Monaco vs Marseille Prediction, 1/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Marseille
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: ESPN Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (+108) Marseille (-108)
Florian Thauvin and Marseille (9-5-4, 6th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Louis II on Saturday where they'll meet Monaco (11-3-6, 4th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders will be Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco and Yohann Pele for Marseille. The Monégasques are at +108 while the Olympians are at -108. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Monaco took the field against Montpellier in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 76.6% received passes percentage by converting 330 out of their 431 passing attempts last match. Monaco tried 14 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Monaco finished the game at a 20.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 15 shots. Monaco sports an average of 1.95 g/90 (39 goals in total) and have racked up 26 assists in all games this season.
Kevin Volland is a player who should impact this matchup for Monaco. He has 63 assists while accumulating 50 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Volland has started 292 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Germany has 106 goals in 25,451 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted on a goal 42 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 128 goals. Yedder has 21,221 mins during 244 career starts and has been given a total of 15 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.54 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Monaco is Benjamin Lecomte. Lecomte has seen the field for 23,293 mins and is sitting with 808 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.27 (329 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .722. The keeper hailing from France has seen 1,117 shots sent his way in 258 starts. Lecomte (89-81-89 record in his career) has tallied 71 shutouts, which gives him a 27.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Marseille took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Nimes. Marseille finished the match with a 47.8% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 23 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 601 of the 691 pass attempts for a percentage of 87.0%. Marseille converted 6 shots on target out of their 13 shots tried which had them sitting at a 46.2% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 25 goals and 23 assists in all their contests, Marseille averages 1.39 goals and 1.28 assists per 90.
Florian Thauvin should provide a lift for Marseille. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 217 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward who is from France has 18,637 mins and has scored 84 goals. He has accounted for 27 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 43 times. You should also watch out for Valere Germain, the forward representing France. Germain has been given a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 18,502 minutes played (205 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.37. He has tallied 77 goals during his career while helping on a goal 31 different times.
Yohann Pele will be residing in front of the net for Marseille. So far in his pro soccer career, Pele has allowed 298 goals and has 908 stops in 262 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.14 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 96-82-83. He holds a save % of .757 and his clean sheet rate is 36.3%. Pele has racked up 95 shutouts and has seen 1,201 shots against him in 23,449 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marseille (-108) and over 2.5 goals
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