Lorient vs Montpellier Prediction, 10/1/2023 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+196) Montpellier (+132)
The Paillade (1-3-2) are hitting the road to Stade du Moustoir on Sunday where they will take on the Merlucciidaes (1-3-2). Lorient are priced at +196 while the Paillade are at +132. The over/under has been set at 2.5. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Yvon Mvogo for Lorient and Benjamin Lecomte for Montpellier.
Lorient has earned 28 saves and they hold a save rate of 72.5 so far this year. The team's difference in goals is currently at -2 because of 10 goals accumulated in addition to 12 goals allowed. This season, this squad has an average of 1.00 pts per match (6 pts) and also rank 4th in Ligue 1 with 8 assists. The Merlucciidaes have a ranking of 16th for expected goals with 5.9, and their xGA are coming in at 10.0. Lorient has compiled 6 yellow card warnings on the season. FC Lorient has surrendered 12 goals while conceding 2.00 G/90, and opposing teams have recorded 40 shots on target against them. They have 1 clean sheet, which has them at a % of 16.7 this year.
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Montpellier has totaled 9 goals and the team's goals expected so far this season is 8.3. The team's goals against per 90 min is at 1.50 in addition to 23 saves, and they have compiled 1 clean sheet. This year, Montpellier HSC has a save percentage of 71.9 (32 SoT against), and also are 14th in soccer with 6 points. Montpellier is ranked 9th in the category of goals allowed having 9, and their goal difference is sitting at 0. Montpellier HSC has a clean sheet percentage of 16.7 so far this season as well as 12 yellow cards. The Paillade have an average of 1.0 points per contest while tallying 7 assists.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lorient will be Yvon Mvogo. Mvogo has seen the pitch for 17,479 mins and has 557 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.30 (253 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 70.2. The goalkeeper hailing from Switzerland has had 809 shots attempted against him in 194 career starts. Mvogo (107-46-41 mark during his career) has earned 50 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 25.8% clean sheet rate.
Benjamin Lecomte will reside in front of the goal for Montpellier. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 while earning a record of 114-94-103. Lecomte has totaled 90 shutouts while seeing 1,322 shots attempted against him in 27,972 minutes in his career. In his pro soccer career, Lecomte has allowed 387 goals and has totaled 937 stops in 310 starts. He holds a save percentage of 72.3 and his shutout rate sits at 29.0%.
Yoann Cathline is a member of the team who can make an impact for Lorient. Cathline has been in the starting lineup in 17 contests during his pro soccer career and scores 0.10 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in France has racked up 2 goals scored in 1,806 minutes. He has totaled 1 assists while tallying 2 yellow cards so far in his career.
Montpellier has an attacker in Akor Adams, who is known to give defenses fits. The forward from Nigeria has earned 2,990 mins and he has scored 26 goals. He currently averages 0.78 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 35 contests during his career. He has 7 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 4 times.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lorient (+196)
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