Clermont Foot vs Monaco Prediction, 9/26/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clermont Foot vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Gabriel Montpied Stadium in Clermont-Ferrand, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Clermont Foot (+215) Monaco (+103)
Jodel Dossou and Clermont Foot (2-3-2, 11th in Ligue 1) host Monaco (2-2-3, 13th in Ligue 1) at Gabriel Montpied Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Arthur Desmas for Clermont Foot and Alexander Nubel for Monaco. The line on this contest has Clermont Foot coming in at +215 and the Monégasques are at +103. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Clermont Foot faced off with Rennes in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 6-0. Clermont Foot attempted 19 dribbles in this outing and converted 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 47.4%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 87.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 369 out of their 422 passing targets in their last outing.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Clermont Foot finished at a 25.0% clip by hitting 1 shot on target of 4 total shots. Clermont Foot is averaging 1.14 goals per 90 (8 goals in total) and are sitting with 7 assists in all matches this season.
Jodel Dossou is a guy who should impact this matchup for Clermont Foot. He has accounted for 6 assists while accumulating 3 yellow cards during his soccer career. Dossou has started 51 contests in his career while scoring 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Benin has accumulated 19 goals in 4,444 professional minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Mohamed Bayo, the forward born in Guinea. Bayo has accumulated 3,564 minutes during 39 starting assignments and has earned himself 2 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times during his career and he has scored 25 goals. He currently averages 0.63 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Clermont Foot is Arthur Desmas. Desmas has defended the goal for 6,431 mins and has accumulated 185 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.06 (76 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 75.1%. The goalie hailing from France has faced 245 shots tried at him in 72 career starts. Desmas (30-21-21 record during his soccer career) has recorded 27 shutouts, which leaves him with a 37.5% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Monaco took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against Saint-Etienne. They finished the match by connecting on 527 out of their 619 passing attempts for a percentage of 85.1%. Monaco had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 11 of the 22 dribbles they pursued. Monaco had 6 shots on goal out of 14 shots tried earning them a 42.9% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 8 goals and 6 assists in all matches, Monaco averages 1.14 goals and 0.86 assists per 90.
Wissam Ben Yedder will need to be on top of his game for Monaco. He is averaging 0.56 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 262 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward from Spain has been on the field for 22,835 professional minutes while scoring 142 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 46 times. Make sure to watch out for Kevin Volland, the forward representing Germany. He has collected 113 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 65 different times. Volland has been given 52 yellow cards in 27,263 minutes (313 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.37.
Alexander Nubel will be looking after the net for Monaco. So far in his career, Nubel has surrendered 81 goals and has racked up 142 saves in 52 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.56 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 14-18-20. He has earned a save % of 66.0% and his shutout rate is currently 19.2%. Nubel has 10 shutouts while seeing 215 shots against him in 4,668 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Monaco (+103)
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