Montpellier vs Nantes Prediction, 1/10/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+295) Nantes (+200)
Gaetan Laborde and Montpellier (8-3-6, 8th in Ligue 1) host Nantes (3-6-8, 16th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Mosson on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The Paillade are at +295 while Nantes are priced at +200. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Montpellier took the field against Lille in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 3-2. Montpellier attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 42.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 82.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 360 of the 436 passing targets last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Montpellier finished the game at a 35.3% rate by putting 6 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.71 g/90 (29 goals in total) and are sitting with 22 assists in all contests this season.
Gaetan Laborde is a player who should be able to impact this game for Montpellier. Laborde has started 142 outings during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has tallied 42 goals scored in 12,682 mins. He has 23 assists while earning 15 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Andy Delort, the forward born in France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 40 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 87 goals. Delort has been on the pitch for 20,645 mins in 224 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 43 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin has been on the field for a total of 11,189 minutes and has tallied 283 stops thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.10 (137 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .703. The goalkeeper hailing from Switzerland has faced 408 shots attempted against him in 125 starts. Omlin (59-28-38 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 30 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.0% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Nantes took a defeat with a final score of 3-0 against Lyon. Nantes ended the game with a 57.9% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 313 of the 375 passes they attempted for a rate of 83.5%. Nantes landed 3 shots tried out of 18 shots tried earning them a 16.7% clip when they last took the field. With 18 goals and 10 assists In all their contests, Nantes has an average of 1.06 goals and 0.59 assists per 90 minutes.
Renaud Emond will need to provide a spark for Nantes. The forward who is from Belgium has accumulated 10,736 mins while scoring 54 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 8 times. He currently averages 0.45 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 118 matches during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. He has totaled 16 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Blas has earned himself a total of 17 yellow card cautions in 9,466 minutes (101 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.15.
Alban Lafont will look after the goal for Nantes. During his professional soccer career, Lafont has allowed 221 goals and has racked up 493 saves in 176 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 49-54-73. He is the owner of a save percentage of .721 and his clean sheet rate is 28.4%. Lafont has accumulated 50 shutouts while defending 689 shots tried against him in 15,779 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nantes (+200)
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