Lorient vs Marseille Prediction, 10/24/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Marseille
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+240) Marseille (+115)
Adrian Grbic and Lorient (2-1-4, 17th in Ligue 1) play Marseille (3-3-1, 6th in Ligue 1) at Stade du Moustoir on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Paul Nardi for Lorient and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The moneyline on this game has Lorient coming in at +240 and the Olympians are at +115. The total is set at 2.5.
Lorient have accounted for 11 goals this year, which is currently 6th in Ligue 1. They have tried 59 shots at the goal with 22 being on target, which comes out to a 37.3% shots on target percentage. Lorient has controlled possession of the ball for 45% of games while they successfully dribble 56% of the time (18th in Ligue 1). They have caught 2,229 passes on 2,587 tries this season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.2%.
Adrian Grbic is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lorient. He has 4 assists while tallying 9 yellow cards so far in his career. Grbic has been given a starting assignment in 51 outings thus far in his career while he scores 0.53 G/90. The forward from Austria has 30 goals in 5,069 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Yoane Wissa, the forward born in France. He has assisted on a goal 13 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 39 goals. Wissa has played 8,491 mins during 99 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 20 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 mins in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Lorient is Paul Nardi. Nardi (71-44-50 mark during his career) has earned 40 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.2% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from France has had 528 shots tried against him in 165 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.21 (200 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .748. Nardi has played for a total of 14,831 mins and is sitting with 393 stops so far in his career.
Marseille has totaled 3,129 targets this year (9th in Ligue 1) with 2,620 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 83.7% while controlling possession of the ball 48.7% of the time. The Olympians have successfully dribbled 62.6% of the time on the campaign while scoring 9 goals. They have connected on 26.7% of their SOT out of 60 total shots.
Valere Germain should be able to be counted on for Marseille. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 and has started 203 outings during his soccer career. The forward from France has been on the pitch for 18,167 professional minutes while scoring 75 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 31 times. Make sure to watch out for Florian Thauvin, the forward hailing from France. He has scored 81 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 40 times. Thauvin has been given a total of 26 yellow card warnings in 17,874 professional minutes played (208 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.41.
Steve Mandanda is expected to look after the goal for the Olympians. So far in his pro soccer career, Mandanda has allowed 479 goals while he has racked up 1,128 saves in 439 starts. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 210-122-104. He sports a save % of .708 and his shutout rate sits at 32.1%. Mandanda has earned 141 shutouts while defending 1,588 shots attempted against him in 39,108 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marseille (+115)
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