Nice vs Dijon Prediction, 11/29/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: ESPN Caribbean
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (-139) Dijon (+350)
Kasper Dolberg and Nice (5-2-3, 8th in Ligue 1) host Dijon (0-4-7, 20th in Ligue 1) at Stade de Nice on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. Nice are at -139 while Dijon are at +350. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Nice faced Monaco in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. Nice attempted 23 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 15 of those attempts for a percentage of 65.2%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 90.8% received passes rate by converting 543 of the 598 targeted passes in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Nice finished at a 50.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Nice sports an average of 1.50 g/90 (15 goals in total) and have accounted for 9 assists in all games this year.
Kasper Dolberg is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nice. Dolberg has had a starting assignment in 83 contests in his career and accounts for 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Denmark has racked up 47 goals in 7,445 professional minutes. He has 11 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Pierre Lees-Melou, the midfielder representing France. Lees-Melou has totaled 11,539 minutes in 132 starting assignments and has been handed 22 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 17 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 24 goals. He currently averages 0.19 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez (54-41-46 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 44 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Argentina has seen 523 shots attempted at him in 141 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.24 (151 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .740. Benitez has been on the field for a total of 12,725 minutes and has earned 390 stops thus far in his career.
In their last outing, Dijon went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Lens. Dijon ended the game with a 45.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 461 out of their 524 passes they attempted earning a rate of 88.0%. Dijon had 3 shots on target out of their 11 shots tried earning them a 27.3% rate in their last match. With 5 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Dijon averages 0.45 goals and 0.36 assists per 90 min.
Moussa Konate will need to be on top of his game for Dijon. The forward representing Senegal has 13,898 professional minutes and has scored 59 goals. He has accumulated 40 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 156 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Mama Balde, the forward born in Guinea-Bissau. Balde has been handed 10 yellow cards in 5,333 minutes (62 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.32. He has scored 19 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 4 different times.
Anthony Racioppi will look after the goal for Dijon. So far in his career, Racioppi has conceded 2 goals and has accumulated 5 stops in 2 starts. He has conceded 1.00 goal per 90 while holding a record of 0-1-1. He has earned a save % of .714.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dijon (+350)
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