Strasbourg vs Reims Prediction, 1/31/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Reims
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+105) Reims (+270)
Ludovic Ajorque and Strasbourg (7-3-11, 15th in Ligue 1) host Reims (6-6-9, 14th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Meinau on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. Strasbourg are at +105 while the Red and Whites are at +270. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Strasbourg stepped onto the pitch against Dijon in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Strasbourg tried 14 dribbles in this game and were successful in 7 of the attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.0% received passes rate by connecting on 419 out of their 487 pass attempts in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg walked away from the pitch at a 13.3% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 15 total shots. Strasbourg is averaging 1.43 goals per 90 (30 goals in total) and have accumulated 15 assists In all contests for the season.
Ludovic Ajorque is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Strasbourg. Ajorque has had a starting assignment in 117 games during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Réunion has earned 46 goals scored in 10,200 professional minutes played. He has totaled 16 assists while earning 22 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Adrien Thomasson, the defender representing France. Thomasson has been on the pitch for 14,609 mins during 167 starting assignments and has been handed 31 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 26 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.16 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima has played for a total of 19,220 minutes and has accumulated 669 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.42 (303 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .690. The goalkeeper hailing from Japan has seen 968 shots attempted against him in 214 career starts. Kawashima (74-58-82 record in his career) has earned 63 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.4% shutout rate.
For their last match, Reims went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Brest. They wrapped up this match by converting 258 of the 322 passes they tried for a rate of 80.1%. Reims finished with a 36.4% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. Reims converted 2 shots on target out of the team's 12 shots tried which had them sitting at a 16.7% clip in their last match. With a total of 26 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, Reims averages 1.24 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Yunis Abdelhamid will be someone to watch for Reims. He currently averages 0.06 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 292 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The defender hailing from France has 26,127 mins while scoring 17 goals. He has 38 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. Make sure to watch out for Boulaye Dia, the forward born in France. He has accumulated 22 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 2 times. Dia has been given a total of 3 yellow card cautions in 4,083 minutes (47 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.48.
Predrag Rajkovic is expected to look after the net for Reims. Rajkovic has 36 shutouts while defending 280 shots tried against him in 7,650 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .743 and his shutout rate sits at 41.9%. He has conceded 0.88 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 40-25-20. During his career, Rajkovic has given up 75 goals and has earned 207 stops in 86 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Reims (+270)
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