Reims vs Montpellier Prediction, 2/28/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+125) Montpellier (+200)
Stade Auguste-Delaune is the venue where Boulaye Dia and Reims (7-9-10, 13th in Ligue 1) will take on Montpellier (11-5-10, 9th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. The odds on this matchup have Reims coming in at +125 and the Paillade are at +200. The total has been set at 2.25.
Reims took the field against Saint-Etienne in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Reims attempted 33 dribbles in this outing and converted 19 of those attempts for a rate of 57.6%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 75.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 354 of the 467 pass attempts in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Reims ended this match at a 50.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 4 total shots. Reims averages 1.12 goals per 90 minutes (29 total goals) and have tallied 17 assists in all competitions for the season.
Boulaye Dia is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Reims. He has 2 assists while accumulating 3 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Dia has been a starter in 52 matchups thus far in his career and accounts for 0.44 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing France has totaled 22 goals scored in 4,501 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Mathieu Cafaro, the forward who represents France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times in his career while he has scored 11 total goals. Cafaro has played 4,562 minutes during 55 starts and has been handed 11 yellow cards. He scores 0.22 G/90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Reims will be Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has played for 8,100 mins and has earned 224 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.87 (78 total goals given up) and his save percentage is 75.0%. The goalkeeper hailing from Serbia has faced 300 shots attempted at him in 91 career starting assignments. Rajkovic (41-28-21 mark in his career) has accumulated 38 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 41.8% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Montpellier got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Rennes. Montpellier finished with a 52.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 out of the 23 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by completing 270 of the 337 passes they attempted for a rate of 80.1%. Montpellier converted 7 shots on goal out of the team's 11 shots attempted earning them a 63.6% rate in their last game. With 43 goals and 30 assists in all their games, Montpellier sports an average of 1.65 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaetan Laborde will need to be on top of his game for Montpellier. The forward from France has played 13,449 mins and has scored 45 goals. He has 16 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. He has an average of 0.30 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 151 matches during his career. You should also watch out for Stephy Mavididi, the forward who represents England. Mavididi has been handed 4 yellow card warnings in 3,760 minutes played (40 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.31. He has scored 13 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 1 time.
Jonas Omlin will be looking after the goal for Montpellier. In his career, Omlin has conceded 148 goals and has tallied 305 saves in 132 starts. He has given up 1.13 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 62-29-41. He sports a save % of 70.4% and his clean sheet rate is 22.7%. Omlin has tallied 30 shutouts while seeing 439 shots against him in 11,747 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montpellier (+200)
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