Dijon vs Nice Prediction, 4/18/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Nice
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+190) Nice (+130)
Stade Gaston Gérard is the site where Moussa Konate and Dijon (2-9-21, 20th in Ligue 1) will play Nice (12-7-13, 9th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Anthony Racioppi for Dijon and Walter Benitez for Nice. Dijon are at +190 while Nice are priced at +130. The total opens at 2.5.
Dijon played Monaco in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-0. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 75.7% received passes rate by converting 283 of the 374 pass targets last contest. Dijon attempted 24 dribbles in this contest and completed 17 of the tries for a rate of 70.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, Dijon ended this match at a 16.7% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 6 total shots. Dijon averages 0.62 g/90 (20 goals in total) and have earned 12 assists in all games for this campaign.
Moussa Konate is a guy who can be a difference maker for Dijon. He has accounted for 19 assists while tallying 43 yellow cards in his career. Konate has been a starter in 164 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Senegal has tallied 64 goals scored in 14,665 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Mama Balde, the forward representing Guinea-Bissau. Balde has 6,698 mins during 77 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 14 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 4 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 23 goals. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Dijon is Anthony Racioppi. Racioppi has been on the field for 1,890 minutes and is sitting with 63 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.57 (33 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 67.7%. The keeper hailing from Switzerland has seen 93 shots tried at him in 21 career starts. Racioppi (2-6-13 mark during his career) has earned 3 shutouts, which leaves him with a 14.3% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Nice were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Reims. Nice ended the game with a 36.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 446 out of their 479 passes they tried for a rate of 93.1%. Nice landed 2 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which gave them a 15.4% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 40 goals and 20 assists for all their matches, Nice averages 1.25 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Alexis Claude-Maurice will need to provide a spark for Nice. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 76 games so far in his career. The midfielder representing France has been on the pitch for 6,944 mins while scoring 22 goals. He has accumulated 7 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. You should also keep an eye on Amine Gouiri, the forward representing France. He has totaled 12 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 times. Gouiri has been handed 5 yellow cards in 2,636 mins (29 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.41.
Walter Benitez will be looking after the goal for Nice. So far in his career, Benitez has conceded 181 goals while earning 461 saves in 163 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 61-46-56. He has a save percentage of 73.8% and his clean sheet rate is 30.7%. Benitez has totaled 50 shutouts while defending 621 shots attempted against him in 14,705 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (+130)
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