Lille vs Brest Prediction, 10/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Brest
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-188) Brest (+475)
Steve Mounie and Brest (0-5-5, 19th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday where they'll meet Lille (4-2-4, 11th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers will be Ivo Grbic for Lille and Marco Bizot for Brest. The odds on this contest have Lille priced at -188 and the Pirates are priced at +475. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Lille stepped onto the pitch against Clermont Foot in their last match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they earned a 87.6% rate by connecting on 475 of the 542 pass attempts in their last match. Lille attempted 16 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 8 of the dribbles for a rate of 50.0%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Lille finished the game at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 9 shots. Lille has an average of 1.20 goals per 90 min (12 total goals) and have accounted for 7 assists in all competitions for the year.
Jonathan Bamba is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Lille. Bamba has had a starting assignment in 156 games in his career and tallies 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has tallied 33 goals scored in 13,857 mins. He has totaled 27 assists while earning 11 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Burak Yilmaz, the forward who is from Turkey. He has helped a teammate on a goal 53 times in his career and he has scored 224 total goals. Yilmaz has earned 30,330 mins in 346 career starting assignments and has been given 94 yellow cards. He scores 0.66 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Lille will be Ivo Grbic. Grbic has seen the pitch for 7,694 minutes and has accumulated 38 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.56 (48 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.1%. The goalkeeper hailing from Croatia has had 52 shots attempted against him in 86 starts. Grbic (39-20-27 mark in his career) has totaled 25 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.1% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Brest were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Reims. Brest earned a 41.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 17 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 401 out of their 465 attempted passes for a rate of 86.2%. Brest landed 3 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted earning them a 30.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 11 goals and 6 assists for all their games, Brest sports an average of 1.10 goals and 0.60 assists per 90.
Steve Mounie will need to provide a spark for Brest. The forward from Benin has accumulated 13,882 mins while earning 52 goals. He has accounted for 17 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 151 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Irvin Cardona, the forward born in France. Cardona has earned himself 9 yellow cards in 6,487 professional minutes played (73 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.37. He has earned 27 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 9 times.
Marco Bizot will reside in front of the net for Brest. Bizot has totaled 79 shutouts and defended 939 shots tried against him in 22,502 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of 72.8% and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.5%. He has conceded 1.23 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 129-53-71. So far in his pro soccer career, Bizot has given up 307 goals and has accounted for 681 stops in 251 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lille (-188)
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