Lorient vs Montpellier Prediction, 12/29/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Montpellier
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+103) Montpellier (+250)
The Paillade (4-2-9) are on their way to Stade du Moustoir on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Merlucciidaes (8-4-3). Lorient are priced at +103 while the Paillade are at +250. The betting total comes in at 2.5. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Vito Mannone for Lorient and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier.
The Merlucciidaes sit at 11th in regard to expected goals having 20.2, and the xGA sit at 22.6. FC Lorient has given up 21 goals while allowing 1.40 goals per 90, and opposing teams have earned 73 shots on target on them. This team's differential on goals is at 5 by way of 26 goals scored in addition to 21 goals given up. They have recorded 3 shut outs, which has them sitting at a % of 20.0 so far this season. Lorient has earned 53 saves and also hold a save percentage of 71.2 over the course of the season. Lorient has recorded 18 yellow cards on the season in addition to 1 red card. So far this year, this team is averaging 1.87 pts per fixture (28 points) and rank 8th in soccer with 16 assists.
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Montpellier has recorded 24 goals and this squad's goals expected on the campaign is at 18.3. This club's goals against per 90 is at 1.93 in addition to 48 saves, and they have 2 shut outs. This season, Montpellier HSC has a save rate of 67.9 (78 SoTA), and have a ranking of 13th in soccer with 14 points. Montpellier sits at 11th in relation to goals allowed having 29, and the team's goal differential is sitting at -5. Montpellier HSC has tallied a CS% of 13.3 so far this year and also 31 yellow card warnings. The Paillade average 0.9 points per match while earning 17 assists and 5 red cards.
The man protecting the net for Lorient is Vito Mannone. Mannone has played for 19,603 minutes and has 801 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.36 (296 goals allowed) and his save % is .731. The goalkeeper born in Italy has had 1,096 shots tried against him in 216 career starts. Mannone (69-63-84 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 59 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.3% clean sheet percentage.
Jonas Omlin will reside in front of the goal for Montpellier. So far in his career, Omlin has allowed 217 goals while tallying 489 saves in 180 starts. He has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 while earning a record of 76-40-62. He sports a save percentage of .711 and his clean sheet rate is 22.2%. Omlin has accumulated 40 shutouts and defended 688 shots tried against him in 15,950 career minutes.
Ibrahima Kone is one member of the team who can be a force for Lorient. The forward from Mali has totaled 26 goals in 4,877 professional minutes. Kone has been given a starting assignment in 53 matches in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.48 goals per 90 mins. He has accounted for 7 assists while earning 16 yellow cards so far in his career.
Montpellier features a difference maker in Elye Wahi, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan for in this fixture. The forward hailing from France has earned 3,509 professional minutes while scoring 19 goals. He is currently averaging 0.49 goals per 90 minutes and has started 38 contests in his career. He has totaled 7 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 3 times.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lorient (+103)
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