Nice vs Monaco Prediction, 11/8/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+175) Monaco (+140)
Stade de Nice is the site where Kasper Dolberg and Nice (5-2-2, 4th in Ligue 1) will play Monaco (4-2-3, 8th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Walter Benitez for Nice and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. The Monégasques are at at +140 while Nice are priced at +175. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Nice have tallied 14 goals this season, which has them 6th in the league. They have tried 90 shots at their opponents with 33 of them being on target, which comes out to a 36.7% shots on target percentage. Nice has controlled possession for 56.6% of games while they have success at dribbling 55.7% of the time (17th in Ligue 1). They have received 4,570 passes from teammates on 5,073 targets on the season, which makes their receiving percentage 90.1%.
Kasper Dolberg is a player who can be a difference maker for Nice. He has 11 assists while earning 6 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Dolberg has started 82 games so far in his career and he accounts for 0.57 G/90. The forward representing Denmark has tallied 47 goals scored in 7,378 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Pierre Lees-Melou, the midfielder representing France. Lees-Melou has been on the field for 11,449 mins in 131 starts and has been given a total of 22 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 23 goals. He is averaging 0.18 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez has seen the pitch for 12,635 mins and has earned 386 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (149 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .740. The goalkeeper from Argentina has seen 515 shots attempted at him in 140 career starts. Benitez (54-41-45 record during his career) has accumulated 44 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.4% clean sheet percentage.
Monaco has accumulated 5,147 pass targets for the year (3rd in Ligue 1) and they have 4,626 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 89.9% while controlling possession of the ball 60.9% of the time. The Monégasques have had success dribbling 56.8% of the time on the year while earning 15 goals. The have hit on 26.2% of their shots on target out of 141 total shots.
Wissam Ben Yedder will need to be on top of his game for Monaco. The forward representing Spain has been on the pitch for 20,555 professional minutes and he has scored 125 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times. He is averaging 0.55 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 235 matches in his career. You should also watch out for Henry Onyekuru, the forward who is from Nigeria. Onyekuru has been handed a total of 20 yellow card warnings in 9,184 professional minutes (100 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.52. He has accounted for 53 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 11 times.
Benjamin Lecomte will be looking after the goal for the Monégasques. Lecomte has racked up 70 clean sheets while he has defended 1,112 shots attempted against him in 23,113 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of .722 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.3%. He has conceded 1.27 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 87-81-89. During his professional soccer career, Lecomte has given up 327 goals while totaling 805 saves in 256 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Monaco (+140)
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