Nice vs Nantes Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Nantes
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+140) Nantes (+195)
Stade de Nice is the venue where Pierre Lees-Melou and Nice (2-1-2, 10th in Ligue 1) will take on Nantes (1-2-2, 15th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Walter Benitez for Nice and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The line on this matchup has Nice coming in at +140 and Nantes are priced at +195. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Nice have tallied 5 goals this year, which is currently 15th in Ligue 1. They have tried 41 shots with 11 on target, which calculates to a 26.8% shots on target percentage. Nice has controlled possession for 56.2% of the time while they successfully dribble 64.4% of the time (8th in Ligue 1). They have caught 2,475 passes from teammates on 2,757 targets this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 89.8%.
Pierre Lees-Melou is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Nice. He has accounted for 17 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards so far in his career. Lees-Melou has started 127 games in his career and he scores 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing France has racked up 21 goals in 11,106 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Kasper Dolberg, the forward from Denmark. Dolberg has earned 7,184 mins during 80 starts and has been handed a total of 6 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 11 times during his career while he has scored 46 goals. He averages 0.58 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez has defended the goal for a total of 12,275 minutes and has 375 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (146 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .737. The goalie from Argentina has had 502 shots sent his way in 136 starts. Benitez (51-40-45 record in his career) has earned 43 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.6% clean sheet percentage.
Nantes has totaled 2,225 pass targets on the campaign (10th in Ligue 1) with 1,898 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 85.3% and they have controlled possession of the ball 47% of the time. The Canaries have dribbled successfully 55.2% of the time so far this year while collecting 5 goals. They have completed 34% of their SOT on 50 total shots.
Ludovic Blas is a guy who should impact this matchup for Nantes. Blas has been given a starting assignment in 91 matchups in his career while he scores 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from France has 12 goals scored in 8,592 professional minutes played. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Moses Simon, the forward who is from Nigeria. Simon has earned 10,920 mins in 122 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 8 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 19 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 27 total goals. He scores 0.22 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont (47-50-67 mark during his career) has earned 49 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.9% shutout percentage. The goalie from Burkina Faso has faced 627 shots attempted against him in 164 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.21 (198 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .721. Lafont has defended the goal for a total of 14,699 mins and has earned 448 saves thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (+140)
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