Marseille vs Brest Prediction, 3/13/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Brest
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+173) Brest (+319)
Orange Vélodrome is the venue where Florian Thauvin and Marseille (10-9-8, 8th in Ligue 1) will take on Brest (10-4-14, 13th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Gautier Larsonneur for Brest. The Olympians are at +173 while the Pirates are priced at +319. The total is set at 2.
Marseille faced Lille in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 73.7% received passes rate by completing 309 of the 419 passing attempts in their last outing. Marseille tried 14 dribbles in this contest and converted 7 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Marseille wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by putting 1 SoT of 3 total shots. Marseille averages 1.22 goals per 90 min (33 total goals) and have accounted for 28 assists in all matches for the season.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. He has totaled 43 assists while earning 27 yellow cards thus far in his career. Thauvin has had a starting assignment in 224 games in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has earned 85 goals in 19,163 professional minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Valere Germain, the forward hailing from France. Germain has played 18,941 minutes in 209 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 31 times in his career while scoring 77 total goals. He is averaging 0.37 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (217-128-110 record in his career) has accumulated 146 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.9% shutout percentage. The goalie from Congo has seen 1,643 shots tried at him in 458 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.10 (501 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 70.5%. Mandanda has seen the field for a total of 40,818 minutes and has 1,163 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Brest walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Dijon. Brest finished with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 3 out of the 4 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 424 of the 501 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 84.6%. Brest had 3 shots on target out of their 10 shots attempted which had them at a 30.0% clip in their last outing. With 40 goals and 26 assists for all their games, Brest averages 1.43 goals and 0.93 assists per 90.
Steve Mounie should provide solid play for Brest. He is currently averaging 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 136 matches during his soccer career. The forward from Benin has been on the field for 12,516 professional minutes while scoring 49 goals. He has accumulated 13 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gaetan Charbonnier, the forward born in France. Charbonnier has been handed a total of 48 yellow cards in 20,489 mins (233 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.39. He has totaled 89 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 39 different times.
Gautier Larsonneur will be looking after the net for Brest. During his professional soccer career, Larsonneur has surrendered 152 goals and has racked up 276 saves in 125 starts. He has given up 1.22 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 55-35-35. He has earned a save percentage of 72.5% and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.6%. Larsonneur has 37 clean sheets while defending 389 shots attempted against him in 11,218 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marseille (+173)
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