Nimes vs Angers Prediction, 11/8/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Angers
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+140) Angers (+187)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (2-2-5, 18th in Ligue 1) play Angers (4-1-4, 11th in Ligue 1) at Stade des Costières on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Paul Bernardoni for Angers. Nîmes are at +140 while the Black and Whites are at +187. The total opens at 2.5.
Nimes maintains possession for 46% of the time while they have success at dribbling 55.4% of the time (18th in Ligue 1). They have attempted 106 shots with 39 being on target, which means they have a 36.8% shots on target percentage. Nimes have accounted for 9 goals this season, which is 18th in Ligue 1. Their players have caught 2,907 passes from teammates on 3,593 tries so far this year, which makes their receiving percentage 80.9%.
Moussa Kone is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nimes. He has totaled 9 assists while tallying 14 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Kone has had a starting assignment in 56 contests during his career while scoring 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Senegal has tallied 27 goals scored in 5,249 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Renaud Ripart, the forward who is from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times in his career and he has scored 36 goals. Ripart has been on the field for 13,817 mins in 155 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 10 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.23 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Nimes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet has been on the pitch for 26,402 mins and has 918 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (422 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .701. The goalie from France has seen 1,316 shots attempted against him in 293 starts. Reynet (92-82-117 mark in his career) has tallied 74 shutouts, which gives him a 25.3% shutout percentage.
Angers has 4,544 targets for the year (6th in the league) to go along with 3,999 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 88.0% and they have controlled possession of the ball 48.9% of the time. The Black and Whites have dribbled successfully 61% of the time for the year while totaling 10 goals. They have been able to hit on 29.8% of their SOT out of 104 shots.
Ismael Traore should provide a spark for Angers. The defender born in France has totaled 30,086 professional minutes while scoring 13 goals. He has earned 27 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 4 times. He is averaging 0.04 G/90 and has been a starter in 341 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Angelo Fulgini, the midfielder hailing from Côte d'Ivoire. He has earned 18 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 9 times. Fulgini has been given a total of 21 yellow card warnings in 11,410 mins played (127 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.14.
Paul Bernardoni is expected to look after the goal for the Black and Whites. Bernardoni has totaled 36 clean sheets while seeing 595 shots attempted against him in 11,834 career mins. He has a save percentage of .697 and his shutout rate is 27.3%. He has allowed 1.48 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 46-33-53. Thus far in his career, Bernardoni has surrendered 195 goals while totaling 409 saves in 132 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (+187)
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