Nice vs Rennes Prediction, 12/13/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+180) Rennes (+180)
Adrien Hunou and Rennes (5-4-4, 9th in Ligue 1) head to Stade de Nice on Sunday where they'll take on Nice (5-3-4, 11th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Romain Salin for Rennes. Nice are at +180 while the Red and Blacks are at +180. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Nice stepped onto the pitch against Reims in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Nice attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and completed 12 of the tries for a percentage of 85.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 86.1% received passes percentage by converting 568 out of their 660 targeted passes in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Nice finished the game at a 33.3% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Nice is averaging 1.33 goals per 90 (16 total goals) and have accumulated 9 assists in all games this season.
Amine Gouiri is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Nice. Gouiri has been given a starting assignment in 10 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has racked up 4 goals in 1,022 mins. He has 3 assists while accumulating 2 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Rony Lopes, the forward hailing from Brazil. Lopes has played 9,197 minutes in 112 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 11 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times so far in his career and he has scored 27 total goals. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Nice will be Walter Benitez. Benitez has been on the pitch for a total of 12,905 minutes and has earned 392 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.25 (154 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .737. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 528 shots tried at him in 143 career starting assignments. Benitez (54-42-47 mark during his career) has accumulated 45 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Rennes took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Lens. They finished the match by connecting on 424 of the 525 passes they tried for a percentage of 80.8%. Rennes finished the match with a 30.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. Rennes converted 4 shots on target out of 9 shots attempted earning them a 44.4% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 18 goals and 16 assists in all matches, Rennes is averaging 1.38 goals and 1.23 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrien Hunou should provide a spark for Rennes. The forward from France has been on the field for 9,772 mins while earning 36 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He scores 0.33 goals per 90 mins and has started 105 contests during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward who is from France. Bourigeaud has been given 28 yellow cards in 14,991 mins (171 starts). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.17. He has earned 28 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 26 different times.
Romain Salin will be residing in front of the goal for Rennes. So far in his career, Salin has conceded 205 goals while earning 471 stops in 152 starts. He has conceded 1.37 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 50-37-62. He has earned a save % of .698 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.7%. Salin has 36 clean sheets while defending 675 shots attempted against him in 13,494 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Rennes (+180) and under 2.5 goals
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