Montpellier vs Strasbourg Prediction, 11/22/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Strasbourg
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+150) Strasbourg (+180)
Stade de la Mosson is the venue where Andy Delort and Montpellier (5-2-3, 7th in Ligue 1) will play Strasbourg (2-0-8, 19th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. The line on this matchup has Montpellier coming in at +150 and Strasbourg are at +180. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Montpellier took the field against Bordeaux in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 2 - 0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 87.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 413 of the 472 pass attempts in their last match. Montpellier attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 4 of those dribbles for a rate of 36.4%. Regarding shot accuracy, Montpellier finished the game at a 33.3% rate by putting 3 SoT out of 9 total shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.60 g/90 (16 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all matches for the season.
Andy Delort is a guy who can be a difference maker for Montpellier. Delort has been in the starting lineup in 218 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has earned 83 goals in 20,119 mins played. He has 36 assists while tallying 43 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Gaetan Laborde, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted on a goal 23 times in his career and he has scored 38 goals. Laborde has played 12,072 mins in 135 career starts and has earned himself a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.28 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Montpellier is Dimitry Bertaud. Bertaud has seen the pitch for 511 mins and has 9 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.70 (4 goals allowed) and his save % is .750. The goalie hailing from France has had 12 shots sent his way in 6 career starts. Bertaud (2-1-3 record during his soccer career) has earned 3 shutouts, which leaves him with a 50.0% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Strasbourg took a loss by a score of 1 - 0 against Marseille. Strasbourg finished with a 82.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 412 of the 534 attempted passes for a rate of 77.2%. Strasbourg connected on 2 shots on goal out of their 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 20.0% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 10 goals and 6 assists in all matches, Strasbourg has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Ludovic Ajorque should provide solid play for Strasbourg. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 107 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Réunion has played 9,321 mins while earning 39 goals. He has collected 21 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adrien Thomasson, the defender representing France. He has tallied 24 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 24 different times. Thomasson has been given a total of 30 yellow cards in 13,826 mins (158 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.16.
Eiji Kawashima is expected to look after the net for Strasbourg. So far in his career, Kawashima has conceded 289 goals and has racked up 635 saves in 203 starts. He has given up 1.43 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 69-55-79. He sports a save percentage of .688 and his clean sheet rate is 28.6%. Kawashima has accumulated 58 clean sheets while he has seen 921 shots attempted against him in 18,230 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+180)
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