Lorient vs Monaco Prediction, 1/6/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Monaco
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+375) Monaco (-133)
Kevin Volland and Monaco (8-3-6, 6th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade du Moustoir on Wednesday where they'll meet Lorient (3-3-11, 18th in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Paul Nardi for Lorient and Vito Mannone for Monaco. The Monégasques are at at -133 while Lorient are at +375. The total has been set at 2.5.
Lorient took the field against Nice in their most recent game and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. Lorient attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 8 of the tries for a percentage of 72.7%. In regard to passing, they earned a 88.7% received passes rate by converting 557 out of their 628 targeted passes last contest. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lorient finished the game at a 21.7% rate by landing 5 shots on target out of 23 total shots. Lorient is averaging 0.94 goals per 90 minutes (16 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists in all contests this year.
Yoane Wissa is a player who should impact this matchup for Lorient. He has totaled 13 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards so far in his career. Wissa has been given a starting assignment in 107 matchups thus far in his career and he has earned 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has earned 40 goals scored in 9,211 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Adrian Grbic, the forward born in Austria. He has assisted on a goal 4 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 31 goals. Grbic has been on the pitch for 5,325 minutes during 53 starts and has been given a total of 9 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Lorient is Paul Nardi. Nardi has seen the pitch for 15,731 minutes and has accumulated 422 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (218 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .738. The goalkeeper hailing from France has faced 573 shots sent his way in 175 starting assignments. Nardi (72-46-57 mark in his career) has accumulated 42 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.0% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Monaco went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Saint-Etienne. Monaco earned a 61.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 250 out of their 349 passing attempts for a rate of 71.6%. Monaco connected on 2 shots attempted out of the team's 2 shots attempted which had them at a 100.0% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 28 goals and 18 assists in all their games, Monaco has an average of 1.65 goals and 1.06 assists per 90.
Kevin Volland will need to provide a lift for Monaco. The forward born in Germany has played 25,182 professional minutes and has earned 103 goals. He has 49 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 60 times. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 289 matches thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward born in Spain. He has scored 126 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 42 times. Yedder has been handed a total of 15 yellow card cautions in 20,993 mins played (241 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.54.
Vito Mannone will reside in front of the goal for Monaco. Mannone has totaled 59 shutouts while seeing 1,074 shots against him in 19,345 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .740 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.6%. He has surrendered 1.36 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 68-62-84. During his career, Mannone has surrendered 293 goals and has 790 stops in 214 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Monaco (-133)
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