Angers vs Nimes Prediction, 1/31/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (-139) Nimes (+360)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the venue where Stephane Bahoken and Angers (9-3-9, 10th in Ligue 1) will take on Nimes (4-3-13, 19th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. The odds on this matchup have Angers coming in at -139 and Nîmes are at +360. The total opens at 2.75.
Angers played Bordeaux in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they ended with a 86.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 511 out of their 591 passing attempts in their last match. Angers tried 19 dribbles in this outing and completed 11 of the tries for a percentage of 57.9%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Angers ended this match at a 46.7% clip by landing 7 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Angers is averaging 1.24 goals per 90 (26 total goals) and have accounted for 17 assists in all games this year.
Stephane Bahoken is a guy who should impact this matchup for Angers. He has 7 assists while tallying 21 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Bahoken has had a starting assignment in 92 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 36 goals scored in 8,004 professional minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ismael Traore, the defender representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his career and he has scored 13 total goals. Traore has totaled 31,166 mins in 353 starts and has been given a total of 28 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Angers is Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni (51-35-58 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 38 shutouts, which gives him a 26.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from France has faced 632 shots attempted against him in 144 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.46 (209 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .693. Bernardoni has seen the field for a total of 12,914 mins and has 432 saves during his soccer career.
When they last played, Nimes walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Marseille. They finished the match by completing 310 of the 392 passing attempts earning a rate of 79.1%. Nimes ended the game with a 31.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Nimes had 5 shots on target out of their 8 shots attempted earning them a 62.5% rate in their last game. Having tallied 16 goals and 11 assists in all their games, Nimes averages 0.80 goals and 0.55 assists per 90 min.
Renaud Ripart should be able to be counted on for Nimes. He currently averages 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 163 matches in his career. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 14,577 mins and has earned 38 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 18 times. Be sure to watch out for Moussa Kone, the forward who is from Senegal. Kone has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 5,589 minutes played (60 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.45. He has earned 28 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Baptiste Reynet will look after the goal for Nimes. Reynet has accumulated 75 shutouts while defending 1,378 shots against him in 27,392 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of .698 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 24.7%. He has surrendered 1.48 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 94-83-125. So far in his career, Reynet has allowed 449 goals and has 957 stops in 304 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nimes (+360)
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