Lorient vs PSG Prediction, 1/31/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs PSG
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+130) PSG (-400)
Kylian Mbappe and PSG (14-3-4, 1st in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade du Moustoir on Sunday where they'll take on Lorient (3-3-13, 20th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Paul Nardi for Lorient and Sergio Rico for PSG. The odds on this game have Lorient coming in at +130 and PSG are at -400. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Lorient faced Bordeaux in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 2-1. Lorient tried 16 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 11 of those tries for a rate of 68.8%. In regard to passing, they had a 84.4% received passes rate by completing 464 of the 550 pass attempts in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Lorient finished the game at a 30.8% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 13 total shots. Lorient is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (19 goals in total) and have accounted for 8 assists in all games for the year.
Adrian Grbic is a player who should impact this matchup for Lorient. He has totaled 4 assists while earning 9 yellow card warnings in his career. Grbic has started 53 contests thus far in his career and scores 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Austria has totaled 31 goals scored in 5,355 minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Yoane Wissa, the forward representing France. Wissa has 9,315 mins during 108 career starts and has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 13 times during his career and he has scored 40 total goals. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Lorient will be Paul Nardi. Nardi has defended the goal for 15,821 mins and has earned 426 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.27 (223 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .734. The goalkeeper hailing from France has faced 582 shots sent his way in 176 starts. Nardi (72-46-58 mark in his career) has 42 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.9% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, PSG took home the win by a final score of 4-0 against Montpellier. They wrapped up this match by completing 583 of the 652 passes they tried for a percentage of 89.4%. PSG ended the game with a 40.0% successful dribble rate by converting 6 of the 15 dribbles they attempted. PSG converted 8 shots on goal out of 26 shots tried earning them a 30.8% clip in their last outing. With a total of 48 goals and 32 assists in all their games, PSG has an average of 2.29 goals and 1.52 assists per 90 min.
Kylian Mbappe should provide a lift for PSG. He is averaging 0.94 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 98 games in his career. The forward hailing from France has played 8,983 professional minutes while scoring 94 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times. You should also keep an eye on Neymar, the forward representing Brazil. Neymar has been handed a total of 40 yellow cards in 15,305 minutes (171 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.70. He has accumulated 119 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 67 different times.
Sergio Rico is expected to look after the net for PSG. During his pro soccer career, Rico has conceded 213 goals and has tallied 465 stops in 146 starts. He has allowed 1.43 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 66-27-53. He sports a save percentage of .697 and his clean sheet rate is 31.5%. Rico has totaled 46 shutouts while defending 669 shots against him in 13,374 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take PSG (-400)
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