Reims vs Lorient Prediction, 10/17/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Lorient
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+110) Lorient (+230)
Yoane Wissa and Lorient (1-1-4, 17th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Auguste-Delaune on Saturday where they'll take on Reims (0-2-4, 19th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Lorient are at at +230 while the Red and Whites are at +110. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Reims have tallied 5 goals on the campaign, which is 18th in Ligue 1. They have attempted 45 shots at their opponents goal with 15 of them being on target, which is a 33.3% SOT percentage. Reims has controlled possession of the ball for 36.3% of matches while dribbling successfully 68.4% of the time (3rd in Ligue 1). Their players have caught 1,798 passes on 2,129 targets so far this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 84.5%.
Boulaye Dia is a player who should be able to impact this game for Reims. He has accounted for 1 assist while earning 2 yellow cards during his career. Dia has been in the starting lineup in 33 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has totaled 13 goals in 2,930 mins played. Someone else who should impact this match is Arber Zeneli, the forward who is from Sweden. He has assisted on a goal 30 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 31 total goals. Zeneli has accumulated 10,819 mins during 125 starting assignments. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Reims will be Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic (34-21-16 mark in his career) has recorded 32 shutouts, which has earned him a 44.4% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Serbia has faced 228 shots tried at him in 72 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.77 (55 total goals allowed) and his save % is .763. Rajkovic has defended the goal for a total of 6,390 mins and has earned 172 saves so far in his career.
Lorient has tallied 2,221 pass targets on the year (19th in Ligue 1) to go along with 1,907 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.9% while they maintain possession of the ball 43.7% of the time. The Merlucciidaes have dribbled successfully 53.1% of the time this season while collecting 8 goals. They have been able to connect on 41.3% of their SOT out of 46 shots.
Yoane Wissa should be able to be counted on for Lorient. The forward born in France has been on the field for 8,401 professional minutes and he has scored 38 goals. He has 20 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 98 contests so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Adrian Grbic, the forward who is from Austria. He has totaled 30 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 4 different times. Grbic has been handed a total of 9 yellow card cautions in 5,051 minutes (51 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.53.
Paul Nardi will be residing in front of the goal for the Merlucciidaes. During his pro soccer career, Nardi has surrendered 199 goals while he has totaled 391 stops in 164 starts. He has allowed 1.21 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 70-44-50. He has a save percentage of .749 and his shutout rate is currently 24.4%. Nardi has 40 shutouts while defending 525 shots tried against him in 14,741 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Reims (+110)
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