Lille vs Marseille Prediction, 10/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Marseille
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (+110) Marseille (+250)
Gerson and Marseille (4-2-1, 3rd in Ligue 1) go to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday where they'll take on Lille (3-2-3, 9th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Ivo Grbic for Lille and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. Lille OSC are at +110 while the Olympians are at +250. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Lille stepped onto the pitch against Strasbourg in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 82.4% passes received percentage by converting 280 out of their 340 pass targets in their last game. Lille attempted 12 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 8 of those tries for a rate of 66.7%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Lille walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 15 total shots. Lille is averaging 1.25 goals per 90 min (10 total goals) and have accumulated 6 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Jonathan Bamba is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Lille. Bamba has been a starter in 154 matches during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.22 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has 33 goals in 13,696 professional minutes played. He has 27 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card cautions in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Burak Yilmaz, the forward representing Turkey. Yilmaz has totaled 30,243 mins during 345 starts and has been handed a total of 93 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 53 times during his soccer career while he has scored 224 total goals. He is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Lille will be Ivo Grbic. Grbic has seen the field for a total of 7,514 mins and has earned 33 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.29 (14 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 71.7%. The goalkeeper from Croatia has had 46 shots tried against him in 84 career starts. Grbic (38-20-26 record during his soccer career) has recorded 24 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.6% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Marseille took a defeat with a final score of 3-2 against Lens. They finished the match by converting 520 of the 579 attempted passes for a rate of 89.8%. Marseille finished the match with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 11 dribbles they tried. Marseille connected on 3 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which had them at a 27.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 14 goals and 10 assists in all their matches, Marseille sports an average of 2.00 goals and 1.43 assists per 90.
Gerson will need to be on top of his game for Marseille. He is currently averaging 0.08 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 127 games in his career. The midfielder hailing from Brazil has earned 10,938 minutes and he has scored 10 goals. He has totaled 27 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Cengiz Under, the forward born in Turkey. Under has been handed 8 yellow card cautions in 6,789 mins (80 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.30. He has 23 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 16 different times.
Steve Mandanda will be residing in front of the net for Marseille. Mandanda has accumulated 148 clean sheets while defending 1,696 shots against him in 42,078 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of 70.3% and his shutout rate is currently at 31.4%. He has conceded 1.11 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 225-132-112. During his professional soccer career, Mandanda has surrendered 521 goals and has accounted for 1,198 stops in 472 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marseille (+250)
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