Saint-Etienne vs Nimes Prediction, 12/20/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (-105) Nimes (+280)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (3-2-10, 19th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday where they'll meet Saint-Etienne (4-4-7, 14th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders will be Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. Nîmes are at at +280 while Saint-Étienne are at -105. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne stepped onto the pitch against Angers in their most recent match and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. Saint-Etienne tried 36 dribbles in this outing and completed 27 of the tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 85.9% passes received rate by completing 577 out of their 672 pass attempts in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Saint-Etienne finished at a 42.1% rate by landing 8 SoT out of 19 total shots. Saint-Etienne is averaging 0.87 g/90 (13 goals in total) and are sitting with 9 assists in all contests for the year.
Adil Aouchiche is a player who can be a difference maker for Saint-Etienne. He has 1 assist while tallying 1 yellow card in his career. Aouchiche has been a starter in 11 outings in his career while he scores 0.22 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder representing France has racked up 2 goals in 822 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Denis Bouanga, the forward who is from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 46 goals. Bouanga has totaled 11,401 mins in 128 career starts and has earned himself a total of 17 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.36 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Saint-Etienne will be Jessy Moulin. Moulin has been on the field for 3,027 mins and is sitting with 114 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.28 (43 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .745. The goalkeeper from France has seen 153 shots tried at him in 33 career starting assignments. Moulin (10-9-15 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 10 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.3% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Nimes took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Nice. They wrapped up this outing by converting 378 of the 461 passing tries for a rate of 82.0%. Nimes had a 60.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. Nimes had 4 shots tried out of their 15 shots tried which gave them a 26.7% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 11 goals and 8 assists in all their games, Nimes has an average of 0.73 goals and 0.53 assists per 90 minutes.
Moussa Kone will need to provide a spark for Nimes. He is averaging 0.46 G/90 and has started 58 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Senegal has totaled 5,430 mins while he has scored 28 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. You should also keep an eye on Renaud Ripart, the forward born in France. Ripart has been given 11 yellow cards in 14,204 minutes (159 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.23. He has tallied 37 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 times.
Baptiste Reynet is expected to look after the goal for Nimes. Reynet has racked up 75 clean sheets while he has seen 1,349 shots attempted against him in 26,942 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of .699 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.1%. He has allowed 1.46 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 93-82-122. During his pro soccer career, Reynet has surrendered 437 goals and has earned 938 saves in 299 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (-105)
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