Marseille vs Strasbourg Prediction, 4/30/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Strasbourg
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+130) Strasbourg (+200)
Orange Vélodrome is the venue where Florian Thauvin and Marseille (15-10-9, 6th in Ligue 1) will take on Strasbourg (10-7-17, 15th in Ligue 1) on Friday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. Strasbourg are at at +200 while the Olympians are at +130. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Marseille took the field against Reims in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 3-1. Marseille attempted 10 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of those attempts for a rate of 60.0%. In the passing game, they ended up with a 88.6% received passes rate by connecting on 551 of the 622 targeted passes last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Marseille finished at a 54.5% clip by landing 6 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Marseille has an average of 1.41 goals per 90 minutes (48 total goals) and have accumulated 42 assists in all matches for the year.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who can be a difference maker for Marseille. Thauvin has been given a starting assignment in 231 outings so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.39 goals per 90. The forward from France has totaled 86 goals in 19,791 minutes played. He has totaled 44 assists while tallying 29 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Valere Germain, the forward hailing from France. Germain has been on the field for 18,941 minutes in 209 career starts and has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 77 goals. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (222-129-111 record during his career) has earned 148 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.8% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Congo has seen 1,669 shots tried at him in 465 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.11 (511 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.3%. Mandanda has played for 41,448 minutes and has tallied 1,179 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Strasbourg took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Nantes. They finished this game by connecting on 442 out of their 538 passes they attempted for a percentage of 82.2%. Strasbourg finished with a 23.1% successful dribble rate by converting 3 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. Strasbourg landed 4 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 43 goals and 23 assists in all their matches, Strasbourg sports an average of 1.26 goals and 0.68 assists per 90 minutes.
Habib Diallo will be counted on for Strasbourg. He has an average of 0.54 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 132 contests in his career. The forward from Senegal has played 12,053 professional minutes while scoring 72 goals. He has tallied 10 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. Be sure to watch out for Ludovic Ajorque, the forward who is from Réunion. He has scored 49 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 16 times. Ajorque has been handed 23 yellow card cautions in 11,128 mins played (128 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.40.
Eiji Kawashima will look after the net for Strasbourg. Kawashima has accumulated 65 shutouts and defended 1,001 shots against him in 20,030 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 68.9% and his shutout rate is currently at 29.1%. He has conceded 1.41 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 76-61-86. So far in his career, Kawashima has conceded 314 goals and has totaled 690 saves in 223 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (+130)
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