Marseille vs Nantes Prediction, 11/28/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Nantes
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-127) Nantes (+230)
Orange Vélodrome is the venue where Florian Thauvin and Marseille (5-3-1, 6th in Ligue 1) will take on Nantes (3-3-4, 14th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The Olympians are at -127 while Nantes are priced at +230. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Marseille played Strasbourg in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 82.0% rate by completing 387 of the 472 targeted passes in their last game. Marseille tried 25 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 11 of the attempts for a rate of 44.0%. Marseille has an average of 1.22 g/90 (11 goals in total) and have racked up 11 assists in all competitions this season.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. He has totaled 41 assists while earning 26 yellow card warnings in his career. Thauvin has had a starting assignment in 210 matchups during his career and he accounts for 0.40 goals per 90. The forward hailing from France has totaled 81 goals scored in 18,019 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Valere Germain, the forward hailing from France. Germain has been on the pitch for 18,247 mins during 204 starts and has earned himself 15 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 31 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 75 total goals. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (212-122-104 mark in his career) has earned 143 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.4% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Congo has had 1,593 shots attempted against him in 441 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.10 (479 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .709. Mandanda has seen the pitch for a total of 39,288 mins and has accumulated 1,133 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Nantes finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Metz. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 526 out of their 596 attempted passes earning a percentage of 88.3%. Nantes finished the match with a 47.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Nantes converted 5 shots on target out of 17 shots attempted which had them at a 29.4% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 12 goals and 8 assists for all their matches, Nantes is averaging 1.20 goals and 0.80 assists per 90 minutes.
Renaud Emond will need to provide a lift for Nantes. He is averaging 0.46 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 115 games during his career. The forward from Belgium has been on the pitch for 10,564 minutes while he has scored 54 goals. He has 14 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. Make sure to watch out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder who is from France. He has collected 14 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 12 different times. Blas has been handed a total of 15 yellow card cautions in 9,014 minutes played (96 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.14.
Alban Lafont is expected to look after the net for Nantes. In his pro soccer career, Lafont has allowed 205 goals and has accounted for 467 stops in 169 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.22 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 49-51-69. He has a save % of .724 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.6%. Lafont has racked up 50 shutouts and has seen 651 shots attempted against him in 15,149 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nantes (+230)
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