Strasbourg vs Lorient Prediction, 10/31/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+110) Lorient (+255)
Kevin Gameiro and Strasbourg (4-2-5, 12th in Ligue 1) host Lorient (3-6-2, 11th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Meinau on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Matz Sels for Strasbourg and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Lorient are at at +255 while Strasbourg are at +110. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Strasbourg took the field against Rennes in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they had a 83.4% passes received rate by completing 297 of the 356 targeted passes in their last outing. Strasbourg tried 9 dribbles in this game and were successful in 5 of the tries for a percentage of 55.6%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Strasbourg walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots. Strasbourg has an average of 1.45 g/90 (16 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists in all competitions for the season.
Kevin Gameiro is a guy who can be a difference maker for Strasbourg. He has totaled 39 assists while accumulating 9 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Gameiro has had a starting assignment in 301 matchups so far in his career and he accounts for 0.50 G/90. The forward representing France has earned 153 goals in 27,693 minutes played.
One more player who should impact this match is Ludovic Ajorque, the forward born in Réunion. Ajorque has earned 12,370 mins during 142 starting assignments and has been given a total of 25 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times thus far in his career while scoring 56 total goals. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Strasbourg will be Matz Sels. Sels (101-70-75 record in his career) has accounted for 68 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Belgium has faced 1,008 shots attempted against him in 246 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.26 (309 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.4%. Sels has seen the field for a total of 22,140 mins and has accumulated 716 saves thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Lorient went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Bordeaux. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 450 out of their 508 passing attempts earning a percentage of 88.6%. Lorient ended the game with a 85.7% successful dribble rate by converting 12 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Lorient connected on 3 shots on target out of the team's 15 shots tried which gave them a 20.0% rate in their last outing. With 11 goals and 6 assists in all their games, Lorient averages 1.00 goal and 0.55 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic will need to provide a spark for Lorient. The forward representing Austria has been on the field for 5,855 mins while earning 32 goals. He has tallied 11 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. He sports an average of 0.49 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 56 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Terem Moffi, the forward representing Nigeria. He has scored 21 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 4 different times. Moffi has been given 2 yellow card cautions in 3,471 mins (42 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.54.
Paul Nardi will reside in front of the goal for Lorient. In his career, Nardi has conceded 244 goals and has totaled 476 stops in 192 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 78-53-61. He has a save percentage of 73.4% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 24.0%. Nardi has tallied 46 shutouts and defended 650 shots against him in 17,261 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+110)
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