Marseille vs Reims Prediction, 12/19/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Reims
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: ESPN Play Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-139) Reims (+400)
Boulaye Dia and Reims (3-4-8, 17th in Ligue 1) are headed to Orange Vélodrome on Saturday where they'll meet Marseille (8-3-2, 4th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. The Olympians are at -139 while the Red and Whites are at +400. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Marseille faced off with Rennes in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 2-1. Marseille attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 78.3% passes received rate by completing 224 of the 286 targeted passes in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Marseille wrapped this game up at a 37.5% clip by hitting 3 SoT out of 8 total shots. Marseille is averaging 1.46 goals per 90 (19 total goals) and have accumulated 18 assists in all competitions this season.
Florian Thauvin is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Marseille. He has 42 assists while accumulating 27 yellow cards in his career. Thauvin has been given a starting assignment in 213 outings during his career while scoring 0.41 goals per 90. The forward hailing from France has earned 83 goals in 18,286 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Valere Germain, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted on a goal 31 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 76 goals. Germain has earned 18,352 minutes during 204 career starts and has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.37 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (215-122-105 record in his career) has 144 shutouts, which has earned him a 32.4% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Congo has faced 1,603 shots attempted against him in 445 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.10 (483 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of .709. Mandanda has been on the pitch for 39,648 minutes and has earned 1,140 saves during his career.
The last time they took the field, Reims went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Brest. Reims earned a 60.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 410 out of their 482 passes they attempted for a percentage of 85.1%. Reims had 4 shots attempted out of 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 30.8% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 18 goals and 10 assists in all their matches, Reims is averaging 1.20 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Boulaye Dia should be someone to watch for Reims. The forward from France has totaled 3,563 minutes while scoring 19 goals. He has 3 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 1 times. He currently averages 0.48 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 41 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Mathieu Cafaro, the forward who is from France. He has totaled 10 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 7 different times. Cafaro has been given a total of 10 yellow card warnings in 3,896 professional minutes played (47 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.23.
Predrag Rajkovic will reside in front of the net for Reims. In his pro soccer career, Rajkovic has allowed 70 goals and has racked up 189 saves in 80 starts. He has conceded 0.89 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 37-23-19. He sports a save % of .739 and his clean sheet rate is currently 42.5%. Rajkovic has racked up 34 shutouts while defending 257 shots tried against him in 7,110 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Reims (+400)
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