Montpellier vs Lorient Prediction, 8/22/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+166) Lorient (+188)
Adrian Grbic and Lorient (1-1-0, 7th in Ligue 1) head to Stade de la Mosson on Sunday where they'll meet Montpellier (0-1-1, 13th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers are Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier and Paul Nardi for Lorient. The Paillade are at +166 while Lorient are at +188. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Montpellier faced off with Reims in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 3-3. Montpellier attempted 8 dribbles in this contest and converted 3 of those dribbles for a percentage of 37.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 78.2% received passes rate by completing 301 of the 385 passing targets in their last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Montpellier wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 15 total shots. Montpellier averages 2.00 goals per 90 (4 total goals) and have 2 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Andy Delort is a player who should be able to impact this match for Montpellier. Delort has had a starting assignment in 241 matches in his career and he tallies 0.39 G/90. The forward from France has tallied 95 goals in 22,086 professional minutes played. He has 43 assists while accumulating 45 yellow cards in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Gaetan Laborde, the forward who represents France. Laborde has been on the pitch for 14,623 mins in 165 starting assignments and has been given 16 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 26 times during his soccer career while scoring 54 total goals. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Montpellier is Dimitry Bertaud. Bertaud has seen the field for 1,211 mins and has earned 43 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.49 (20 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 69.8%. The goalie from France has seen 63 shots attempted against him in 13 career starting assignments. Bertaud (4-4-5 record during his soccer career) has tallied 4 shutouts, which gives him a 30.8% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Lorient went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Monaco. Lorient finished the match with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by converting 12 of the 21 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 164 of the 244 passing tries for a percentage of 67.2%. Lorient landed 1 shot on target out of 1 shots attempted giving them a 100.0% clip when they last took the field.
Adrian Grbic will be counted on for Lorient. The forward from Austria has been on the pitch for 5,683 minutes and has scored 32 goals. He has earned 11 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He is averaging 0.51 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 55 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Terem Moffi, the forward who is from Nigeria. Moffi has been given a total of 2 yellow cards in 2,826 professional minutes (34 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.64. He has tallied 20 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 2 different times.
Paul Nardi will be looking after the goal for Lorient. Nardi has 44 clean sheets and has defended 608 shots against him in 16,451 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 73.5% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 24.0%. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 76-48-59. So far in his career, Nardi has surrendered 231 goals while tallying 446 saves in 183 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Montpellier (+166)
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