Nimes vs PSG Prediction, 10/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs PSG
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+1300) PSG (-588)
Neymar and PSG (4-0-2, 4th in Ligue 1) go to Stade des Costières on Friday where they'll take on Nimes (2-2-2, 13th in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Keylor Navas for PSG. PSG are at at -588 while Nîmes are at +1300. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Nimes controls possession for 47% of games while they have success at dribbling 57.1% of the time (12th in Ligue 1). They have tried 76 shots at the goal with 31 being on target, which is a 40.8% shots on target percentage. Nimes as a team have 9 goals on the season, which ranks them 7th in the league. They have caught 1,888 passes on 2,369 attempts for the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 79.7%.
Zinedine Ferhat is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nimes. Ferhat has been given a starting assignment in 126 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Algeria has recorded 18 goals scored in 11,195 professional minutes played. He has totaled 42 assists while tallying 14 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Renaud Ripart, the forward born in France. He has assisted on a goal 18 times in his career while he has scored 36 goals. Ripart has been on the field for 13,557 mins in 152 starting assignments and has been given 10 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.24 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Nîmes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet has seen the field for a total of 26,132 minutes and is sitting with 904 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.43 (415 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .701. The goalie from France has faced 1,295 shots attempted against him in 290 starts. Reynet (92-82-114 record in his career) has earned 74 shutouts, which leaves him with a 25.5% shutout rate.
The Parisians have successfully dribbled 68.9% of the time on the season while tallying 12 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 94.3% and they have controlled possession of the ball 64.7% of the time. PSG has 3,938 pass targets so far this year (1st in Ligue 1) and they have 3,712 successful received passes. They have completed 40% of their shots on target on 95 shots.
Neymar will need to provide a lift for PSG. The forward born in Brazil has totaled 14,824 professional minutes while scoring 117 goals. He has 37 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 65 times. He currently averages 0.71 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 166 games in his career. Be sure to watch out for Kylian Mbappe, the forward from France. He has totaled 82 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 32 times. Mbappe has earned himself a total of 10 yellow cards in 8,077 minutes played (88 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.91.
Keylor Navas is expected to look after the net for the Parisians. Navas has earned 70 clean sheets while he has defended 845 shots attempted against him in 18,999 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .746 and his shutout rate sits at 33.0%. He has allowed 1.03 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 114-48-50. So far in his pro soccer career, Navas has conceded 218 goals while earning 629 stops in 212 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take PSG (-588)
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