Reims vs Nice Prediction, 12/6/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Nice
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: ESPN Caribbean
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+170) Nice (+195)
Mathieu Cafaro and Reims (2-3-7, 17th in Ligue 1) play Nice (5-2-4, 11th in Ligue 1) at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Walter Benitez for Nice. The line on this contest has Reims coming in at +170 and Nice are priced at +195. The total opens at 2.5.
Reims played Lyon in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. Reims attempted 15 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 11 of those tries for a rate of 73.3%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 81.9% rate by converting 304 out of their 371 passing targets last contest. Concerning shot accuracy, Reims wrapped this game up at a 22.2% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Reims is averaging 1.17 goals per 90 minutes (14 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists in all matches this year.
Mathieu Cafaro is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Reims. Cafaro has been in the starting lineup in 46 games during his career and he accounts for 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 9 goals scored in 3,801 professional minutes played. He has totaled 6 assists while earning 10 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Boulaye Dia, the forward who is from France. Dia has totaled 3,303 mins in 38 starts and has been given a total of 2 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 1 time during his soccer career while he has scored 18 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.49 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Reims is Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has seen the pitch for a total of 6,840 minutes and has accumulated 178 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.87 (66 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .740. The goalkeeper from Serbia has faced 242 shots tried against him in 77 career starts. Rajkovic (36-22-18 record in his career) has accounted for 33 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 42.9% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Nice went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against Dijon. They finished the match by connecting on 572 out of their 655 passing attempts earning a rate of 87.3%. Nice had a 56.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 of the 23 dribbles they pursued. Nice connected on 5 shots on goal out of their 22 shots attempted which gave them a 22.7% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 16 goals and 9 assists in all their matches, Nice averages 1.45 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 minutes.
Pierre Lees-Melou will need to be on top of his game for Nice. The midfielder from France has totaled 11,629 mins while scoring 24 goals. He has tallied 22 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 17 times. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 133 contests so far in his career. You should also watch out for Amine Gouiri, the forward hailing from France. Gouiri has been handed a total of 2 yellow card cautions in 932 professional minutes (9 starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.39. He has scored 4 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 3 times.
Walter Benitez is expected to look after the goal for Nice. In his career, Benitez has surrendered 154 goals and has 391 stops in 142 starts. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 54-41-47. He has earned a save percentage of .736 and his shutout rate sits at 31.0%. Benitez has racked up 44 clean sheets and has defended 527 shots tried against him in 12,815 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (+195)
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