Reims vs Monaco Prediction, 5/9/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+374) Monaco (-141)
Arber Zeneli and Reims (9-15-11, 11th in Ligue 1) host Monaco (22-5-8, 3rd in Ligue 1) at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday. The starting goalies are Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. The Monégasques are at at -141 while the Red and Whites are at +374. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Reims took the field against Nimes in their most recent match and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. Reims attempted 23 dribbles in this matchup and completed 18 of the dribbles for a rate of 78.3%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 85.9% passes received rate by converting 334 of the 389 pass attempts in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Reims finished at a 58.3% rate by landing 7 shots on target of 12 total shots. Reims averages 1.09 goals per 90 (38 goals in total) and have earned 22 assists in all matches for the season.
Arber Zeneli is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Reims. Zeneli has had a starting assignment in 136 contests so far in his career while he scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Sweden has earned 34 goals in 11,789 mins played. He has 32 assists while earning 1 yellow card thus far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Boulaye Dia, the forward who is from France. He has assisted on a goal 2 times in his career while he has scored 24 total goals. Dia has been on the pitch for 5,242 minutes during 61 starts and has been given 4 yellow cards. He averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Reims is Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has played for a total of 8,910 mins and is sitting with 258 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.88 (87 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 75.7%. The goalkeeper from Serbia has faced 342 shots attempted against him in 100 starts. Rajkovic (43-34-22 mark in his career) has earned 42 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 42.0% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Monaco went home defeated by a final of 3-2 against Lyon. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 345 of the 437 passing tries for a rate of 78.9%. Monaco finished the match with a 41.7% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Monaco landed 3 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 27.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 73 goals and 49 assists in all their games, Monaco is averaging 2.09 goals and 1.40 assists per 90 min.
Wissam Ben Yedder will need to provide a lift for Monaco. He is averaging 0.56 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 255 games so far in his career. The forward born in Spain has been on the field for 22,182 mins while scoring 138 goals. He has collected 16 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 44 times. You should also watch out for Kevin Volland, the forward representing Germany. He has accounted for 112 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 64 different times. Volland has been given 50 yellow card warnings in 26,651 professional minutes played (306 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.38.
Benjamin Lecomte will reside in front of the net for Monaco. In his career, Lecomte has conceded 341 goals and has accounted for 824 stops in 273 starts. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 100-83-91. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.9% and his shutout rate is 28.9%. Lecomte has recorded 79 clean sheets while defending 1,144 shots against him in 24,643 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Monaco (-141)
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