Montpellier vs Rennes Prediction, 2/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+230) Rennes (+117)
Stade de la Mosson is the site where Stephy Mavididi and Montpellier (10-5-10, 8th in Ligue 1) will take on Rennes (10-8-6, 5th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Romain Salin for Rennes. The Red and Blacks are at at +117 while the Paillade are at +230. The total opens at 2.5.
Montpellier took the field against Lyon in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 77.5% received passes percentage by connecting on 324 of the 418 pass attempts in their last outing. Montpellier attempted 18 dribbles in this contest and converted 11 of the dribbles for a percentage of 61.1%. Regarding shot accuracy, Montpellier finished the game at a 38.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 13 total shots. Montpellier has an average of 1.64 g/90 (41 goals in total) and have earned 29 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Stephy Mavididi is a player who can be a difference maker for Montpellier. Mavididi has been a starter in 39 games in his career and he accounts for 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from England has 11 goals scored in 3,675 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 1 assist while tallying 4 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Gaetan Laborde, the forward born in France. Laborde has played 13,359 mins during 150 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 45 total goals. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin (61-29-41 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 30 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.9% shutout rate. The keeper born in Switzerland has faced 434 shots attempted against him in 131 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.13 (147 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.3%. Omlin has played for 11,657 mins and has accumulated 301 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Rennes took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Saint-Etienne. They finished the match by converting 574 out of their 679 passes they attempted for a rate of 84.5%. Rennes had a 40.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. Rennes had 2 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which gave them a 15.4% rate in their last outing. With 30 goals and 25 assists for all their games, Rennes sports an average of 1.25 goals and 1.04 assists per 90 min.
Benjamin Bourigeaud will need to provide a spark for Rennes. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 179 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has totaled 15,750 mins while scoring 31 goals. He has collected 32 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times. Make sure to watch out for Adrien Hunou, the forward who is from France. He has collected 37 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 8 different times. Hunou has been given 11 yellow cards in 10,006 professional minutes played (107 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.33.
Romain Salin is expected to look after the net for Rennes. Thus far in his career, Salin has surrendered 210 goals and has tallied 490 saves in 160 starts. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 55-39-63. He has a save % of 70.1% and his clean sheet rate is 25.0%. Salin has accumulated 40 shutouts while defending 699 shots against him in 14,214 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montpellier (+230)
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