Rennes vs Marseille Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Marseille
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: beIN Sports XTRA
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (+147) Marseille (+196)
Valere Germain and Marseille (8-3-1, 4th in Ligue 1) go to Roazhon Park on Wednesday where they'll meet Rennes (6-4-4, 8th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Alfred Gomis for Rennes and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The Red and Blacks are at +147 while the Olympians are at +196. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Rennes took the field against Nice in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 83.7% passes received percentage by completing 416 of the 497 pass attempts last match. Rennes attempted 15 dribbles in this match and converted 14 of the tries for a percentage of 93.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Rennes finished the game at a 31.3% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 16 total shots. Rennes has an average of 1.36 goals per 90 (19 goals in total) and have accounted for 17 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Benjamin Bourigeaud is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Rennes. He has 26 assists while tallying 28 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Bourigeaud has had a starting assignment in 171 games in his career while he scores 0.17 G/90. The forward from France has totaled 28 goals in 15,016 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Adrien Hunou, the forward who represents France. He has helped on a goal 8 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 36 goals. Hunou has been on the pitch for 9,772 mins during 105 starting assignments and has been handed 10 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Rennes is Alfred Gomis. Gomis has played for a total of 18,048 mins and has tallied 601 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.14 (228 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .734. The goalie from Senegal has had 816 shots attempted at him in 202 starts. Gomis (66-60-71 mark in his professional soccer career) has 65 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.2% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Marseille got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Monaco. They finished this game by connecting on 280 out of their 390 passing attempts for a rate of 71.8%. Marseille finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Marseille converted 2 shots tried out of 5 shots tried which gave them a 40.0% clip when they last took the field. With 18 goals and 17 assists in all competitions, Marseille averages 1.50 goals and 1.42 assists per 90 min.
Valere Germain will need to provide a lift for Marseille. The forward born in France has 18,307 professional minutes while he has scored 76 goals. He has earned 16 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 204 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Florian Thauvin, the forward representing France. He has scored 83 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 42 times. Thauvin has been handed a total of 27 yellow cards in 18,216 professional minutes (212 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.41.
Steve Mandanda will look after the net for Marseille. Mandanda has totaled 144 clean sheets while defending 1,598 shots attempted against him in 39,558 career minutes. He has earned a save % of .709 and his shutout rate is currently 32.4%. He has allowed 1.09 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 215-122-104. In his career, Mandanda has conceded 481 goals and has accounted for 1,137 stops in 444 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (+196)
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