Dijon vs Monaco Prediction, 12/20/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+400) Monaco (-133)
Kevin Volland and Monaco (7-2-6, 8th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday where they'll take on Dijon (1-6-8, 20th in Ligue 1). The starting goalies are Anthony Racioppi for Dijon and Vito Mannone for Monaco. The line on this game has Dijon priced at +400 and the Monégasques are at -133. The total opens at 3.
Dijon played Lille in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 86.6% passes received percentage by converting 361 out of their 417 passing attempts in their last outing. Dijon attempted 15 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 12 of those tries for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Dijon finished at a 16.7% clip by putting 1 shot on target of 6 total shots. Dijon has an average of 0.60 goals per 90 min (9 total goals) and are sitting with 5 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Moussa Konate is a player who should be able to impact this game for Dijon. Konate has started 158 matches during his pro soccer career and scores 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Senegal has 60 goals in 14,064 mins. He has accounted for 19 assists while accumulating 41 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Bruno Ecuele Manga, the defender who is from Gabon. He has assisted on a goal 5 times thus far in his career while he has scored 13 total goals. Manga has totaled 29,393 mins in 324 starts and has been handed 30 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.04 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Dijon is Anthony Racioppi. Racioppi (1-3-2 mark during his soccer career) has earned 1 clean sheets, which gives him a 16.7% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Switzerland has seen 24 shots attempted at him in 6 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.00 (6 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .833. Racioppi has defended the goal for 540 mins and is sitting with 19 saves during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Monaco went home defeated by a final of 3-0 against Lens. Monaco earned a 71.4% successful dribble rate by converting 5 of the 7 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 269 out of their 346 passing attempts earning a percentage of 77.7%. Monaco converted 1 shot on target out of their 7 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 25 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, Monaco is averaging 1.67 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Kevin Volland will need to provide a lift for Monaco. The forward from Germany has 25,010 mins while scoring 101 goals. He has accounted for 48 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 60 times. He is currently averaging 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 287 games so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward hailing from Spain. Yedder has been handed 15 yellow card cautions in 20,861 minutes played (239 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.54. He has scored 126 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 40 times.
Vito Mannone will reside in front of the goal for Monaco. Mannone has 58 shutouts and defended 1,068 shots against him in 19,165 career minutes. He has a save % of .740 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.4%. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 67-61-84. During his career, Mannone has conceded 291 goals and has totaled 785 saves in 212 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dijon (+400)
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