Lorient vs Nimes Prediction, 12/13/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+125) Nimes (+230)
Stade du Moustoir is the site where Yoane Wissa and Lorient (2-2-9, 19th in Ligue 1) will play Nimes (3-2-8, 16th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Paul Nardi for Lorient and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. The line on this matchup has Lorient coming in at +125 and Nîmes are at +230. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Lorient played Angers in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. Lorient attempted 18 dribbles in this game and converted 12 of those tries for a rate of 66.7%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 76.8% rate by completing 401 of the 522 pass attempts in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Lorient ended this match at a 27.3% rate by hitting 3 SoT of 11 shots. Lorient averages 0.85 g/90 (11 total goals) and are sitting with 5 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Yoane Wissa is a player who should impact this matchup for Lorient. He has 13 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Wissa has been given a starting assignment in 105 outings so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has 39 goals in 8,991 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Adrian Grbic, the forward born in Austria. Grbic has been on the field for 5,261 minutes in 53 career starts and has earned himself 9 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 4 times so far in his career while scoring 30 total goals. He is averaging 0.51 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Lorient will be Paul Nardi. Nardi (71-45-55 mark in his career) has totaled 41 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.0% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from France has faced 557 shots sent in his direction in 171 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.23 (210 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .743. Nardi has seen the field for 15,371 mins and has earned 412 saves during his career.
For their last match, Nimes went home defeated by a final of 2-0 against Marseille. They finished the match by converting 230 out of their 313 passing attempts earning a percentage of 73.5%. Nimes earned a 85.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. Nimes landed 0 SoT out of 7 shots tried giving them a 0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 11 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, Nimes averages 0.85 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Moussa Kone will need to be on top of his game for Nimes. The forward from Senegal has been on the field for 5,357 mins and he has scored 28 goals. He has earned 14 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 9 times. He sports an average of 0.47 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 57 games during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Renaud Ripart, the forward representing France. Ripart has been given 11 yellow card warnings in 14,112 professional minutes played (158 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.24. He has earned 37 goals in his career while helping on a goal 18 different times.
Baptiste Reynet will look after the goal for Nimes. In his career, Reynet has conceded 432 goals while earning 932 saves in 297 starts. He has conceded 1.45 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 93-82-120. He has a save % of .700 and his clean sheet rate is 25.3%. Reynet has racked up 75 clean sheets and has defended 1,339 shots tried against him in 26,762 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nimes (+230)
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