Marseille vs Porto Prediction, 11/25/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Porto
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+106) Porto (+225)
Orange Velodrome is the site where Florian Thauvin and Marseille (0-0-3 in Champions League) will take on Porto (2-0-1 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Agustin Marchesin for Porto. Porto are at at +225 while The Olympians are at +106. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Marseille took the field against Strasbourg in their last game and took home the win by a score of 1 - 0. Marseille tried 25 dribbles in this matchup and completed 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 44.0%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 82.0% passes received rate by converting 387 out of their 472 passing attempts in their last game. Marseille is averaging 1.22 goals per 90 minutes (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 11 assists in all competitions for the season.
Florian Thauvin is a player who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. He has totaled 41 assists while accumulating 26 yellow card warnings during his career. Thauvin has had a starting assignment in 210 outings during his soccer career and he scores 0.40 G/90. The forward born in France has earned 81 goals scored in 18,019 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Morgan Sanson, the midfielder taking the field for France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times during his career while he has scored 38 goals. Sanson has been on the pitch for 17,923 minutes during 203 career starts and has been given a total of 42 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (212-122-104 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 143 shutouts, which gives him a 32.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper taking the field for Marseille has had 1,593 shots tried against him in 441 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.10 (479 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .709. Mandanda has played for a total of 39,288 minutes and has earned 1,133 saves in his career.
In their last game, Porto got the victory with a final of 3 - 0 against fr Marseille. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 297 of the 337 passes they attempted for a rate of 88.1%. Porto ended the game with a 57.9% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Porto had 7 shots on target out of the team's 18 shots attempted which had them at a 38.9% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 18 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, Porto averages 2.57 goals and 1.86 assists per 90 minutes.
Jesus Corona should be someone to watch for Porto. The forward from Mexico has accumulated 15,295 mins and has scored 38 goals. He has accumulated 34 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 42 times. He scores 0.22 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 175 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Sergio Oliveira, the midfielder representing for Porto. Oliveira has been given 37 yellow card cautions in 9,089 minutes played (99 starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.22. He has tallied 22 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 17 times.
Agustin Marchesin will be looking after the net for Porto. Marchesin has earned 77 shutouts while defending 608 shots against him in 18,367 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of .725 and his shutout rate is 37.6%. He has surrendered 1.06 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 101-49-54. So far in his pro soccer career, Marchesin has allowed 217 goals and has accumulated 429 saves in 205 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Porto (+225)
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