Marseille vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 8/28/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-124) Saint-Etienne (+321)
Cengiz Under and Marseille (1-1-0, 8th in Ligue 1) play Saint-Etienne (0-3-0, 11th in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Saturday. The starting goalies will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Etienne Green for Saint-Etienne. The line on this matchup has Marseille priced at -124 and Saint-Étienne are at +321. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Marseille faced Bordeaux in their last matchup and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 92.9% received passes rate by connecting on 668 of the 719 pass attempts in their last match. Marseille tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and completed 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 57.9%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Marseille finished the game at a 20.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 10 shots. Marseille is averaging 1.80 goals per 90 min (5 goals in total) and have earned 4 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Cengiz Under is a guy who should impact this matchup for Marseille. He has 16 assists while earning 8 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Under has started 76 matches during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.31 G/90. The forward from Turkey has accumulated 22 goals scored in 6,430 professional minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Dimitri Payet, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 119 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 101 goals. Payet has been on the field for 35,516 mins during 417 starts and has been handed 56 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.26 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (224-132-112 record in his career) has earned 148 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.4% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from Congo has had 1,692 shots attempted at him in 471 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.11 (520 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 70.3%. Mandanda has been on the field for a total of 41,988 minutes and is sitting with 1,194 saves during his soccer career.
In their last outing, Saint-Etienne were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Lille. They wrapped up this outing by completing 392 out of their 461 passes they tried for a percentage of 85.0%. Saint-Etienne finished with a 39.1% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. Saint-Etienne converted 2 shots on target out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 20.0% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 4 goals and 2 assists in all their matches, Saint-Etienne has an average of 1.33 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Denis Bouanga will need to provide a spark for Saint-Etienne. The forward who is from France has 13,237 mins while scoring 52 goals. He has 24 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. He currently averages 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 148 outings so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Mahdi Camara, the midfielder representing France. He has accumulated 3 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 times. Camara has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards in 4,471 minutes (50 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.06.
Etienne Green will reside in front of the net for Saint-Etienne. During his pro soccer career, Green has allowed 12 goals and has tallied 30 stops in 11 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 4-4-3. He has a save % of 75.0% and his shutout rate is 27.3%. Green has 3 clean sheets and has defended 40 shots against him in 990 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marseille (-124)
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