Clermont Foot vs Montpellier Prediction, 5/8/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clermont Foot vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Gabriel Montpied Stadium in Clermont-Ferrand, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Clermont Foot (+117) Montpellier (+253)
Gabriel Montpied Stadium is the venue where Jodel Dossou and Clermont Foot (8-9-18, 17th in Ligue 1) will take on Montpellier (12-7-16, 13th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Ouparine Djoco for Clermont Foot and Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier. The Lancers are at +117 while the Paillade are at +253. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Clermont Foot took the field against Brest in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. In the passing game, they had a 85.7% received passes rate by connecting on 443 of the 517 passing attempts in their last game. Clermont Foot attempted 12 dribbles in this match and completed 10 of those attempts for a rate of 83.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Clermont Foot finished at a 41.2% rate by putting 7 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Clermont Foot is averaging 0.94 goals per 90 min (33 total goals) and have 24 assists in all matches for the season.
Jodel Dossou is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Clermont Foot. He has totaled 7 assists while tallying 7 yellow card warnings in his career. Dossou has started 66 contests in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Benin has racked up 21 goals in 5,808 professional minutes played.
One more guy who should impact this match is Mohamed Bayo, the forward born in Guinea. He has helped on a goal 11 times in his career while he has scored 34 goals. Bayo has been on the field for 5,268 minutes during 58 starting assignments and has earned himself 3 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.58 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Clermont Foot is Ouparine Djoco. Djoco (6-4-12 mark during his soccer career) has 5 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Senegal has faced 98 shots attempted against him in 22 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.52 (35 goals allowed) and his save % is 66.3%. Djoco has defended the goal for 2,072 minutes and has 66 stops during his soccer career.
For their last game, Montpellier weren't able to secure a win with a final of 2-2 against Metz. Montpellier finished with a 40.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 20 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 384 of the 449 passing tries for a rate of 85.5%. Montpellier had 6 shots on goal out of the team's 18 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 47 goals and 30 assists In all their contests, Montpellier sports an average of 1.34 goals and 0.86 assists per 90 minutes.
Stephy Mavididi will need to provide a spark for Montpellier. The forward born in England has totaled 6,835 mins while scoring 24 goals. He has totaled 8 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He scores 0.32 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 76 contests in his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Florent Mollet, the midfielder representing France. He has accounted for 43 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 27 times. Mollet has earned himself a total of 49 yellow cards in 18,516 minutes played (219 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.21.
Dimitry Bertaud will reside in front of the net for Montpellier. Bertaud has tallied 6 clean sheets and has defended 90 shots against him in 1,684 career minutes. He sports a save % of 70.0% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 33.3%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 6-6-6. In his career, Bertaud has given up 28 goals while totaling 63 stops in 18 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Clermont Foot (+117)
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