PSG vs Montpellier Prediction, 1/22/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: PSG vs Montpellier
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: PSG (-416) Montpellier (+935)
Moise Kean and PSG (13-3-4, 1st in Ligue 1) host Montpellier (8-4-8, 11th in Ligue 1) at Parc des Princes on Friday. The starting goalies are Keylor Navas for PSG and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. PSG are at -416 while the Paillade are at +935. The O/U opens at 3.25.
PSG faced Angers in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 88.4% rate by connecting on 618 out of their 699 targeted passes in their last game. PSG attempted 29 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 18 of those dribbles for a rate of 62.1%. In regard to shooting accuracy, PSG walked away from the pitch at a 27.3% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 11 total shots. PSG is averaging 2.20 g/90 (44 goals in total) and have 29 assists in all matches this year.
Moise Kean is a player who should impact this matchup for PSG. Kean has started 36 contests during his career and he has earned 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Italy has recorded 22 goals in 3,535 minutes played. He has totaled 2 assists while tallying 10 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Kylian Mbappe, the forward born in France. Mbappe has totaled 8,893 minutes during 97 career starting assignments and has been handed 11 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 34 times so far in his career while scoring 92 total goals. He sports an average of 0.93 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for PSG is Keylor Navas. Navas has defended the goal for a total of 19,989 mins and has accumulated 655 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.01 (224 goals given up) and his save percentage is .749. The keeper from Costa Rica has seen 876 shots tried against him in 223 starting assignments. Navas (121-50-52 record in his career) has earned 77 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.5% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Montpellier took a defeat with a final score of 3-2 against Monaco. Montpellier ended the game with a 38.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 364 out of their 476 passing attempts earning a percentage of 76.5%. Montpellier landed 3 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 33 goals and 25 assists for all their matches, Montpellier sports an average of 1.65 goals and 1.25 assists per 90 min.
Gaetan Laborde will be someone to watch for Montpellier. He scores 0.29 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 145 games during his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has been on the pitch for 12,943 minutes while earning 42 goals. He has 15 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 24 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Andy Delort, the forward representing France. He has accumulated 88 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 40 different times. Delort has been handed a total of 44 yellow card warnings in 20,915 mins played (227 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.38.
Jonas Omlin will be looking after the net for Montpellier. In his career, Omlin has surrendered 144 goals and has totaled 291 saves in 128 starts. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 59-29-40. He has earned a save percentage of .699 and his clean sheet rate is 23.4%. Omlin has 30 shutouts and has seen 422 shots against him in 11,459 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montpellier (+935)
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