Nimes vs Dijon Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Dijon
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+142) Dijon (+216)
Stade des Costières is the venue where Renaud Ripart and Nimes (3-3-10, 18th in Ligue 1) will take on Dijon (1-6-9, 20th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The goalies expected to start will be Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. The moneyline on this matchup has Nimes coming in at +142 and Dijon are at +216. The total opens at 2.25.
Nimes played Saint-Etienne in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 2-2. Nimes tried 20 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 55.0%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 78.6% received passes rate by connecting on 287 out of their 365 pass targets in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Nimes finished at a 50.0% rate by hitting 5 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Nimes sports an average of 0.81 goals per 90 minutes (13 total goals) and have earned 8 assists In all contests this year.
Renaud Ripart is a player who can be a difference maker for Nimes. He has accounted for 18 assists while earning 11 yellow cards during his soccer career. Ripart has been given a starting assignment in 159 matchups so far in his career and he accounts for 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has recorded 38 goals in 14,243 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Moussa Kone, the forward hailing from Senegal. He has assisted on a goal 9 times in his career while scoring 28 total goals. Kone has earned 5,447 minutes in 58 starts and has been given a total of 14 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.46 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Nimes is Baptiste Reynet. Reynet (93-83-122 mark in his career) has accumulated 75 shutouts, which has earned him a 25.0% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from France has seen 1,356 shots tried against him in 300 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.46 (439 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .699. Reynet has been on the pitch for 27,032 mins and is sitting with 944 stops during his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Dijon took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Monaco. They finished the contest by connecting on 402 out of their 463 passes they attempted earning a rate of 86.8%. Dijon had a 39.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 23 dribbles they pursued. Dijon connected on 1 shot on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried which had them at a 8.3% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 9 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Dijon averages 0.56 goals and 0.31 assists per 90.
Bruno Ecuele Manga should provide a lift for Dijon. The defender representing Gabon has earned 29,483 mins while scoring 13 goals. He has 30 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 5 times. He currently averages 0.04 G/90 and has started 325 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Moussa Konate, the forward born in Senegal. He has 60 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 19 times. Konate has been handed a total of 41 yellow cards in 14,133 minutes played (159 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.38.
Anthony Racioppi will be residing in front of the net for Dijon. During his career, Racioppi has conceded 7 goals and has accumulated 24 saves in 7 starts. He has allowed 1.00 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 1-3-3. He has earned a save % of .833 and his clean sheet rate sits at 14.3%. Racioppi has recorded 1 clean sheets and has defended 30 shots against him in 630 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dijon (+216) and over 2.25 goals
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