Lille vs Dijon Prediction, 1/31/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-250) Dijon (+215)
Bruno Ecuele Manga and Dijon (2-9-9, 18th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday where they'll meet Lille (13-6-2, 2nd in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. Dijon are at at +215 while Lille OSC are at -250. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Lille faced Rennes in their last game and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Lille attempted 7 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of those dribbles for a percentage of 85.7%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 67.7% passes received rate by connecting on 222 out of their 328 passing targets in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lille wrapped this game up at a 44.4% rate by landing 4 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Lille is averaging 1.67 goals per 90 min (35 goals in total) and have racked up 23 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Yusuf Yazici is a player who can be a difference maker for Lille. He has accounted for 24 assists while earning 24 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Yazıcı has had a starting assignment in 92 contests in his career while he scores 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from Turkey has 26 goals in 8,069 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Jonathan Bamba, the forward who represents France. Bamba has been on the field for 12,264 minutes in 137 career starting assignments and has been handed 9 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 25 times during his career while he has scored 33 goals. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Lille will be Mike Maignan. Maignan (64-26-40 mark in his professional soccer career) has 46 shutouts, which gives him a 35.4% shutout rate. The keeper born in French Guiana has faced 456 shots tried at him in 130 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.07 (139 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .726. Maignan has seen the pitch for a total of 11,718 mins and has accumulated 337 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Dijon went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Strasbourg. They wrapped up this outing by converting 384 of the 500 passes they tried for a percentage of 76.8%. Dijon finished the match with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 8 dribbles they tried. Dijon landed 3 shots on target out of 5 shots attempted giving them a 60.0% clip in their last game. With 13 goals and 8 assists In all their contests, Dijon averages 0.65 goals and 0.40 assists per 90 minutes.
Bruno Ecuele Manga will need to provide a lift for Dijon. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 and has started 329 contests thus far in his career. The defender from Gabon has accumulated 29,843 professional minutes and has earned 13 goals. He has collected 31 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 5 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Moussa Konate, the forward hailing from Senegal. He has collected 62 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 times. Konate has earned himself 41 yellow card warnings in 14,265 mins (160 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.39.
Anthony Racioppi will be residing in front of the goal for Dijon. Racioppi has tallied 3 clean sheets while seeing 40 shots attempted against him in 990 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of .825 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.3%. He has conceded 0.82 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 2-6-3. In his career, Racioppi has surrendered 9 goals while totaling 32 saves in 11 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dijon (+215)
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