Bordeaux vs Montpellier Prediction, 11/7/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bordeaux vs Montpellier
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Bordeaux (+130) Montpellier (+225)
Stade Matmut-Atlantique is the site where Toma Basic and Bordeaux (3-3-3, 12th in Ligue 1) will take on Montpellier (4-2-3, 9th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Benoit Costil for Bordeaux and Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier. The Paillade are at at +225 while Bordeaux FC are priced at +130. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Bordeaux has been able to maintain possession for 46.6% of matches while they successfully dribble 58% of the time (13th in Ligue 1). They have tried 88 shots at their opponents goal with 32 on target, which means they have a 36.4% SOT percentage. Bordeaux as a team have 9 goals this season, which is currently 15th in the league. They have caught 3,616 passes on 4,112 attempts for the season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 87.9%.
Toma Basic is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Bordeaux. He has 10 assists while accumulating 17 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Basic has been a starter in 79 contests so far in his career and he tallies 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Croatia has totaled 14 goals scored in 6,826 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Josh Maja, the forward who is from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times so far in his career while scoring 25 total goals. Maja has accumulated 3,636 mins during 42 career starts and has been handed 4 yellow cards. He averages 0.62 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Bordeaux is Benoit Costil. Costil has seen the pitch for a total of 36,746 mins and has tallied 1,197 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.22 (500 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .711. The goalkeeper from France has seen 1,681 shots attempted at him in 410 starts. Costil (142-124-143 mark in his career) has earned 113 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.6% shutout percentage.
Montpellier has 3,323 pass targets so far this year (17th in Ligue 1) with 2,814 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 84.7% while controlling possession of the ball 41.6% of the time. The Paillade have had success dribbling 62.5% of the time on the year while accumulating 14 goals. They have been able to complete 38.1% of their shots on 97 total shots.
Gaetan Laborde should provide a spark for Montpellier. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 11,982 professional minutes while he has scored 38 goals. He has 14 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 22 times. He averages 0.29 goals per 90 minutes and has started 134 outings so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Andy Delort, the forward hailing from France. He has 82 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 36 times. Delort has been given 43 yellow card cautions in 20,029 minutes played (217 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.37.
Dimitry Bertaud will be looking after the net for the Paillade. During his career, Bertaud has conceded 4 goals while he has earned 7 stops in 5 starting assignments. He has given up 0.86 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 1-1-3. He sports a save % of .700 and his clean sheet rate is 40.0%. Bertaud has earned 2 clean sheets while he has defended 10 shots against him in 421 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montpellier (+225)
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