Nimes vs Marseille Prediction, 12/4/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Marseille
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+220) Marseille (+140)
Renaud Ripart and Nimes (3-2-7, 16th in Ligue 1) play Marseille (6-3-1, 6th in Ligue 1) at Stade des Costières on Friday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The Olympians are at at +140 while Nîmes are at +220. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Nimes faced off with Monaco in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they finished with a 72.3% received passes rate by connecting on 232 out of their 321 passing targets last game. Nimes tried 17 dribbles in this outing and completed 9 of the attempts for a rate of 52.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Nimes finished at a 33.3% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 6 total shots. Nimes is averaging 0.92 g/90 (11 total goals) and have racked up 8 assists in all matches for the season.
Renaud Ripart is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Nimes. Ripart has been in the starting lineup in 157 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.24 G/90. The forward from France has tallied 37 goals in 14,022 mins. He has totaled 18 assists while tallying 11 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Moussa Kone, the forward born in Senegal. Kone has been on the pitch for 5,327 mins in 57 career starts and has been handed 14 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 9 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 total goals. He is averaging 0.47 G/90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Nimes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet (93-82-119 mark in his career) has totaled 75 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 25.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in France has had 1,334 shots attempted against him in 296 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (430 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .700. Reynet has been on the pitch for 26,672 mins and has earned 929 stops during his career.
In their last outing, Marseille walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Nantes. Marseille finished the match with a 40.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 20 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 437 out of their 498 pass attempts earning a percentage of 87.8%. Marseille had 8 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted earning them a 57.1% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 14 goals and 13 assists for all their matches, Marseille averages 1.40 goals and 1.30 assists per 90.
Valere Germain will be counted on for Marseille. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 204 games during his career. The forward representing France has played 18,261 mins and has scored 75 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times. You should also watch out for Florian Thauvin, the forward who represents France. Thauvin has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards in 18,109 mins played (211 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.41. He has totaled 82 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 41 different times.
Steve Mandanda will look after the goal for Marseille. Mandanda has 143 shutouts and has seen 1,595 shots against him in 39,378 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .708 and his shutout rate is currently 32.4%. He has given up 1.10 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 213-122-104. During his professional soccer career, Mandanda has surrendered 480 goals and has tallied 1,134 saves in 442 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nimes (+220)
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