Marseille, Lorient, Ligue 1, Soccer, Picks, Predictions, Betting Tips
Game: Marseille vs Lorient
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-109) Lorient (+250)
Yoane Wissa and Lorient (8-8-16, 17th in Ligue 1) travel to Orange Vélodrome on Saturday where they'll meet Marseille (13-10-9, 6th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Lorient are at at +250 while the Olympians are at -109. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Marseille stepped onto the pitch against Montpellier in their last match and got the draw with a final of 3-3. In regard to passing, they earned a 84.8% received passes rate by completing 419 out of their 494 passing attempts in their last game. Marseille attempted 17 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of those attempts for a rate of 52.9%. Concerning shot accuracy, Marseille finished the game at a 53.8% rate by putting 7 SoT out of 13 total shots. Marseille is averaging 1.31 goals per 90 minutes (42 total goals) and have accumulated 36 assists in all competitions for the year.
Florian Thauvin is a player who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. Thauvin has been a starter in 229 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has earned 86 goals in 19,611 mins. He has 43 assists while earning 29 yellow card cautions in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Valere Germain, the forward representing France. Germain has earned 18,941 minutes during 209 starts and has been given 16 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 31 times in his career and he has scored 77 goals. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (220-129-111 mark in his career) has accounted for 148 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.0% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Congo has seen 1,662 shots attempted at him in 463 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.10 (505 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 70.6%. Mandanda has played for 41,268 mins and has tallied 1,175 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Lorient took a defeat with a final score of 4-1 against Lens. They wrapped up this match by completing 502 of the 598 passing attempts earning a percentage of 83.9%. Lorient finished with a 29.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 24 dribbles they attempted. Lorient had 6 shots on target out of their 17 shots attempted which had them at a 35.3% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 36 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Lorient has an average of 1.13 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Yoane Wissa will need to be on top of his game for Lorient. The forward born in France has accumulated 10,094 mins while scoring 42 goals. He has earned 21 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 116 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Adrian Grbic, the forward representing Austria. He has tallied 32 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 4 different times. Grbic has been given a total of 10 yellow card cautions in 5,622 mins (55 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.51.
Paul Nardi will be looking after the goal for Lorient. So far in his career, Nardi has conceded 223 goals and has accumulated 426 stops in 176 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 and he has a record of 72-46-58. He has earned a save % of 73.4% and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.9%. Nardi has 42 clean sheets while defending 582 shots attempted against him in 15,821 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marseille (-109)
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