Lille vs PSG Prediction, 12/20/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs PSG
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (+280) PSG (-116)
Moise Kean and PSG (10-1-4, 2nd in Ligue 1) head to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday where they'll meet Lille (9-5-1, 1st in Ligue 1). The goalies protecting the net will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Keylor Navas for PSG. PSG are at at -116 while Lille OSC are at +280. The total is set at 3.
Lille took the field against Dijon in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-0. In the passing game, they earned a 85.8% passes received percentage by converting 416 out of their 485 pass attempts in their last outing. Lille attempted 7 dribbles in this match and converted 4 of the dribbles for a rate of 57.1%. Concerning shot accuracy, Lille ended this match at a 50.0% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 10 total shots. Lille has an average of 1.80 goals per 90 (27 goals in total) and are sitting with 20 assists in all competitions this year.
Jonathan Bamba is a guy who should impact this matchup for Lille. Bamba has been a starter in 131 matchups so far in his career and tallies 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has earned 32 goals scored in 11,724 minutes played. He has 24 assists while tallying 9 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Burak Yılmaz, the forward born in Turkey. He has helped on a goal 50 times so far in his career while he has scored 212 goals. Yılmaz has 28,638 mins in 327 career starts and has been handed 88 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Lille will be Mike Maignan. Maignan (60-25-39 record during his career) has recorded 43 shutouts, which leaves him with a 34.7% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from French Guiana has seen 440 shots sent his way in 124 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.08 (134 total goals surrendered) and his save % is .727. Maignan has played for 11,178 mins and has 327 stops so far in his career.
For their last outing, PSG went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Lorient. PSG had a 45.8% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 24 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 741 out of their 812 passes they attempted for a rate of 91.3%. PSG landed 7 shots attempted out of their 23 shots attempted which had them at a 30.4% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 35 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, PSG sports an average of 2.33 goals and 1.60 assists per 90.
Moise Kean will need to provide a lift for PSG. He scores 0.53 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 32 contests so far in his career. The forward hailing from Italy has been on the pitch for 3,216 mins while scoring 19 goals. He has tallied 10 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Kylian Mbappe, the forward representing France. He has totaled 91 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 33 different times. Mbappe has been handed a total of 11 yellow card warnings in 8,537 minutes played (93 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.96.
Keylor Navas is expected to look after the goal for PSG. Navas has racked up 73 clean sheets while defending 861 shots against him in 19,539 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of .746 and his shutout rate is currently 33.5%. He has surrendered 1.03 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 118-48-52. So far in his pro soccer career, Navas has surrendered 223 goals and has totaled 641 stops in 218 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take PSG (-116)
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