Montpellier vs Reims Prediction, 10/25/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Reims
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (-105) Reims (+365)
Andy Delort and Montpellier (3-2-2, 7th in Ligue 1) play Reims (0-2-5, 19th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Mosson on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. The moneyline on this matchup has Montpellier priced at -105 and the Red and Whites are at +365. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Montpellier has been able to control possession for 42.4% of games while dribbling successfully 64.4% of the time (7th in Ligue 1). They have launched 83 shots at their opponents with 34 of them being on target, which comes out to a 41.0% shots on target percentage. Montpellier have tallied 13 goals on the season, which has them 3rd in the league. Their players have caught 2,176 passes from teammates on 2,622 attempts for the season, which makes their receiving percentage 83.0%.
Andy Delort is a guy who can be a difference maker for Montpellier. He has 36 assists while earning 43 yellow cards thus far in his career. Delort has been given a starting assignment in 215 games in his career and accounts for 0.37 G/90. The forward representing France has recorded 82 goals scored in 19,879 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Gaetan Laborde, the forward born in France. He has helped on a goal 22 times during his career and he has scored 38 total goals. Laborde has been on the field for 11,813 mins in 132 starts and has earned himself a total of 13 yellow cards. He averages 0.29 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Montpellier will be Jonas Omlin. Omlin (56-27-34 record in his career) has 29 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.8% shutout percentage. The keeper from Switzerland has had 374 shots attempted against him in 117 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.02 (119 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .709. Omlin has defended the goal for a total of 10,514 minutes and has accumulated 260 stops so far in his career.
The Red and Whites have had success dribbling 68.4% of the time this year while tallying 6 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 84.1% and they control possession of the ball 37.9% of the time. Reims has 2,480 targets for the season (20th in the league) with 2,085 completed passes. They have been able to complete 35.3% of their shots out of 51 total shots.
Xavier Chavalerin should provide a lift for Reims. The midfielder hailing from France has played 20,071 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has 42 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. He scores 0.06 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 219 outings during his career. You should also keep an eye on Boulaye Dia, the forward born in France. Dia has been handed a total of 2 yellow card warnings in 2,930 mins (33 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.40. He has accumulated 13 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 1 different times.
Predrag Rajkovic is expected to look after the goal for the Red and Whites. Rajkovic has recorded 32 clean sheets while he has defended 231 shots tried against him in 6,480 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .758 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.8%. He has allowed 0.81 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 34-21-17. During his pro soccer career, Rajkovic has surrendered 58 goals while he has earned 173 stops in 73 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Reims (+365)
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