Montpellier vs Lille Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Lille
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: ESPN Play Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+239) Lille (+131)
Burak Yılmaz and Lille (9-6-1, 1st in Ligue 1) head to Stade de la Mosson on Wednesday where they'll take on Montpellier (8-3-5, 6th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Mike Maignan for Lille. Lille OSC are at at +131 while the Paillade are at +239. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Montpellier faced Brest in their last match and got the draw with a final of 2-2. In sharing the ball, they had a 84.7% rate by completing 399 out of their 471 passing targets in their last game. Montpellier tried 9 dribbles in this outing and completed 4 of those dribbles for a percentage of 44.4%. Regarding shot accuracy, Montpellier finished the game at a 40.0% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. Montpellier has an average of 1.69 goals per 90 minutes (27 goals in total) and are sitting with 21 assists In all contests this season.
Andy Delort is a guy who can be a difference maker for Montpellier. Delort has been given a starting assignment in 223 matches during his career and has 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has 86 goals in 20,566 professional minutes. He has accounted for 40 assists while accumulating 43 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Gaetan Laborde, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 23 times so far in his career and he has scored 41 goals. Laborde has totaled 12,592 minutes in 141 starting assignments and has earned himself 15 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.29 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin (59-28-37 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 30 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.2% shutout percentage. The goalie from Switzerland has had 403 shots attempted against him in 124 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.09 (134 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .705. Omlin has been on the field for a total of 11,099 mins and has accumulated 280 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Lille weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against PSG. They finished the match by connecting on 272 of the 349 attempted passes for a rate of 77.9%. Lille ended the game with a 56.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Lille had 2 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted which had them at a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 20 assists for all their games, Lille sports an average of 1.69 goals and 1.25 assists per 90.
Burak Yılmaz will need to provide a lift for Lille. He has an average of 0.66 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 328 matches during his career. The forward born in Turkey has been on the pitch for 28,728 professional minutes and has scored 212 goals. He has collected 88 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan Bamba, the forward hailing from France. Bamba has been given 9 yellow card warnings in 11,814 minutes played (132 starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.24. He has 32 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 24 different times.
Mike Maignan is expected to look after the goal for Lille. In his pro soccer career, Maignan has conceded 134 goals and has tallied 328 stops in 125 starting assignments. He has given up 1.07 goals per 90 while holding a record of 60-26-39. He has a save percentage of .728 and his clean sheet rate is 35.2%. Maignan has 44 shutouts while defending 441 shots tried against him in 11,268 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lille (+131)
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