Marseille vs Bordeaux Prediction, 8/15/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Bordeaux
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+100) Bordeaux (+260)
Dario Benedetto and Marseille (1-0-0, 3rd in Ligue 1) host Bordeaux (0-0-1, 19th in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Benoit Costil for Bordeaux. Bordeaux FC are at at +260 while the Olympians are at +100. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Marseille took the field against Montpellier in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 3-2. Marseille tried 14 dribbles in this match and were successful in 10 of the dribbles for a percentage of 71.4%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 89.1% received passes rate by completing 482 of the 541 targeted passes in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Marseille walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by landing 7 SoT of 21 total shots. Marseille averages 3.00 g/90 (3 total goals) and have 2 assists in all competitions this season.
Dario Benedetto is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. He has totaled 25 assists while tallying 28 yellow card warnings in his career. Benedetto has started 155 matchups in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.59 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Argentina has 82 goals scored in 12,614 mins.
Another guy who should impact this match is Dimitri Payet, the forward representing France. Payet has earned 35,426 mins during 416 starting assignments and has been handed 56 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 119 times during his career while scoring 100 total goals. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (224-131-112 mark in his career) has accounted for 148 shutouts, which leaves him with a 31.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Congo has seen 1,687 shots attempted at him in 470 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.11 (518 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of 70.3%. Mandanda has played for a total of 41,898 mins and has 1,192 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Bordeaux took a loss by a score of 2-0 against Clermont Foot. Bordeaux earned a 43.8% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 395 out of their 445 passes they attempted for a percentage of 88.8%. Bordeaux connected on 6 shots on goal out of their 10 shots tried giving them a 60.0% rate in their last match.
Toma Basic should be someone to watch for Bordeaux. He averages 0.16 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 103 outings thus far in his career. The midfielder representing Croatia has been on the pitch for 8,762 professional minutes and has earned 16 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. Make sure to watch out for Remi Oudin, the forward who is from France. Oudin has been handed 9 yellow card cautions in 9,717 minutes (111 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.27. He has 29 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 18 different times.
Benoit Costil will be residing in front of the net for Bordeaux. Costil has racked up 121 shutouts and has seen 1,814 shots against him in 39,446 career minutes. He has a save % of 70.8% and his shutout rate sits at 27.5%. He has given up 1.25 goals per 90 while earning a record of 152-127-160. So far in his career, Costil has given up 550 goals and has 1,285 stops in 440 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+260)
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