Dijon vs Lille Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Lille
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: beIN Sports XTRA
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+502) Lille (-168)
Burak Yılmaz and Lille (8-5-1, 1st in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Gaston Gérard on Wednesday where they'll take on Dijon (1-6-7, 20th in Ligue 1). The starting goalies will be Anthony Racioppi for Dijon and Mike Maignan for Lille. Dijon are at +502 while Lille OSC are at -168. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Dijon played Nantes in their last matchup and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. Dijon attempted 10 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 82.6% rate by connecting on 517 of the 626 targeted passes last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Dijon finished the game at a 23.1% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 13 total shots. Dijon is averaging 0.64 goals per 90 (9 total goals) and have accounted for 5 assists in all matches this season.
Mama Balde is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Dijon. He has accounted for 4 assists while tallying 10 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Balde has had a starting assignment in 64 outings thus far in his career while scoring 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Guinea-Bissau has accumulated 21 goals in 5,494 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Moussa Konate, the forward representing Senegal. Konate has played 13,992 minutes during 157 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 41 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 19 times so far in his career while scoring 60 total goals. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Dijon is Anthony Racioppi. Racioppi (1-3-1 record in his career) has tallied 1 clean sheets, which gives him a 20.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Switzerland has had 19 shots attempted at him in 5 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.80 (4 goals given up) and he holds a save % of .895. Racioppi has seen the field for 450 minutes and has 16 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, Lille went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Bordeaux. They finished the contest by connecting on 479 out of their 564 passing attempts earning a percentage of 84.9%. Lille finished with a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 11 dribbles they tried. Lille had 5 shots attempted out of the team's 14 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 35.7% clip in their last match. Having tallied 25 goals and 19 assists in all their contests, Lille averages 1.79 goals and 1.36 assists per 90 minutes.
Burak Yılmaz will be counted on for Lille. The forward representing Turkey has been on the field for 28,605 minutes while scoring 212 goals. He has 88 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 50 times. He currently averages 0.67 G/90 and has started 327 matches in his career. You should also watch out for Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. Bamba has been given 9 yellow cards in 11,634 professional minutes played (130 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.25. He has accumulated 32 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 24 times.
Mike Maignan is expected to look after the net for Lille. Maignan has recorded 42 clean sheets while defending 439 shots against him in 11,088 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .727 and his shutout rate is currently 34.1%. He has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 59-25-39. During his professional soccer career, Maignan has allowed 134 goals and has tallied 326 stops in 123 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lille (-168)
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