Marseille vs Rennes Prediction, 9/19/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+114) Rennes (+232)
Orange Vélodrome is the venue where Dimitri Payet and Marseille (3-1-0, 3rd in Ligue 1) will play Rennes (1-2-2, 11th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. The Red and Blacks are at at +232 while the Olympians are at +114. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Marseille stepped onto the pitch against Monaco in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 2-0. Marseille attempted 21 dribbles in this game and completed 12 of the tries for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 87.1% received passes percentage by completing 418 of the 480 passing targets last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Marseille ended this match at a 38.5% rate by hitting 5 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Marseille averages 2.09 goals per 90 min (10 total goals) and have accumulated 9 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Dimitri Payet is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Marseille. He has accounted for 120 assists while accumulating 56 yellow cards so far in his career. Payet has been a starter in 418 games in his career while scoring 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has recorded 101 goals scored in 35,606 professional minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Cengiz Under, the forward representing Turkey. He has assisted on a goal 16 times thus far in his career while he has scored 23 total goals. Under has totaled 6,598 mins in 78 starting assignments and has been given a total of 8 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has been on the field for 42,078 mins and has earned 1,200 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.11 (521 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.3%. The goalkeeper hailing from Congo has seen 1,699 shots attempted at him in 472 starts. Mandanda (225-132-112 mark during his career) has 148 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.4% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Rennes went home defeated by a final of 2-0 against Reims. Rennes had a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by converting 514 of the 593 attempted passes earning a percentage of 86.7%. Rennes connected on 1 shot on goal out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 10.0% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 3 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Rennes is averaging 0.60 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Sehrou Guirassy should provide a lift for Rennes. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has started 103 matches in his career. The forward representing France has played 9,764 minutes while scoring 44 goals. He has collected 16 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward representing France. Bourigeaud has been given a total of 35 yellow cards in 17,089 mins (195 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.17. He has scored 33 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 28 times.
Alfred Gomis will reside in front of the net for Rennes. During his pro soccer career, Gomis has allowed 249 goals and has 651 saves in 223 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.12 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 73-66-79. He holds a save % of 73.5% and his shutout rate is currently 31.8%. Gomis has accumulated 71 clean sheets and has defended 886 shots tried against him in 19,938 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rennes (+232)
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