PSG vs Lorient Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: PSG vs Lorient
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: PSG (-1025) Lorient (+2651)
Parc des Princes is the venue where Kylian Mbappe and PSG (9-1-4, 3rd in Ligue 1) will play Lorient (3-2-9, 17th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Keylor Navas for PSG and Paul Nardi for Lorient. The moneyline on this contest has PSG priced at -1025 and Lorient are at +2651. The total has been set at 4.
PSG faced off with Lyon in their last match and took a loss by a final of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 93.4% received passes rate by connecting on 570 of the 610 targeted passes last match. PSG tried 29 dribbles in this contest and converted 17 of the attempts for a rate of 58.6%. In terms of shooting accuracy, PSG finished at a 14.3% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 7 shots. PSG has an average of 2.36 goals per 90 (33 goals in total) and have tallied 23 assists in all matches this year.
Kylian Mbappe is a guy who should be able to impact this game for PSG. He has totaled 33 assists while earning 10 yellow cards during his career. Mbappe has been in the starting lineup in 92 games during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.96 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has recorded 90 goals in 8,447 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Moise Kean, the forward born in Italy. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times in his career while scoring 18 total goals. Kean has been on the field for 3,146 mins during 31 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 9 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.51 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for PSG is Keylor Navas. Navas has played for 19,539 minutes and has earned 641 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.03 (223 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .746. The goalkeeper hailing from Costa Rica has had 861 shots attempted against him in 218 starting assignments. Navas (118-48-52 mark in his career) has tallied 73 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 33.5% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Lorient got the victory with a final of 3-0 against Nimes. Lorient had a 69.2% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 344 out of their 450 passes they tried earning a rate of 76.4%. Lorient connected on 4 shots tried out of the team's 12 shots tried which had them at a 33.3% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 14 goals and 7 assists In all their contests, Lorient sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic will need to provide a lift for Lorient. The forward representing Austria has totaled 5,261 mins while earning 30 goals. He has tallied 9 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. He currently averages 0.51 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 53 contests in his career. You should also keep an eye on Yoane Wissa, the forward who represents France. Wissa has been handed a total of 21 yellow card cautions in 9,022 mins (105 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.40. He has 40 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 13 times.
Paul Nardi is expected to look after the goal for Lorient. Nardi has 42 clean sheets and has defended 559 shots attempted against him in 15,461 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .742 and his clean sheet rate is currently 24.4%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 72-45-55. In his career, Nardi has surrendered 211 goals and has racked up 414 stops in 172 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lorient (+2651)
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