Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 5/2/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+130) Saint-Etienne (+200)
Mahdi Camara and Saint-Etienne (10-9-15, 14th in Ligue 1) go to Stade de la Mosson on Sunday where they'll take on Montpellier (12-11-11, 8th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders protecting the net are Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Etienne Green for Saint-Etienne. The Paillade are at +130 while Saint-Étienne are at +200. The total has been set at 2.5.
Montpellier took the field against Nice in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. Montpellier tried 11 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 4 of the tries for a rate of 36.4%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 80.6% passes received rate by connecting on 287 out of their 356 passing targets in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Montpellier finished the game at a 21.4% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 14 shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.59 goals per 90 min (54 total goals) and have 38 assists in all matches this season.
Gaetan Laborde is a player who can be a difference maker for Montpellier. He has totaled 26 assists while accumulating 16 yellow cards in his career. Laborde has been in the starting lineup in 159 matchups so far in his career and he has earned 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has earned 49 goals in 14,138 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Andy Delort, the forward hailing from France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 43 times during his career and he has scored 91 total goals. Delort has been on the pitch for 21,560 minutes in 235 starting assignments and has been given a total of 45 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.38 G/90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin (63-35-42 record in his career) has earned 31 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.1% shutout rate. The keeper born in Switzerland has seen 483 shots attempted at him in 140 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.15 (159 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 71.0%. Omlin has defended the goal for a total of 12,467 minutes and is sitting with 339 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Saint-Etienne went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Brest. They finished the match by completing 286 out of their 338 passes they attempted for a percentage of 84.6%. Saint-Etienne earned a 32.1% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 28 dribbles they tried. Saint-Etienne had 3 shots on goal out of their 6 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 37 goals and 25 assists In all their contests, Saint-Etienne averages 1.09 goals and 0.74 assists per 90 minutes.
Mahdi Camara should provide a spark for Saint-Etienne. The midfielder born in France has been on the pitch for 3,841 mins and he has scored 3 goals. He has tallied 6 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 times. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 43 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Wahbi Khazri, the forward hailing from Tunisia. He has accumulated 74 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 42 different times. Khazri has been given a total of 74 yellow card warnings in 21,671 minutes played (249 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Etienne Green will be residing in front of the net for Saint-Etienne. Green has accumulated 1 clean sheets while seeing 14 shots attempted against him in 360 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of 71.4% and his shutout rate is currently at 25.0%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 2-0-2. So far in his pro soccer career, Green has surrendered 6 goals and has totaled 10 stops in 4 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+200)
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