Monaco vs Dijon Prediction, 4/11/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (-450) Dijon (+1200)
Wissam Ben Yedder and Monaco (19-5-7, 3rd in Ligue 1) host Dijon (2-9-20, 20th in Ligue 1) at Stade Louis II on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. The Monégasques are at -450 while Dijon are at +1200. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Monaco stepped onto the pitch against Metz in their last game and notched a win by a score of 4-0. Monaco tried 18 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 13 of the tries for a rate of 72.2%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 82.3% passes received rate by completing 460 of the 559 passing attempts in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Monaco wrapped this game up at a 30.8% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 13 total shots. Monaco is averaging 2.06 goals per 90 (64 total goals) and have tallied 43 assists in all matches this year.
Wissam Ben Yedder is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Monaco. He has totaled 42 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards so far in his career. Yedder has had a starting assignment in 253 matchups during his career and he accounts for 0.55 G/90. The forward representing Spain has racked up 134 goals in 21,909 professional minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Kevin Volland, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 64 times in his career and he has scored 110 total goals. Volland has been on the field for 26,389 mins during 303 starting assignments and has been given 50 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.38 G/90 during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Monaco is Benjamin Lecomte. Lecomte has been on the pitch for a total of 24,283 mins and has accumulated 820 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (338 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 71.9%. The goalkeeper hailing from France has faced 1,137 shots sent his way in 269 career starting assignments. Lecomte (97-83-90 record in his career) has totaled 76 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.3% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Dijon took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Marseille. Dijon earned a 47.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 298 of the 387 attempted passes for a percentage of 77.0%. Dijon landed 1 shot on target out of 4 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 20 goals and 12 assists for all their games, Dijon has an average of 0.65 goals and 0.39 assists per 90 minutes.
Mama Balde should provide a spark for Dijon. He scores 0.31 G/90 and has been a starter in 76 contests during his career. The forward hailing from Guinea-Bissau has totaled 6,620 minutes and has earned 23 goals. He has accumulated 14 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times. You should also keep an eye on Moussa Konate, the forward representing Senegal. He has 64 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 times. Konate has been given 43 yellow card cautions in 14,665 mins played (164 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Anthony Racioppi will be residing in front of the goal for Dijon. So far in his career, Racioppi has conceded 33 goals while earning 63 stops in 21 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.57 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 2-6-13. He sports a save % of 67.7% and his shutout rate is currently 14.3%. Racioppi has recorded 3 shutouts while seeing 93 shots against him in 1,890 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dijon (+1200)
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