Marseille vs Monaco Prediction, 12/12/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Monaco
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+150) Monaco (+185)
Kevin Volland and Monaco (7-2-4, 5th in Ligue 1) go to Orange Vélodrome on Saturday where they'll take on Marseille (7-3-1, 4th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Radoslaw Majecki for Monaco. The Monégasques are at at +185 while the Olympians are at +150. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Marseille faced Nimes in their last match and took home the win by a score of 2-0. Marseille tried 18 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 15 of the attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 87.9% passes received rate by completing 581 out of their 661 targeted passes last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Marseille ended this match at a 29.4% clip by hitting 5 shots on target of 17 shots. Marseille has an average of 1.45 goals per 90 minutes (16 goals in total) and have tallied 15 assists in all matches this season.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who should impact this matchup for Marseille. Thauvin has been a starter in 211 outings so far in his career and has 0.41 goals per 90. The forward representing France has racked up 82 goals in 18,130 mins. He has 41 assists while earning 26 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Valere Germain, the forward representing France. Germain has played 18,281 mins in 204 starts and has been given a total of 15 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 31 times so far in his career while scoring 76 goals. He is currently averaging 0.37 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has seen the pitch for a total of 39,468 minutes and has 1,134 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.09 (480 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .708. The goalie from Congo has seen 1,595 shots attempted against him in 443 starts. Mandanda (214-122-104 mark in his career) has accounted for 144 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.5% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Monaco took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Lille. Monaco earned a 47.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 525 of the 609 attempted passes earning a rate of 86.2%. Monaco connected on 3 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 24 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Monaco is averaging 1.85 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 minutes.
Kevin Volland should provide a lift for Monaco. The forward born in Germany has been on the pitch for 24,908 mins and he has scored 101 goals. He has collected 48 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 60 times. He scores 0.36 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 285 matches in his career. Be sure to watch out for Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward representing Spain. He has accumulated 125 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 40 different times. Yedder has been handed a total of 15 yellow cards in 20,726 professional minutes played (237 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.54.
Radoslaw Majecki will be residing in front of the net for Monaco. Majecki has totaled 19 shutouts and has seen 2 shots against him in 4,320 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of .500 and his shutout rate is currently 39.6%. He has allowed 0.07 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 29-7-12.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Monaco (+185)
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