Montpellier vs Strasbourg Prediction, 10/2/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Strasbourg
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+155) Strasbourg (+160)
Ludovic Ajorque and Strasbourg (3-1-4, 12th in Ligue 1) go to Stade de la Mosson on Saturday where they'll meet Montpellier (2-3-3, 14th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers will be Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Matz Sels for Strasbourg. The Paillade are at +155 while Strasbourg are at +160. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Montpellier played PSG in their last game and took a loss by a score of 2-0. Montpellier attempted 24 dribbles in this match and completed 14 of those dribbles for a percentage of 58.3%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 87.9% rate by connecting on 408 of the 464 passing attempts last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Montpellier finished at a 40.0% clip by hitting 4 SoT of 10 shots. Montpellier sports an average of 1.75 goals per 90 min (14 goals in total) and have racked up 9 assists in all matches for the season.
Stephy Mavididi is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Montpellier. He has 3 assists while accumulating 4 yellow card warnings in his career. Mavididi has had a starting assignment in 57 outings so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has tallied 18 goals scored in 5,208 professional minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Teji Savanier, the forward born in France. He has assisted on a goal 63 times in his career and he has scored 41 goals. Savanier has accumulated 21,611 minutes in 248 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 78 yellow cards. He scores 0.17 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Montpellier will be Jonas Omlin. Omlin has seen the field for a total of 12,827 minutes and has tallied 353 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.17 (167 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.7%. The goalie from Switzerland has had 505 shots tried at him in 144 career starts. Omlin (63-37-44 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 31 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 21.5% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Strasbourg took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Lille. Strasbourg finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 395 of the 477 passes they tried earning a rate of 82.8%. Strasbourg converted 3 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which had them at a 27.3% rate in their last outing. With a total of 11 goals and 8 assists in all their matches, Strasbourg averages 1.37 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Ludovic Ajorque should provide a lift for Strasbourg. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 139 contests in his career. The forward from Réunion has earned 12,133 professional minutes and has earned 55 goals. He has accumulated 25 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times. Be sure to watch out for Kevin Gameiro, the forward who is from France. Gameiro has been given 9 yellow card warnings in 27,456 mins (298 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.49. He has earned 151 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 39 times.
Matz Sels will reside in front of the net for Strasbourg. Sels has recorded 68 clean sheets and has defended 1,000 shots tried against him in 21,870 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 71.4% and his shutout rate sits at 28.0%. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 100-69-74. During his career, Sels has conceded 306 goals while earning 710 saves in 243 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+160)
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