Lille vs Strasbourg Prediction, 2/28/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Strasbourg
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-172) Strasbourg (+440)
Stade Pierre-Mauroy is the venue where Jonathan Bamba and Lille (17-7-2, 1st in Ligue 1) will play Strasbourg (8-5-13, 15th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. The odds on this game have Lille priced at -172 and Strasbourg are at +440. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Lille faced Lorient in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 4-1. Lille tried 16 dribbles in this outing and completed 10 of the tries for a rate of 62.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 84.1% received passes percentage by connecting on 487 of the 579 passing targets in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lille finished at a 43.8% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 16 total shots. Lille has an average of 1.69 goals per 90 minutes (44 goals in total) and have accounted for 28 assists In all contests this season.
Jonathan Bamba is a player who should impact this matchup for Lille. He has 26 assists while tallying 10 yellow card cautions in his career. Bamba has had a starting assignment in 142 contests so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has totaled 33 goals in 12,646 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Jonathan David, the forward representing Canada. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 37 goals. David has been on the pitch for 5,620 mins in 64 starting assignments and has been handed 5 yellow cards. He scores 0.59 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Lille will be Mike Maignan. Maignan (68-27-40 mark during his career) has recorded 50 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 37.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in French Guiana has seen 467 shots attempted against him in 135 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.04 (140 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 73.0%. Maignan has defended the goal for 12,168 minutes and is sitting with 347 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Strasbourg were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Angers. They finished this game by connecting on 445 out of their 539 attempted passes for a percentage of 82.6%. Strasbourg had a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Strasbourg had 2 shots on goal out of 14 shots tried which had them at a 14.3% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 34 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, Strasbourg sports an average of 1.31 goals and 0.65 assists per 90 min.
Habib Diallo will need to be on top of his game for Strasbourg. The forward from Senegal has totaled 11,601 mins and has scored 71 goals. He has collected 10 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. He currently averages 0.55 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 126 outings so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ludovic Ajorque, the forward representing Réunion. He has accumulated 46 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 different times. Ajorque has earned himself a total of 22 yellow cards in 10,560 minutes (121 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.39.
Eiji Kawashima will reside in front of the net for Strasbourg. Kawashima has tallied 64 shutouts while seeing 989 shots tried against him in 19,670 career mins. He has earned a save % of 69.0% and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.2%. He has given up 1.42 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 75-60-84. During his professional soccer career, Kawashima has allowed 310 goals and has earned 682 stops in 219 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+440)
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