Marseille vs Manchester City Prediction, 10/27/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Manchester City
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Location: Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+340) Manchester City (-172)
Florian Thauvin and Marseille (0-0-1 in Champions League) host Manchester City (1-0-0 in Champions League) at Orange Velodrome on Tuesday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -172 while The Olympians are at +340. The over/under has been set at 3.
Marseille stepped onto the pitch against Lorient in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 1 - 0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 92.1% passes received percentage by converting 481 out of their 522 passing attempts last match. Marseille attempted 22 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 36.4%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Marseille finished at a 20.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Marseille is averaging 1.25 goals per 90 (10 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games for the season.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who can be a difference maker for Marseille. Thauvin has been given a starting assignment in 209 contests in his career and tallies 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has earned 81 goals in 17,955 minutes played. He has totaled 41 assists while earning 26 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Morgan Sanson, the midfielder representing France. He has assisted on a goal 24 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 37 goals. Sanson has been on the field for 17,892 minutes in 203 starts and has been handed a total of 42 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.19 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (211-122-104 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 142 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.3% shutout percentage. The goalie representing Marseille has had 1,591 shots attempted against him in 440 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.10 (479 goals allowed) and his save % is .708. Mandanda has been on the field for a total of 39,198 mins and has tallied 1,131 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Manchester City weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1 - 1 against West Ham. They finished this game by connecting on 691 of the 756 attempted passes earning a percentage of 91.4%. Manchester City earned a 52.6% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Manchester City landed 7 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots tried which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 8 goals and 5 assists in all their games, Manchester City averages 1.60 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Raheem Sterling will need to provide a lift for Manchester City. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has started 224 matches so far in his career. The forward representing England has been on the pitch for 19,918 mins and has earned 88 goals. He has totaled 29 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 46 times. Be sure to watch out for Riyad Mahrez, the forward representing for Manchester City. He has earned 67 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 57 times. Mahrez has earned himself a total of 12 yellow card warnings in 19,409 mins (221 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.31.
Ederson will be residing in front of the goal for Manchester City. During his career, Ederson has allowed 149 goals while totaling 362 stops in 187 starts. He has given up 0.80 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 126-31-30. He holds a save percentage of .726 and his shutout rate is currently at 43.3%. Ederson has earned 81 shutouts and has seen 503 shots against him in 16,712 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marseille (+340)
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