Lille vs Montpellier Prediction, 4/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Montpellier
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-164) Montpellier (+400)
Jonathan Bamba and Lille (20-9-3, 1st in Ligue 1) host Montpellier (12-10-10, 8th in Ligue 1) at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. The moneyline on this matchup has Lille priced at -164 and the Paillade are at +400. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Lille faced Metz in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 83.3% received passes rate by converting 354 of the 425 passing attempts last game. Lille attempted 26 dribbles in this outing and converted 15 of those tries for a percentage of 57.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, Lille finished the game at a 66.7% rate by hitting 6 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Lille averages 1.59 goals per 90 minutes (51 goals in total) and have tallied 34 assists in all games this year.
Jonathan Bamba is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lille. He has totaled 27 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card warnings during his career. Bamba has been a starter in 147 outings during his soccer career and accounts for 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has earned 33 goals scored in 13,070 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Burak Yilmaz, the forward born in Turkey. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times so far in his career and he has scored 216 total goals. Yilmaz has been on the field for 29,119 mins in 332 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 90 yellow cards. He scores 0.67 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Lille will be Mike Maignan. Maignan has been on the pitch for a total of 12,708 mins and has earned 365 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.01 (143 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 73.6%. The goalie hailing from French Guiana has had 488 shots tried at him in 141 career starts. Maignan (71-29-41 mark in his career) has accumulated 54 clean sheets, which has earned him a 38.3% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Montpellier were able to avoid a loss with a score of 3-3 against Marseille. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 285 out of their 365 passing tries for a percentage of 78.1%. Montpellier had a 67.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 19 of the 28 dribbles they pursued. Montpellier converted 8 shots on target out of their 19 shots attempted giving them a 42.1% clip in their last outing. With 52 goals and 36 assists in all competitions, Montpellier is averaging 1.62 goals and 1.13 assists per 90.
Gaetan Laborde should provide solid play for Montpellier. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 157 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward who is from France has been on the pitch for 13,972 minutes while earning 48 goals. He has collected 16 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andy Delort, the forward representing France. Delort has earned himself 45 yellow card warnings in 21,384 professional minutes played (233 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.38. He has accumulated 90 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 42 different times.
Jonas Omlin is expected to look after the goal for Montpellier. Omlin has recorded 31 clean sheets while seeing 466 shots against him in 12,287 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of 71.5% and his clean sheet rate is 22.5%. He has surrendered 1.11 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 63-34-41. During his pro soccer career, Omlin has given up 152 goals and has earned 326 saves in 138 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lille (-164)
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