Montpellier vs PSG Prediction, 5/14/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs PSG
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+608) PSG (-286)
Lionel Messi and PSG (24-8-4, 1st in Ligue 1) travel to Stade de la Mosson on Saturday where they'll take on Montpellier (12-7-17, 13th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier and Keylor Navas for PSG. The line on this game has Montpellier priced at +608 and PSG are at -286. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Montpellier took the field against Metz in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. Montpellier attempted 20 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 8 of the dribbles for a percentage of 40.0%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.5% passes received percentage by completing 384 of the 449 pass targets last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Montpellier walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by landing 6 SoT of 18 total shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.34 goals per 90 (47 goals in total) and have 30 assists in all contests this year.
Florent Mollet is a player who should impact this matchup for Montpellier. Mollet has been given a starting assignment in 219 matches so far in his career and scores 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who is from France has 43 goals in 18,516 minutes. He has 27 assists while earning 49 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
One more player who should impact this match is Stephy Mavididi, the forward representing England. Mavididi has played 6,835 mins in 76 starting assignments and has been given a total of 8 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times thus far in his career while scoring 24 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.32 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Montpellier is Dimitry Bertaud. Bertaud (6-6-6 mark in his career) has tallied 6 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 33.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 90 shots tried at him in 18 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (28 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.0%. Bertaud has been on the pitch for a total of 1,684 minutes and has earned 63 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the field, PSG earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 3-3 against Strasbourg. They finished the contest by connecting on 573 out of their 616 attempted passes for a percentage of 93.0%. PSG finished with a 45.8% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 24 dribbles they attempted. PSG connected on 6 shots on target out of their 14 shots tried which had them at a 42.9% rate in their last outing. With a total of 77 goals and 60 assists in all their games, PSG averages 2.20 goals and 1.71 assists per 90.
Lionel Messi will need to provide a lift for PSG. The forward from Argentina has been on the field for 43,970 minutes while scoring 478 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 204 times. He is currently averaging 0.98 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 485 matches during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Kylian Mbappe, the forward representing France. He has tallied 131 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 51 different times. Mbappe has earned himself a total of 24 yellow cards in 12,951 mins (143 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.91.
Keylor Navas will reside in front of the goal for PSG. In his career, Navas has allowed 251 goals and has accounted for 764 stops in 256 starting assignments. He has given up 0.99 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 143-56-57. He holds a save % of 75.7% and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.8%. Navas has recorded 89 clean sheets and has defended 1,008 shots against him in 22,843 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montpellier (+608)
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