Marseille vs Olympiacos Prediction, 12/1/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Olympiacos
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-112) Olympiacos (+300)
Orange Velodrome is the venue where Dario Benedetto and Marseille (0-0-4 in Champions League) will take on Olympiacos (1-0-3 in Champions League) on Tuesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Jose Sa for Olympiacos. The line on this matchup has Marseille priced at -112 and Olympiacos are at +300. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Marseille took the field against Nantes in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 3 - 1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 87.8% rate by connecting on 437 of the 498 pass attempts in their last game. Marseille attempted 20 dribbles in this match and were successful in 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 40.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Marseille ended this match at a 57.1% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 14 shots. Marseille has an average of 1.40 goals per 90 (14 total goals) and have 13 assists in all matches for the season.
Dario Benedetto is a guy who should impact this matchup for Marseille. He has totaled 23 assists while earning 28 yellow card warnings in his career. Benedetto has been in the starting lineup in 143 games in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.60 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 78 goals scored in 11,621 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Florian Thauvin, the forward taking the field for France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 82 total goals. Thauvin has played 18,109 minutes during 211 starts and has been given 26 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has played for a total of 39,378 mins and has accumulated 1,134 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.10 (480 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .708. The goalie playing for Marseille has faced 1,595 shots sent his way in 442 career starts. Mandanda (213-122-104 record in his career) has accumulated 143 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.4% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Olympiacos took a loss by a score of 1 - 0 against Manchester City. They wrapped up this match by completing 395 of the 479 attempted passes for a percentage of 82.5%. Olympiacos ended the game with a 58.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 12 dribbles they tried. Having tallied 17 goals and 15 assists in all matches, Olympiacos has an average of 2.12 goals and 1.87 assists per 90 min.
Youssef El Arabi should be able to be counted on for Olympiacos. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 and has started 201 contests so far in his career. The forward representing Morocco has been on the pitch for 17,475 professional minutes while scoring 97 goals. He has accumulated 22 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times. Make sure to watch out for Mohamed Camara, the midfielder who is from Olympiacos. He has accounted for 14 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 6 times. Camara has earned himself 16 yellow cards in 6,973 minutes played (74 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.18.
Jose Sa will be residing in front of the goal for Olympiacos. So far in his pro soccer career, Sa has given up 31 goals and has tallied 65 saves in 86 starts. He has surrendered 0.67 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 62-15-8. He is the owner of a save % of .677 and his shutout rate is 53.5%. Sa has tallied 46 clean sheets and has defended 96 shots against him in 7,695 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marseille (-112)
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