Lille vs Montpellier Prediction, 8/29/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-217) Montpellier (+623)
Burak Yilmaz and Lille (0-2-1, 17th in Ligue 1) play Montpellier (1-1-1, 7th in Ligue 1) at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Leo Jardim for Lille and Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier. Lille OSC are at -217 while the Paillade are at +623. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Lille faced off with Saint-Etienne in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. Lille tried 14 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 8 of the tries for a rate of 57.1%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 83.3% received passes rate by connecting on 405 of the 486 pass targets in their last outing.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Lille wrapped this game up at a 75.0% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 8 shots. Lille averages 1.00 goal per 90 (3 total goals) and have accounted for 2 assists in all matches this year.
Burak Yilmaz is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Lille. Yilmaz has been in the starting lineup in 341 matchups so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.67 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Turkey has recorded 223 goals scored in 29,884 minutes played. He has accounted for 51 assists while accumulating 93 yellow card cautions during his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Jonathan Bamba, the forward born in France. He has helped on a goal 27 times so far in his career and he has scored 33 total goals. Bamba has 13,696 mins during 154 career starting assignments and has been given 11 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Lille will be Leo Jardim. Jardim (21-22-33 mark during his career) has recorded 17 shutouts, which leaves him with a 22.4% shutout rate. The goalie born in Brazil has seen 329 shots sent his way in 76 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.58 (120 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 68.7%. Jardim has seen the field for 6,853 minutes and has earned 227 stops during his soccer career.
In their last outing, Montpellier earned three points by winning 3-1 against Lorient. Montpellier earned a 56.5% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 431 of the 504 passes they attempted for a percentage of 85.5%. Montpellier had 11 shots on target out of their 31 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 35.5% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 7 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Montpellier averages 2.33 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 minutes.
Andy Delort will need to provide a spark for Montpellier. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 22,175 mins and has scored 96 goals. He has totaled 45 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 44 times. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 242 games so far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Gaetan Laborde, the forward born in France. He has totaled 54 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 26 different times. Laborde has been handed 16 yellow card warnings in 14,713 professional minutes played (166 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.33.
Dimitry Bertaud will look after the goal for Montpellier. Bertaud has racked up 4 shutouts and defended 67 shots tried against him in 1,301 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 70.1% and his shutout rate sits at 28.6%. He has given up 1.45 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 5-4-5. During his professional soccer career, Bertaud has given up 21 goals while earning 47 saves in 14 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montpellier (+623)
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