Lorient vs Rennes Prediction, 12/20/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+220) Rennes (+120)
Stade du Moustoir is the venue where Yoane Wissa and Lorient (3-2-10, 18th in Ligue 1) will take on Rennes (7-4-4, 6th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Paul Nardi for Lorient and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. Lorient are at +220 while the Red and Blacks are at +120. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Lorient faced off with PSG in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 72.0% passes received percentage by completing 203 of the 282 pass attempts in their last match. Lorient attempted 16 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. Concerning shot accuracy, Lorient finished the game at a 37.5% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Lorient averages 0.93 goals per 90 (14 goals in total) and are sitting with 7 assists in all competitions for the year.
Yoane Wissa is a player who should impact this matchup for Lorient. Wissa has had a starting assignment in 106 games in his career while he scores 0.40 goals per 90. The forward from France has 40 goals scored in 9,087 minutes played. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Adrian Grbic, the forward representing Austria. Grbic has totaled 5,286 minutes in 53 career starting assignments and has earned himself 9 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 30 goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Lorient is Paul Nardi. Nardi has been on the field for a total of 15,551 mins and has earned 420 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.23 (213 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .744. The keeper from France has had 566 shots attempted against him in 173 career starts. Nardi (72-45-56 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 42 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.3% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Rennes earned three points by winning 2-1 against Marseille. They wrapped up this outing by completing 526 of the 607 passing tries earning a percentage of 86.7%. Rennes earned a 26.3% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Rennes landed 5 shots attempted out of the team's 15 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 21 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Rennes averages 1.40 goals and 1.27 assists per 90 min.
Adrien Hunou will need to provide a spark for Rennes. The forward from France has totaled 9,801 mins while he has scored 37 goals. He has 11 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. He is currently averaging 0.34 goals per 90 minutes and has started 105 matches in his career. Make sure to watch out for Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward representing France. Bourigeaud has earned himself 28 yellow card warnings in 15,034 professional minutes played (171 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.17. He has 28 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 26 different times.
Alfred Gomis will look after the goal for Rennes. Gomis has totaled 65 clean sheets while defending 816 shots attempted against him in 18,048 career minutes. He sports a save % of .734 and his shutout rate is currently 32.2%. He has allowed 1.14 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 66-60-71. Thus far in his career, Gomis has allowed 228 goals and has totaled 601 saves in 202 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rennes (+120)
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