Montpellier vs Lorient Prediction, 3/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Lorient
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+102) Lorient (+243)
Stephy Mavididi and Montpellier (11-6-10, 8th in Ligue 1) host Lorient (7-5-15, 17th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Mosson on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Paul Nardi for Lorient. The Paillade are at +102 while Lorient are at +243. The total opens at 2.5.
Montpellier took the field against Reims in their most recent game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 76.6% passes received percentage by converting 304 of the 397 passing attempts last match. Montpellier attempted 8 dribbles in this game and completed 7 of the attempts for a rate of 87.5%. Regarding shot accuracy, Montpellier finished at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 SoT of 9 total shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.59 goals per 90 min (43 total goals) and have accounted for 30 assists in all matches for the year.
Stephy Mavididi is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Montpellier. He has 1 assist while earning 4 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Mavididi has been in the starting lineup in 41 matches during his career and scores 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in England has tallied 13 goals in 3,832 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Gaetan Laborde, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 25 times so far in his career while scoring 45 goals. Laborde has been on the field for 13,539 mins during 152 starts and has been handed 16 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.30 G/90 for his career.
The man protecting the net for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin (62-30-41 record in his career) has recorded 31 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Switzerland has had 441 shots attempted at him in 133 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.13 (148 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.5%. Omlin has seen the pitch for 11,837 minutes and has accumulated 307 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Lorient took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Saint-Etienne. Lorient ended the game with a 33.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 422 out of their 484 passes they tried for a rate of 87.2%. Lorient converted 4 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 31 goals and 13 assists for all their games, Lorient is averaging 1.15 goals and 0.48 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic will be counted on for Lorient. He has an average of 0.51 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 54 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward from Austria has totaled 5,514 minutes while earning 31 goals. He has tallied 10 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 4 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Yoane Wissa, the forward representing France. He has earned 41 goals in his career while helping on a goal 13 times. Wissa has been given a total of 21 yellow card cautions in 9,786 mins (113 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.38.
Paul Nardi will be looking after the goal for Lorient. Nardi has racked up 42 shutouts while defending 582 shots against him in 15,821 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 73.4% and his shutout rate sits at 23.9%. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 72-46-58. During his career, Nardi has surrendered 223 goals while earning 426 stops in 176 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lorient (+243)
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