Bordeaux vs Monaco Prediction, 4/18/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bordeaux vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Bordeaux (+290) Monaco (-132)
Kevin Volland and Monaco (20-5-7, 3rd in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Matmut-Atlantique on Sunday where they'll meet Bordeaux (10-6-16, 15th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers will be Benoit Costil for Bordeaux and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. Bordeaux FC are at +290 while the Monégasques are at -132. The total is set at 2.75.
Bordeaux played Strasbourg in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 3-2. Bordeaux attempted 19 dribbles in this game and completed 13 of the attempts for a percentage of 68.4%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 88.8% received passes percentage by converting 547 of the 616 passing attempts last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Bordeaux walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by landing 6 shots on target out of 14 total shots. Bordeaux averages 1.06 g/90 (34 total goals) and have 28 assists In all contests this year.
Remi Oudin is a player who can be a difference maker for Bordeaux. Oudin has had a starting assignment in 108 games in his career and accounts for 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has tallied 29 goals scored in 9,388 mins played. He has accounted for 18 assists while earning 9 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Hwang Ui-Jo, the forward born in Korea. He has helped on a goal 9 times during his career while he has scored 68 total goals. Ui-jo has totaled 15,760 minutes in 175 career starts and has been given 15 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.39 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Bordeaux is Benoit Costil. Costil has defended the goal for 38,816 minutes and has accumulated 1,263 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (537 total goals allowed) and his save % is 70.9%. The keeper born in France has had 1,780 shots sent his way in 433 starts. Costil (149-127-156 mark in his career) has recorded 119 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Monaco went home victorious with a score of 3-0 against Dijon. They finished this game by converting 571 out of their 660 pass attempts earning a rate of 86.5%. Monaco finished with a 64.3% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Monaco had 10 shots on target out of their 16 shots tried which had them sitting at a 62.5% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 67 goals and 44 assists in all matches, Monaco averages 2.09 goals and 1.37 assists per 90 minutes.
Kevin Volland will need to provide a lift for Monaco. He sports an average of 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 303 matches so far in his career. The forward representing Germany has totaled 26,389 mins and has scored 110 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 64 times. Make sure to watch out for Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward born in Spain. He has earned 136 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 42 times. Yedder has earned himself 15 yellow card warnings in 21,954 professional minutes played (253 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.56.
Benjamin Lecomte is expected to look after the net for Monaco. Lecomte has 77 clean sheets while seeing 1,138 shots against him in 24,373 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 72.0% and his clean sheet rate is 28.5%. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 98-83-90. So far in his career, Lecomte has given up 338 goals while earning 821 saves in 270 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Monaco (-132)
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