Monaco vs Lorient Prediction, 2/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (-400) Lorient (+850)
Stade Louis II is the venue where Kevin Volland and Monaco (15-3-6, 4th in Ligue 1) will play Lorient (6-4-13, 17th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco and Matthieu Dreyer for Lorient. The odds on this contest have Monaco priced at -400 and Lorient are at +850. The over/under opens at 3.
Monaco stepped onto the pitch against Nimes in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 4-3. Monaco tried 19 dribbles in this outing and completed 9 of the dribbles for a percentage of 47.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 86.8% received passes percentage by completing 486 out of their 560 passing attempts in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Monaco ended this match at a 45.5% clip by hitting 5 SoT out of 11 shots. Monaco averages 2.08 goals per 90 min (50 goals in total) and have racked up 34 assists In all contests this year.
Kevin Volland is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Monaco. Volland has been a starter in 296 contests during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.38 G/90. The forward who is from Germany has 108 goals scored in 25,791 mins played. He has 64 assists while accumulating 50 yellow cards during his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward hailing from Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 42 times during his career while he has scored 130 goals. Yedder has been on the field for 21,484 minutes in 248 starts and has earned himself a total of 15 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.54 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Monaco will be Benjamin Lecomte. Lecomte has been on the pitch for a total of 23,653 minutes and has 811 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.27 (335 total goals conceded) and his save % is .718. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 1,126 shots sent in his direction in 262 starting assignments. Lecomte (93-81-89 record in his career) has earned 71 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.1% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Lorient went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Reims. Lorient earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 274 of the 341 passes they tried earning a percentage of 80.4%. Lorient connected on 3 shots on target out of 9 shots tried which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 26 goals and 12 assists for all their games, Lorient is averaging 1.13 goals and 0.52 assists per 90.
Yoane Wissa should be someone to watch for Lorient. The forward who is from France has accumulated 9,529 minutes while scoring 41 goals. He has earned 21 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. He averages 0.39 G/90 and has started 110 outings so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Adrian Grbic, the forward representing Austria. Grbic has been given a total of 9 yellow cards in 5,464 mins (54 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.51. He has scored 31 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 4 times.
Matthieu Dreyer will be residing in front of the net for Lorient. Dreyer has racked up 13 clean sheets while he has seen 304 shots attempted against him in 5,050 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of .714 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.6%. He has surrendered 1.60 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 18-9-30. During his career, Dreyer has surrendered 90 goals and has totaled 216 saves in 55 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lorient (+850) and over 3 goals
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