Montpellier vs Dijon Prediction, 2/7/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (-151) Dijon (+445)
Mama Balde and Dijon (2-9-12, 19th in Ligue 1) go to Stade de la Mosson on Sunday where they'll take on Montpellier (8-5-10, 11th in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalies will be Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. The line on this game has Montpellier priced at -151 and Dijon are at +445. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Montpellier played Metz in their last matchup and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. Montpellier tried 17 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 9 of the tries for a rate of 52.9%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 83.0% received passes percentage by completing 396 out of their 477 targeted passes last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Montpellier finished at a 20.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Montpellier averages 1.52 goals per 90 (35 goals in total) and are sitting with 26 assists in all contests this year.
Stephy Mavididi is a player who should be able to impact this game for Montpellier. He has 1 assist while tallying 4 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Mavididi has been a starter in 37 matches during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from England has 11 goals scored in 3,515 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Gaetan Laborde, the forward representing France. Laborde has 13,190 minutes in 148 starts and has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 24 times in his career and he has scored 43 total goals. He averages 0.29 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Montpellier is Dimitry Bertaud. Bertaud (2-2-4 mark in his career) has accounted for 3 clean sheets, which has earned him a 37.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in France has seen 28 shots attempted against him in 8 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.30 (11 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of .643. Bertaud has played for 761 minutes and is sitting with 17 stops so far in his career.
For their last outing, Dijon walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Lyon. Dijon finished with a 42.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 out of the 28 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 333 out of their 417 attempted passes earning a percentage of 79.9%. Dijon converted 2 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 15 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Dijon is averaging 0.65 goals and 0.43 assists per 90 minutes.
Mama Balde will need to be on top of his game for Dijon. The forward born in Guinea-Bissau has been on the field for 6,076 minutes and he has scored 23 goals. He has accumulated 12 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times. He is averaging 0.34 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 70 games thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Moussa Konate, the forward representing Senegal. He has totaled 62 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 different times. Konate has earned himself a total of 42 yellow cards in 14,423 minutes played (162 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.39.
Anthony Racioppi is expected to look after the net for Dijon. Racioppi has recorded 3 clean sheets while seeing 58 shots against him in 1,260 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of .793 and his clean sheet rate is 21.4%. He has allowed 1.00 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 2-6-6. In his career, Racioppi has allowed 14 goals while earning 46 stops in 14 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montpellier (-151)
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