Lille vs Lorient Prediction, 11/22/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-182) Lorient (+525)
Adrian Grbic and Lorient (2-2-6, 17th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday where they'll take on Lille (5-4-1, 2nd in Ligue 1). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Lille OSC are at -182 while Lorient are at +525. The total is set at 2.5.
Lille played Brest in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3 - 2. Lille attempted 16 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 10 of the dribbles for a rate of 62.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 90.0% received passes percentage by converting 524 of the 582 pass targets in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lille wrapped this game up at a 30.0% clip by hitting 6 SoT of 20 shots. Lille sports an average of 1.60 goals per 90 (16 total goals) and have tallied 10 assists in all competitions this year.
Burak Yılmaz is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lille. Yılmaz has been in the starting lineup in 324 outings thus far in his career and he scores 0.67 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Turkey has recorded 212 goals scored in 28,335 professional minutes. He has 48 assists while accumulating 88 yellow cards in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. Bamba has been on the field for 11,354 mins in 127 career starting assignments and has been given 9 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times in his career while he has scored 31 total goals. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Lille is Mike Maignan. Maignan has defended the goal for 10,728 minutes and has tallied 316 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.10 (131 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .724. The goalkeeper born in French Guiana has faced 427 shots tried against him in 119 starts. Maignan (56-24-39 record in his career) has accumulated 41 shutouts, which leaves him with a 34.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Lorient took a defeat with a final score of 2 - 0 against Nantes. Lorient finished with a 57.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 331 of the 374 passes they tried earning a percentage of 88.5%. Lorient had 4 shots on target out of 18 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 22.2% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 11 goals and 5 assists in all their games, Lorient averages 1.10 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 min.
Adrian Grbic should provide a spark for Lorient. He averages 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 52 matches in his career. The forward from Austria has totaled 5,162 minutes while scoring 30 goals. He has 9 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Yoane Wissa, the forward who is from France. He has earned 39 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 13 different times. Wissa has been handed 20 yellow card warnings in 8,761 mins played (102 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.40.
Paul Nardi is expected to look after the net for Lorient. Nardi has totaled 41 shutouts and has seen 537 shots attempted against him in 15,101 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .747 and his clean sheet rate is 24.4%. He has given up 1.21 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 71-45-52. During his career, Nardi has allowed 203 goals and has earned 399 stops in 168 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lorient (+525)
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