Marseille vs Lorient Prediction, 10/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-208) Lorient (+420)
Arkadiusz Milik and Marseille (4-2-2, 5th in Ligue 1) host Lorient (3-5-1, 7th in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Paul Nardi for Lorient. The odds on this matchup have Marseille priced at -208 and Lorient are at +420. The total opens at 2.5.
Marseille faced Lille in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. In regard to passing, they finished with a 90.2% passes received rate by converting 525 of the 582 pass attempts in their last outing. Marseille tried 13 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 9 of the tries for a percentage of 69.2%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Marseille finished the game at a 30.0% clip by landing 3 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Marseille is averaging 1.75 goals per 90 min (14 total goals) and have earned 10 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Arkadiusz Milik is a player who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. Milik has been given a starting assignment in 142 games during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.63 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Poland has racked up 92 goals scored in 13,215 mins played. He has 21 assists while earning 24 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Gerson, the midfielder representing Brazil. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times thus far in his career while scoring 10 total goals. Gerson has been on the field for 10,999 mins in 128 starting assignments and has been given 27 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.08 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has seen the pitch for 42,078 mins and has earned 1,198 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.11 (521 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.3%. The goalkeeper born in Congo has had 1,696 shots attempted at him in 472 starting assignments. Mandanda (225-132-112 record in his career) has earned 148 shutouts, which leaves him with a 31.4% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Lorient weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Clermont Foot. Lorient earned a 57.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 383 of the 450 pass attempts earning a percentage of 85.1%. Lorient had 1 shot on target out of their 6 shots tried which had them at a 16.7% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 9 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Lorient has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.56 assists per 90 min.
Armand Lauriente should be someone to watch for Lorient. He sports an average of 0.27 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 36 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has totaled 3,671 professional minutes while scoring 11 goals. He has 4 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Terem Moffi, the forward who is from Nigeria. Moffi has earned himself 2 yellow cards in 3,388 minutes played (41 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.56. He has earned 21 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 4 different times.
Paul Nardi will be residing in front of the goal for Lorient. In his pro soccer career, Nardi has allowed 239 goals while tallying 470 saves in 190 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 78-52-60. He sports a save % of 73.7% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 24.2%. Nardi has 46 clean sheets and has defended 639 shots tried against him in 17,081 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lorient (+420)
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