Nimes vs Nice Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Nice
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+206) Nice (+140)
Rony Lopes and Nice (5-3-5, 12th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade des Costières on Wednesday where they'll meet Nimes (3-2-9, 18th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Walter Benitez for Nice. The odds on this game have Nimes coming in at +206 and Nice are priced at +140. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Nimes took the field against Lorient in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. Nimes tried 7 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 6 of those attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 81.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 429 of the 528 targeted passes in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, Nimes ended this match at a 33.3% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 6 shots. Nimes sports an average of 0.79 goals per 90 (11 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists in all matches for the season.
Renaud Ripart is a player who can be a difference maker for Nimes. He has 18 assists while earning 11 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Ripart has been a starter in 159 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has 37 goals in 14,202 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Moussa Kone, the forward hailing from Senegal. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 goals. Kone has been on the pitch for 5,422 minutes in 58 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 14 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.46 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Nimes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet has defended the goal for a total of 26,852 mins and has tallied 934 saves during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.46 (435 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .699. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 1,343 shots attempted at him in 298 starts. Reynet (93-82-121 record during his soccer career) has 75 shutouts, which leaves him with a 25.2% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Nice took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Rennes. Nice earned a 100.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 499 of the 578 attempted passes for a rate of 86.3%. Nice converted 3 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted which gave them a 27.3% rate in their last match. With a total of 16 goals and 9 assists in all competitions, Nice is averaging 1.23 goals and 0.69 assists per 90.
Rony Lopes should provide a spark for Nice. The forward representing Brazil has 9,197 professional minutes while scoring 27 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 112 outings thus far in his career. You should also watch out for Amine Gouiri, the forward who is from France. Gouiri has been handed a total of 3 yellow card warnings in 1,112 minutes (11 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has 4 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 3 different times.
Walter Benitez is expected to look after the goal for Nice. In his career, Benitez has conceded 155 goals and has totaled 396 stops in 144 starts. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 54-42-48. He has a save percentage of .737 and his shutout rate is 31.3%. Benitez has accumulated 45 clean sheets and has defended 533 shots tried against him in 12,995 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Nice (+140) and over 2.5 goals
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