Marseille vs Angers Prediction, 5/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Angers
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-126) Angers (+327)
Florian Thauvin and Marseille (15-11-10, 5th in Ligue 1) host Angers (12-8-16, 12th in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Paul Bernardoni for Angers. The Black and Whites are at at +327 while the Olympians are at -126. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Marseille played Saint-Etienne in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. Marseille tried 23 dribbles in this matchup and converted 18 of those dribbles for a rate of 78.3%. In the passing game, they ended with a 80.1% passes received rate by converting 334 out of their 417 pass attempts in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Marseille walked away from the pitch at a 26.7% clip by landing 4 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Marseille sports an average of 1.36 goals per 90 min (49 goals in total) and have accounted for 43 assists in all competitions this year.
Florian Thauvin is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Marseille. Thauvin has been given a starting assignment in 233 games during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has recorded 86 goals in 19,963 minutes played. He has accounted for 44 assists while tallying 30 yellow cards during his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Valere Germain, the forward hailing from France. He has helped on a goal 31 times during his career while scoring 77 total goals. Germain has totaled 18,941 minutes in 209 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has seen the field for a total of 41,628 mins and has 1,187 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.11 (513 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 70.4%. The goalkeeper born in Congo has faced 1,679 shots tried at him in 467 starts. Mandanda (222-130-112 mark in his career) has tallied 148 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.7% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Angers took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Dijon. Angers had a 36.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by converting 412 of the 474 passing tries for a percentage of 86.9%. Angers had 4 shots on target out of the team's 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 36.4% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 36 goals and 22 assists In all their contests, Angers is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.61 assists per 90.
Stephane Bahoken will need to be on top of his game for Angers. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 98 matches during his career. The forward from France has played 8,565 minutes and has scored 37 goals. He has tallied 21 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. You should also keep an eye on Lois Diony, the forward who represents France. He has earned 40 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 18 different times. Diony has been handed 20 yellow cards in 12,231 minutes (133 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.29.
Paul Bernardoni is expected to look after the net for Angers. Thus far in his career, Bernardoni has surrendered 229 goals and has racked up 456 saves in 159 starts. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 54-40-65. He has earned a save percentage of 68.6% and his shutout rate is currently at 27.0%. Bernardoni has totaled 43 clean sheets while seeing 672 shots attempted against him in 14,264 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Angers (+327)
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