Strasbourg vs Lorient Prediction, 5/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (-128) Lorient (+310)
Adrian Grbic and Lorient (11-8-18, 17th in Ligue 1) head to Stade de la Meinau on Sunday where they'll take on Strasbourg (11-8-18, 15th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders will be Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Paul Nardi for Lorient. The line on this matchup has Strasbourg coming in at -128 and Lorient are at +310. The total has been set at 2.5.
Strasbourg took the field against Nice in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. In the passing game, they earned a 78.9% passes received percentage by connecting on 225 out of their 285 passing attempts last contest. Strasbourg attempted 17 dribbles in this contest and converted 3 of the attempts for a rate of 17.6%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg wrapped this game up at a 45.5% rate by putting 5 SoT of 11 total shots. Strasbourg has an average of 1.30 goals per 90 (48 total goals) and have racked up 26 assists In all contests this season.
Ludovic Ajorque is a player who should be able to impact this match for Strasbourg. Ajorque has been given a starting assignment in 131 games during his soccer career and he tallies 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Réunion has totaled 52 goals in 11,398 minutes. He has totaled 16 assists while earning 23 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Ludovic Ajorque, the forward representing Réunion. He has helped on a goal 16 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 52 goals. Ajorque has been on the field for 11,398 mins during 131 career starts and has been handed a total of 23 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima has played for 20,120 minutes and has tallied 693 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.40 (314 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 69.0%. The goalkeeper hailing from Japan has had 1,004 shots tried against him in 224 career starts. Kawashima (77-61-86 record in his career) has earned 66 shutouts, which gives him a 29.5% clean sheet rate.
In their last outing, Lorient went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Metz. Lorient finished with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by completing 318 of the 389 passes they attempted for a rate of 81.7%. Lorient had 1 shot on target out of 5 shots attempted giving them a 20.0% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 47 goals and 25 assists in all competitions, Lorient averages 1.27 goals and 0.68 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic should be able to be counted on for Lorient. He is currently averaging 0.51 G/90 and has started 55 contests in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Austria has earned 5,666 mins and he has scored 32 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. Make sure to watch out for Yoane Wissa, the forward who represents France. Wissa has been handed a total of 21 yellow card warnings in 10,463 professional minutes played (121 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.39. He has scored 45 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 times.
Paul Nardi is expected to look after the goal for Lorient. In his career, Nardi has surrendered 229 goals and has totaled 440 saves in 180 starts. He has conceded 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 75-46-59. He has a save % of 73.4% and his clean sheet rate is 23.9%. Nardi has racked up 43 shutouts and has seen 601 shots tried against him in 16,181 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lorient (+310)
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