Brest vs Nice Prediction, 1/6/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brest vs Nice
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Stade Francis-Le Blé in Brest, France
TV: ESPN Play Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Brest (+140) Nice (+188)
Stade Francis-Le Blé is the venue where Steve Mounie and Brest (7-2-8, 11th in Ligue 1) will take on Nice (6-4-6, 12th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The starting goalies are Gautier Larsonneur for Brest and Walter Benitez for Nice. The Pirates are at +140 while Nice are priced at +188. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Brest took the field against Lens in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. Brest attempted 14 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of those tries for a percentage of 57.1%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 84.3% received passes percentage by converting 456 out of their 541 pass targets last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Brest finished the game at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Brest sports an average of 1.53 goals per 90 min (26 total goals) and have 19 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Steve Mounie is a guy who can be a difference maker for Brest. Mounie has been given a starting assignment in 127 contests so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Benin has tallied 46 goals in 11,740 mins played. He has 14 assists while tallying 13 yellow card warnings in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Gaetan Charbonnier, the forward who is from France. Charbonnier has played 20,231 minutes in 231 career starts and has been given 47 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times during his soccer career while he has scored 88 goals. He averages 0.39 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Brest is Gautier Larsonneur. Larsonneur has played for 10,498 mins and has accumulated 247 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.17 (137 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .729. The keeper from France has faced 347 shots tried against him in 117 starting assignments. Larsonneur (53-34-30 record in his career) has accumulated 36 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.8% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Nice went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Lorient. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 385 out of their 469 attempted passes earning a percentage of 82.1%. Nice ended the game with a 42.9% successful dribble rate by converting 6 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Nice connected on 3 shots tried out of their 3 shots tried which had them at a 100.0% rate in their last match. With a total of 21 goals and 13 assists for all their matches, Nice averages 1.31 goals and 0.81 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexis Claude-Maurice will need to provide a lift for Nice. The midfielder born in France has earned 5,913 mins and he has scored 20 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. He is currently averaging 0.30 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 65 matches in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Rony Lopes, the forward hailing from Brazil. He has tallied 27 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 times. Lopes has been handed 11 yellow cards in 9,412 professional minutes played (115 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.26.
Walter Benitez will reside in front of the goal for Nice. In his pro soccer career, Benitez has conceded 161 goals and has racked up 407 stops in 147 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 55-43-49. He holds a save percentage of .737 and his shutout rate is currently at 31.3%. Benitez has totaled 46 shutouts while defending 548 shots attempted against him in 13,265 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brest (+140)
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