Monaco vs Montpellier Prediction, 10/18/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (+100) Montpellier (+260)
Stade Louis II is the venue where Wissam Ben Yedder and Monaco (3-1-2, 6th in Ligue 1) will take on Montpellier (3-1-2, 5th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. The odds on this matchup have Monaco priced at +100 and the Paillade are at +260. The total is set at 2.5.
Monaco has controlled possession of the ball for 58.2% of matches while they have success at dribbling 56.8% of the time (15th in Ligue 1). They have tried 88 shots at their opponents goal with 21 on target, which calculates to a 23.9% shots on target percentage. Monaco as a team have totaled 9 goals on the year, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have caught 3,039 passes from teammates on 3,427 attempts for the campaign, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.7%.
Wissam Ben Yedder is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Monaco. Yedder has had a starting assignment in 232 outings during his soccer career and accounts for 0.54 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has accumulated 122 goals in 20,285 professional minutes played. He has 38 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Henry Onyekuru, the forward born in Nigeria. Onyekuru has been on the field for 9,184 minutes during 100 career starts and has been given a total of 20 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 11 times thus far in his career and he has scored 53 total goals. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Monaco will be Benjamin Lecomte. Lecomte (86-80-88 record in his career) has totaled 69 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from France has seen 1,105 shots sent in his direction in 253 starts. His GA/90 is 1.27 (322 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .724. Lecomte has defended the goal for a total of 22,843 minutes and has 802 saves during his pro soccer career.
The Paillade have been able to dribble successfully 66.7% of the time on the season while earning 12 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 83.8% while controlling possession of the ball 46.3% of the time. Montpellier has totaled 2,476 targets this year (14th in Ligue 1) and they have 2,076 completed passes. The have hit on 40% of their shots on target out of 80 shots.
Gaetan Laborde should be able to be counted on for Montpellier. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 131 matches in his career. The forward from France has accumulated 11,741 mins and he has scored 38 goals. He has 13 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 22 times. Make sure to watch out for Teji Savanier, the forward born in France. He has 37 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 56 times. Savanier has earned himself a total of 72 yellow card warnings in 19,315 professional minutes played (221 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.17.
Jonas Omlin will be residing in front of the goal for the Paillade. In his pro soccer career, Omlin has allowed 118 goals while he has earned 253 saves in 116 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.02 goals per 90 while holding a record of 56-26-34. He has a save % of .703 and his shutout rate is 25.0%. Omlin has tallied 29 shutouts while he has defended 367 shots attempted against him in 10,424 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Monaco (+100)
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