Lorient vs Dijon Prediction, 1/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+105) Dijon (+240)
Bruno Ecuele Manga and Dijon (2-8-9, 18th in Ligue 1) go to Stade du Moustoir on Sunday where they'll meet Lorient (3-3-13, 19th in Ligue 1). The goalies protecting the net will be Paul Nardi for Lorient and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. The moneyline on this game has Lorient priced at +105 and Dijon are at +240. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Lorient faced off with Bordeaux in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 84.5% rate by completing 465 of the 550 targeted passes last game. Lorient tried 16 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. Regarding shot accuracy, Lorient finished the game at a 30.8% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 13 shots. Lorient has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (19 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Adrian Grbic is a player who can be a difference maker for Lorient. He has accounted for 4 assists while accumulating 9 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Grbic has been given a starting assignment in 53 matchups during his career and has 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Austria has accumulated 31 goals scored in 5,355 minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Yoane Wissa, the forward representing France. Wissa has earned 9,315 minutes during 108 career starting assignments and has been handed 21 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times so far in his career while he has scored 40 goals. He scores 0.39 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lorient will be Paul Nardi. Nardi has seen the pitch for a total of 15,821 minutes and has earned 426 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.27 (223 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .734. The goalie hailing from France has faced 582 shots attempted against him in 176 starting assignments. Nardi (72-46-58 mark during his career) has totaled 42 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.9% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Dijon earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Marseille. Dijon ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 336 out of their 438 passing attempts for a rate of 76.7%. Dijon converted 0 shots on target out of their 4 shots tried giving them a 0% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 12 goals and 7 assists in all matches, Dijon is averaging 0.63 goals and 0.37 assists per 90 minutes.
Bruno Ecuele Manga should provide a spark for Dijon. The defender representing Gabon has totaled 29,753 minutes while scoring 13 goals. He has totaled 31 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 328 contests in his career. Make sure to watch out for Moussa Konate, the forward representing Senegal. He has earned 62 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 19 different times. Konate has been handed 41 yellow cards in 14,233 minutes (160 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.39.
Anthony Racioppi will look after the goal for Dijon. Racioppi has racked up 3 shutouts and has seen 38 shots tried against him in 900 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .842 and his clean sheet rate is 30.0%. He has allowed 0.80 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 2-5-3. In his pro soccer career, Racioppi has allowed 8 goals while earning 31 stops in 10 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lorient (+105)
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