Lille vs Marseille Prediction, 3/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Marseille
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-137) Marseille (+382)
Stade Pierre-Mauroy is the venue where Jonathan David and Lille (17-8-2, 1st in Ligue 1) will play Marseille (10-9-7, 7th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The line on this matchup has Lille priced at -137 and the Olympians are at +382. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Lille took the field against Lorient in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 4-1. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 84.1% passes received percentage by converting 487 out of their 579 pass targets last game. Lille attempted 16 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. Regarding shot accuracy, Lille finished at a 43.8% clip by hitting 7 shots on target of 16 shots. Lille has an average of 1.67 goals per 90 minutes (45 goals in total) and are sitting with 29 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Jonathan David is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Lille. David has been given a starting assignment in 65 games in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.58 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Canada has 37 goals in 5,710 mins. He has 14 assists while tallying 5 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 26 times during his soccer career while he has scored 33 goals. Bamba has accumulated 12,706 minutes in 143 career starts and has been given a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Lille is Mike Maignan. Maignan has seen the pitch for a total of 12,258 minutes and is sitting with 349 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.04 (141 goals given up) and he holds a save % of 73.0%. The goalie hailing from French Guiana has had 470 shots sent his way in 136 career starting assignments. Maignan (68-28-40 record during his career) has accumulated 50 clean sheets, which gives him a 36.8% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Marseille went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Lyon. Marseille finished with a 80.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 439 out of their 523 pass attempts earning a percentage of 83.9%. Marseille had 1 shot on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried which had them sitting at a 8.3% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 33 goals and 28 assists in all their matches, Marseille averages 1.27 goals and 1.08 assists per 90 min.
Valere Germain will need to provide a spark for Marseille. The forward representing France has 18,912 minutes while scoring 77 goals. He has earned 16 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 209 contests thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Florian Thauvin, the forward who represents France. He has totaled 85 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 43 different times. Thauvin has been handed a total of 27 yellow cards in 19,102 professional minutes played (223 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.40.
Steve Mandanda will look after the net for Marseille. During his professional soccer career, Mandanda has conceded 499 goals and has accounted for 1,157 stops in 457 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.10 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 217-128-109. He holds a save percentage of 70.5% and his shutout rate is currently 31.9%. Mandanda has earned 146 shutouts and defended 1,635 shots against him in 40,728 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lille (-137)
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