Reims vs Nimes Prediction, 11/22/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (-105) Nimes (+320)
Stade Auguste-Delaune is the venue where Valon Berisha and Reims (2-3-5, 16th in Ligue 1) will take on Nimes (2-2-6, 18th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. The line on this game has Reims coming in at -105 and Nîmes are at +320. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Reims faced off with Lens in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 4 - 4. In the passing game, they ended with a 87.5% rate by converting 274 of the 313 passing targets in their last outing. Reims tried 13 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 9 of the tries for a percentage of 69.2%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Reims wrapped this game up at a 66.7% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 9 total shots. Reims is averaging 1.40 goals per 90 min (14 goals in total) and have racked up 8 assists in all matches for the season.
Valon Berisha is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Reims. He has accounted for 47 assists while tallying 19 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Berisha has started 206 games so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Sweden has tallied 35 goals in 18,260 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Boulaye Dia, the forward representing France. Dia has been on the field for 3,159 minutes during 36 starting assignments and has been given 2 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 1 time so far in his career while scoring 18 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.51 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Reims is Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has played for 6,750 mins and has accumulated 177 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.84 (63 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .748. The keeper hailing from Serbia has seen 238 shots attempted at him in 76 starting assignments. Rajkovic (36-22-17 mark in his career) has accumulated 33 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 43.4% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Nimes took a loss by a score of 5 - 1 against Angers. Nimes finished with a 78.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 18 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 457 of the 531 attempted passes for a percentage of 86.1%. Nimes converted 4 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 33.3% rate in their last game. With 10 goals and 8 assists in all their contests, Nimes has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.80 assists per 90 minutes.
Renaud Ripart will be someone to watch for Nimes. He currently averages 0.23 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 155 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has 13,842 minutes while he has scored 36 goals. He has 10 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 18 times. Be sure to watch out for Moussa Kone, the forward representing Senegal. He has totaled 28 goals in his career while helping on a goal 9 times. Kone has earned himself a total of 14 yellow card warnings in 5,273 mins played (56 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.48.
Baptiste Reynet is expected to look after the net for Nimes. During his pro soccer career, Reynet has given up 427 goals while totaling 921 saves in 294 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.45 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 92-82-118. He is the owner of a save % of .700 and his shutout rate is 25.2%. Reynet has racked up 74 clean sheets and has defended 1,323 shots tried against him in 26,492 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Reims (-105)
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