Bordeaux vs Marseille Prediction, 2/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bordeaux vs Marseille
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Bordeaux (+174) Marseille (+166)
Stade Matmut-Atlantique is the site where Toma Basic and Bordeaux (9-5-10, 10th in Ligue 1) will take on Marseille (9-6-7, 9th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Benoit Costil for Bordeaux and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The Olympians are at at +166 while Bordeaux FC are priced at +174. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Bordeaux stepped onto the pitch against Brest in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. Bordeaux tried 17 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 6 of those attempts for a percentage of 35.3%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 84.7% rate by converting 469 out of their 554 passing attempts in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Bordeaux finished the game at a 50.0% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. Bordeaux has an average of 1.08 g/90 (26 total goals) and have racked up 22 assists in all games for this campaign.
Toma Basic is a guy who can be a difference maker for Bordeaux. Basic has had a starting assignment in 94 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Croatia has accumulated 16 goals scored in 8,000 professional minutes. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Hwang Ui-Jo, the forward representing Korea. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times so far in his career and he has scored 63 goals. Ui-jo has earned 15,110 minutes in 167 career starting assignments and has been given 15 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Bordeaux is Benoit Costil. Costil has seen the field for a total of 38,096 mins and is sitting with 1,245 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.23 (521 total goals given up) and his save % is .711. The goalie from France has had 1,749 shots tried at him in 425 career starts. Costil (148-126-150 mark in his career) has recorded 118 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.8% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Marseille took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against PSG. They wrapped up this outing by converting 487 of the 577 attempted passes for a rate of 84.4%. Marseille ended the game with a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 11 dribbles they tried. Marseille converted 4 shots on goal out of 12 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 28 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, Marseille averages 1.27 goals and 1.18 assists per 90 minutes.
Florian Thauvin should provide a spark for Marseille. The forward from France has accumulated 18,930 mins and has earned 85 goals. He has 27 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 43 times. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has started 221 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Valere Germain, the forward representing France. He has accounted for 77 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 31 different times. Germain has been given 16 yellow cards in 18,761 mins played (208 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.37.
Steve Mandanda will be looking after the net for Marseille. Mandanda has tallied 145 shutouts while seeing 1,628 shots tried against him in 40,368 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .706 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.0%. He has surrendered 1.10 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 216-125-109. Thus far in his career, Mandanda has allowed 495 goals and has tallied 1,154 saves in 453 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (+166)
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