Bordeaux vs Reims Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bordeaux vs Reims
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Bordeaux (+123) Reims (+255)
Mathieu Cafaro and Reims (3-5-8, 17th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Matmut-Atlantique on Wednesday where they'll meet Bordeaux (6-4-6, 12th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Benoit Costil for Bordeaux and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. Bordeaux FC are at +123 while the Red and Whites are at +255. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Bordeaux took the field against Strasbourg in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 87.4% received passes rate by connecting on 326 of the 373 pass targets in their last match. Bordeaux tried 15 dribbles in this match and converted 11 of those tries for a percentage of 73.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Bordeaux finished at a 54.5% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 11 shots. Bordeaux is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (16 goals in total) and have earned 13 assists in all games this season.
Josh Maja is a player who should be able to impact this game for Bordeaux. He has 4 assists while tallying 4 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Maja has been given a starting assignment in 47 matchups in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.57 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has racked up 25 goals scored in 3,964 professional minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Toma Basic, the midfielder born in Croatia. Basic has played 7,314 minutes during 86 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 10 times thus far in his career while he has scored 15 goals. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Bordeaux is Benoit Costil. Costil has defended the goal for a total of 37,376 minutes and is sitting with 1,221 saves during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.23 (509 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .712. The goalie hailing from France has seen 1,713 shots tried at him in 417 career starting assignments. Costil (145-125-146 mark during his soccer career) has 116 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.8% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Reims weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Marseille. Reims ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 220 of the 291 passes they attempted for a rate of 75.6%. Reims landed 1 SoT out of the team's 3 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip in their last game. Having a total of 18 goals and 10 assists for all their matches, Reims is averaging 1.13 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Mathieu Cafaro will be counted on for Reims. He currently averages 0.23 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 48 contests so far in his career. The forward from France has earned 3,967 minutes while scoring 10 goals. He has collected 10 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times. Make sure to watch out for Boulaye Dia, the forward born in France. He has 19 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 1 times. Dia has been given 3 yellow card warnings in 3,650 mins played (42 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.47.
Predrag Rajkovic is expected to look after the goal for Reims. Rajkovic has tallied 34 shutouts while defending 263 shots attempted against him in 7,200 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .741 and his shutout rate is currently at 42.0%. He has allowed 0.89 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 37-24-19. In his pro soccer career, Rajkovic has conceded 71 goals while earning 194 saves in 81 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+123)
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