Monaco vs Rennes Prediction, 5/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (-134) Rennes (+354)
Martin Terrier and Rennes (15-10-11, 7th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Louis II on Sunday where they'll meet Monaco (23-5-8, 3rd in Ligue 1). The goalies protecting the net will be Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. The Monégasques are at -134 while the Red and Blacks are at +354. The total is set at 2.5.
Monaco stepped onto the pitch against Reims in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. Monaco attempted 9 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 6 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 87.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 589 of the 674 passing targets in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Monaco finished the game at a 28.6% rate by hitting 2 SoT of 7 shots. Monaco has an average of 2.06 goals per 90 minutes (74 goals in total) and have accounted for 50 assists in all games this year.
Kevin Volland is a player who can be a difference maker for Monaco. Volland has been in the starting lineup in 307 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Germany has accumulated 112 goals scored in 26,740 minutes. He has totaled 64 assists while earning 50 yellow cards thus far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward representing Spain. Yedder has totaled 22,261 mins in 256 career starts and has been given 16 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 45 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 138 total goals. He is averaging 0.56 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Monaco is Benjamin Lecomte. Lecomte (101-83-91 record in his career) has tallied 80 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.2% shutout rate. The keeper from France has faced 1,146 shots sent in his direction in 274 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.24 (341 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 71.9%. Lecomte has seen the pitch for 24,733 mins and has tallied 826 saves so far in his career.
For their last outing, Rennes were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against PSG. Rennes earned a 71.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 22 of the 31 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 374 of the 424 passing attempts for a percentage of 88.2%. Rennes converted 10 shots on target out of 20 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 48 goals and 38 assists in all their contests, Rennes averages 1.33 goals and 1.06 assists per 90 min.
Martin Terrier will need to provide a lift for Rennes. The forward from France has 6,886 professional minutes and has scored 23 goals. He has tallied 7 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 77 matches during his career. Make sure to watch out for Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward representing France. Bourigeaud has been given 33 yellow card warnings in 16,501 minutes played (188 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.17. He has totaled 32 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 28 times.
Alfred Gomis will be looking after the net for Rennes. Gomis has racked up 69 clean sheets while defending 865 shots against him in 19,398 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.5% and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.8%. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 71-64-77. So far in his career, Gomis has allowed 243 goals while totaling 638 stops in 217 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Monaco (-134)
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