Strasbourg vs Montpellier Prediction, 5/9/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+117) Montpellier (+229)
Stade de la Meinau is the venue where Ludovic Ajorque and Strasbourg (10-8-17, 16th in Ligue 1) will take on Montpellier (12-11-12, 8th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. Strasbourg are at +117 while the Paillade are at +229. The total has been set at 2.5.
Strasbourg faced off with Marseille in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 79.9% rate by converting 234 out of their 293 pass targets last match. Strasbourg tried 9 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 5 of those tries for a rate of 55.6%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg finished at a 62.5% clip by putting 5 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Strasbourg has an average of 1.26 goals per 90 (44 goals in total) and have 24 assists in all competitions this year.
Ludovic Ajorque is a player who can be a difference maker for Strasbourg. He has 16 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Ajorque has started 129 games so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Réunion has accumulated 49 goals scored in 11,218 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Habib Diallo, the forward born in Senegal. He has helped on a goal 21 times in his career and he has scored 72 total goals. Diallo has been on the field for 12,138 mins in 133 career starts and has been handed a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.53 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima has defended the goal for a total of 20,030 minutes and has 690 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.41 (314 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 68.9%. The goalkeeper hailing from Japan has faced 1,001 shots tried against him in 223 starting assignments. Kawashima (76-61-86 record during his career) has accumulated 65 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.1% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Montpellier took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Saint-Etienne. They wrapped up this outing by completing 298 out of their 326 passing attempts for a percentage of 91.4%. Montpellier ended the game with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Montpellier had 2 shots on goal out of 13 shots attempted which gave them a 15.4% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 55 goals and 39 assists in all competitions, Montpellier sports an average of 1.57 goals and 1.11 assists per 90 minutes.
Andy Delort should provide a lift for Montpellier. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 21,650 professional minutes while scoring 92 goals. He has totaled 45 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 43 times. He has an average of 0.38 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 236 games during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gaetan Laborde, the forward born in France. He has accumulated 49 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 times. Laborde has earned himself a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 14,223 minutes played (160 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Jonas Omlin will look after the goal for Montpellier. Thus far in his career, Omlin has allowed 161 goals while totaling 344 saves in 141 starting assignments. He has given up 1.15 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 63-35-43. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.0% and his shutout rate sits at 22.0%. Omlin has earned 31 clean sheets while seeing 490 shots attempted against him in 12,557 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montpellier (+229)
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