Marseille vs Rennes Prediction, 1/30/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Rennes
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: ESPN Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+130) Rennes (+200)
Valere Germain and Marseille (9-5-6, 6th in Ligue 1) play Rennes (10-6-5, 5th in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. The Olympians are at +130 while the Red and Blacks are at +200. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Marseille took the field against Monaco in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 3-1. Marseille tried 18 dribbles in this outing and completed 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 44.4%. In the passing game, they ended up with a 74.3% rate by connecting on 313 out of their 421 targeted passes in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Marseille finished at a 20.0% clip by hitting 1 shot on target 5 total shots. Marseille averages 1.30 goals per 90 min (26 total goals) and have 24 assists in all games this season.
Valere Germain is a player who should be able to impact this match for Marseille. Germain has started 206 outings thus far in his career and has 0.37 G/90. The forward from France has recorded 77 goals scored in 18,616 mins played. He has totaled 31 assists while accumulating 16 yellow cards so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Florian Thauvin, the forward hailing from France. He has helped on a goal 43 times in his career while scoring 84 goals. Thauvin has played 18,765 mins in 219 starting assignments and has been given 27 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.40 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (216-124-108 mark during his soccer career) has earned 145 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.2% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Congo has seen 1,622 shots attempted at him in 451 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.10 (491 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .707. Mandanda has seen the pitch for 40,188 mins and has 1,152 saves so far in his career.
For their last outing, Rennes went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Lille. They wrapped up this match by completing 579 of the 681 passing tries earning a percentage of 85.0%. Rennes finished the match with a 68.2% successful dribble rate by completing 15 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Rennes had 2 shots on target out of their 11 shots tried which had them sitting at a 18.2% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 29 goals and 25 assists in all their contests, Rennes has an average of 1.38 goals and 1.19 assists per 90 min.
Benjamin Bourigeaud should provide a spark for Rennes. The forward hailing from France has 15,480 professional minutes and he has scored 31 goals. He has accounted for 32 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 26 times. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 176 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Adrien Hunou, the forward who represents France. Hunou has been handed 11 yellow cards in 9,973 mins (107 career starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.33. He has earned 37 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 different times.
Alfred Gomis will reside in front of the net for Rennes. Gomis has recorded 65 shutouts and has seen 816 shots against him in 18,048 minutes in his career. He has earned a save % of .734 and his shutout rate is 32.2%. He has conceded 1.14 goals per 90 and he has a record of 66-60-71. Thus far in his career, Gomis has given up 228 goals and has totaled 601 saves in 202 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Rennes (+200) and under 2.25 goals
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