Reims vs Brest Prediction, 1/24/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Brest
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+131) Brest (+201)
Steve Mounie and Brest (8-2-10, 12th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday where they'll take on Reims (5-6-9, 15th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers are Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Gautier Larsonneur for Brest. The Pirates are at at +201 while the Red and Whites are at +131. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Reims played Lille in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they finished with a 88.9% passes received percentage by converting 346 out of their 389 passing targets in their last match. Reims attempted 10 dribbles in this outing and completed 8 of the tries for a rate of 80.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Reims wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by hitting 4 shots on target out of 8 shots. Reims averages 1.25 goals per 90 min (25 goals in total) and have racked up 14 assists in all matches for the season.
Boulaye Dia is a player who can be a difference maker for Reims. He has accounted for 2 assists while earning 3 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Dia has been in the starting lineup in 46 games so far in his career and he scores 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has totaled 22 goals scored in 4,003 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Yunis Abdelhamid, the defender representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times in his career while he has scored 17 total goals. Abdelhamid has been on the pitch for 26,037 mins in 291 starting assignments and has been given 37 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.06 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Reims will be Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has played for a total of 7,560 minutes and has 207 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.89 (75 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .743. The goalie hailing from Serbia has seen 280 shots attempted at him in 85 career starts. Rajkovic (39-25-20 record in his career) has earned 35 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 41.2% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Brest went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Rennes. Brest finished the match with a 52.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 406 out of their 482 passing attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. Brest had 4 shots on goal out of 13 shots tried which had them sitting at a 30.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 29 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Brest averages 1.45 goals and 0.95 assists per 90 minutes.
Steve Mounie should be able to be counted on for Brest. He averages 0.35 G/90 and has started 129 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Benin has been on the pitch for 11,920 professional minutes while scoring 47 goals. He has accumulated 13 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gaetan Charbonnier, the forward born in France. Charbonnier has been handed a total of 47 yellow card cautions in 20,267 minutes played (231 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.39. He has totaled 88 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 39 times.
Gautier Larsonneur will be looking after the net for Brest. In his career, Larsonneur has conceded 142 goals while tallying 264 stops in 120 starts. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 54-34-32. He has a save percentage of .734 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.8%. Larsonneur has totaled 37 clean sheets while he has seen 368 shots against him in 10,768 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brest (+201)
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