Lille vs Reims Prediction, 1/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Reims
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-182) Reims (+500)
Yunis Abdelhamid and Reims (5-6-8, 14th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday where they'll take on Lille (11-6-2, 3rd in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalies will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. Lille OSC are at -182 while the Red and Whites are at +500. The total is set at 2.5.
Lille played Nimes in their last game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 82.6% passes received percentage by connecting on 461 out of their 558 targeted passes in their last outing. Lille attempted 16 dribbles in this match and converted 10 of those attempts for a rate of 62.5%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lille wrapped this game up at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 shots. Lille sports an average of 1.68 goals per 90 (32 total goals) and have 23 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Burak Yılmaz is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lille. Yılmaz has been given a starting assignment in 330 matchups during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.67 goals per 90. The forward who is from Turkey has accumulated 215 goals scored in 28,908 minutes. He has totaled 50 assists while accumulating 89 yellow card cautions in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 32 total goals. Bamba has been on the pitch for 12,084 mins in 135 starting assignments and has been given 9 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.24 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Lille is Mike Maignan. Maignan has played for a total of 11,538 mins and has accumulated 332 stops during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.08 (138 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .724. The goalie from French Guiana has faced 450 shots sent in his direction in 128 career starts. Maignan (62-26-40 record during his career) has tallied 45 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 35.2% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Reims walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Saint-Etienne. Reims finished with a 22.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 4 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by converting 244 of the 326 passing attempts for a percentage of 74.8%. Reims converted 2 shots on target out of 6 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip in their last game. Having a total of 24 goals and 13 assists In all their contests, Reims is averaging 1.26 goals and 0.68 assists per 90 minutes.
Yunis Abdelhamid will be someone to watch for Reims. He has an average of 0.06 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 290 games thus far in his career. The defender representing France has accumulated 25,947 professional minutes while scoring 17 goals. He has accumulated 37 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 2 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Boulaye Dia, the forward born in France. He has tallied 22 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 times. Dia has earned himself a total of 3 yellow cards in 3,913 mins played (45 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.51.
Predrag Rajkovic will be looking after the goal for Reims. Rajkovic has recorded 35 clean sheets while defending 272 shots tried against him in 7,470 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .743 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 41.7%. He has conceded 0.88 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 39-25-19. So far in his career, Rajkovic has surrendered 73 goals and has accounted for 201 stops in 84 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Reims (+500)
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