Marseille vs Bordeaux Prediction, 10/17/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Bordeaux
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-139) Bordeaux (+350)
Orange Vélodrome is the site where Florian Thauvin and Marseille (2-3-1, 10th in Ligue 1) will take on Bordeaux (2-3-1, 9th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Benoit Costil for Bordeaux. The Olympians are at -139 while Bordeaux FC are priced at +350. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Marseille has controlled possession of the ball for 47.5% of matches while they dribble successfully 61.9% of the time (9th in the league). They have attempted 55 shots at the opposition with 13 being on target, which is a 23.6% SOT percentage. Marseille have scored 7 goals this season, which ranks them 12th in Ligue 1. They have been on the receiving end of 2,143 passes on 2,611 attempts this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 82.1%.
Florian Thauvin is a player who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. He has totaled 39 assists while earning 26 yellow cards in his career. Thauvin has had a starting assignment in 207 matchups so far in his career and accounts for 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has 80 goals scored in 17,797 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Valere Germain, the forward from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 75 total goals. Germain has been on the pitch for 18,163 minutes in 203 starts and has been handed 15 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (209-122-104 record in his career) has accumulated 141 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.2% shutout percentage. The keeper from Congo has faced 1,584 shots sent in his direction in 438 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.10 (478 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .708. Mandanda has defended the goal for a total of 39,018 mins and has accumulated 1,125 saves so far in his career.
The Girondins have had success dribbling 57.4% of the time on the year while accumulating 6 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.8% while controlling possession of the ball 44.7% of the time. Bordeaux has totaled 2,667 targets for the campaign (8th in Ligue 1) to go along with 2,341 completed passes. The have hit on 41.1% of their shots on target on 56 shots.
Toma Basic should provide solid play for Bordeaux. The midfielder from Croatia has earned 6,556 minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has accounted for 17 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 10 times. He scores 0.19 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 76 outings during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Josh Maja, the forward from England. He has earned 24 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 4 different times. Maja has been given a total of 3 yellow cards in 3,547 minutes played (41 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.61.
Benoit Costil will be looking after the net for the Girondins. So far in his pro soccer career, Costil has surrendered 493 goals while he has tallied 1,190 stops in 407 starts. He has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 while holding a record of 141-124-141. He holds a save percentage of .713 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.5%. Costil has tallied 112 shutouts while defending 1,669 shots tried against him in 36,476 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+350) and under 2.5 goals
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