Montpellier vs Monaco Prediction, 1/15/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Monaco
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+240) Monaco (+100)
Stade de la Mosson is the site where Andy Delort and Montpellier (8-4-7, 8th in Ligue 1) will take on Monaco (10-3-6, 4th in Ligue 1) on Friday. The goalies protecting the net will be Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. The Paillade are at +240 while the Monégasques are at +100. The total is set at 2.5.
Montpellier stepped onto the pitch against Nantes in their most recent game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 82.4% passes received rate by completing 375 of the 455 passing attempts last match. Montpellier attempted 8 dribbles in this matchup and converted 4 of the attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Montpellier finished the game at a 50.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.63 goals per 90 min (31 goals in total) and have accounted for 23 assists in all matches for the season.
Andy Delort is a player who should impact this matchup for Montpellier. He has accounted for 40 assists while tallying 44 yellow cards during his career. Delort has had a starting assignment in 226 contests in his career and has 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has earned 87 goals scored in 20,825 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Gaetan Laborde, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 23 times during his soccer career while scoring 42 goals. Laborde has been on the pitch for 12,862 mins during 144 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.29 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin (59-29-39 record in his career) has tallied 30 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.6% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Switzerland has seen 419 shots tried at him in 127 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.12 (141 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .702. Omlin has seen the pitch for a total of 11,369 mins and has tallied 290 saves during his soccer career.
For their last match, Monaco took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Angers. Monaco ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 530 out of their 625 passing attempts for a rate of 84.8%. Monaco had 5 shots on target out of 14 shots tried which had them at a 35.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 36 goals and 25 assists In all their contests, Monaco averages 1.89 goals and 1.32 assists per 90.
Wissam Ben Yedder will need to provide a spark for Monaco. The forward who is from Spain has been on the pitch for 21,142 mins while scoring 126 goals. He has tallied 15 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 42 times. He is currently averaging 0.54 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 243 contests during his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kevin Volland, the forward hailing from Germany. He has earned 105 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 63 times. Volland has been given a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 25,362 minutes (291 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.37.
Benjamin Lecomte will look after the net for Monaco. In his pro soccer career, Lecomte has given up 327 goals and has totaled 807 saves in 257 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 88-81-89. He holds a save % of .723 and his shutout rate sits at 27.6%. Lecomte has earned 71 clean sheets and has defended 1,114 shots against him in 23,203 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Montpellier (+240)
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