Dijon vs Nimes Prediction, 2/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+122) Nimes (+219)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (4-3-16, 20th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday where they'll take on Dijon (2-9-13, 19th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders are Anthony Racioppi for Dijon and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. Dijon are at +122 while Nîmes are at +219. The total is set at 2.5.
Dijon took the field against Montpellier in their last match and took a loss by a score of 4-2. In sharing the ball, they had a 79.4% rate by completing 296 of the 373 pass attempts in their last match. Dijon tried 22 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 13 of the tries for a percentage of 59.1%. Regarding shot accuracy, Dijon finished at a 33.3% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 12 total shots. Dijon has an average of 0.71 g/90 (17 total goals) and have racked up 11 assists in all matches for the year.
Moussa Konate is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Dijon. Konate has been given a starting assignment in 162 outings during his career and he has earned 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Senegal has accumulated 63 goals scored in 14,430 mins. He has accounted for 19 assists while accumulating 42 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Mama Balde, the forward born in Guinea-Bissau. He has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times in his career and he has scored 23 total goals. Balde has been on the pitch for 6,159 mins during 71 career starts and has been given 13 yellow cards. He scores 0.34 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Dijon will be Anthony Racioppi. Racioppi (2-6-7 record in his career) has recorded 3 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.0% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Switzerland has seen 69 shots tried at him in 15 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.20 (18 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .768. Racioppi has seen the pitch for 1,350 mins and has accumulated 53 saves during his soccer career.
When they last played, Nimes took a defeat with a final score of 4-3 against Monaco. They wrapped up this match by converting 366 out of their 448 passes they tried earning a rate of 81.7%. Nimes ended the game with a 83.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 15 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Nimes had 3 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last match. With a total of 20 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, Nimes averages 0.87 goals and 0.52 assists per 90 minutes.
Moussa Kone should provide solid play for Nimes. He is averaging 0.44 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 62 games so far in his career. The forward from Senegal has totaled 5,740 mins while earning 28 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. You should also keep an eye on Renaud Ripart, the forward representing France. He has scored 39 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 18 different times. Ripart has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards in 14,796 professional minutes played (166 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.24.
Baptiste Reynet is expected to look after the net for Nimes. Reynet has accumulated 75 shutouts and defended 1,394 shots against him in 27,662 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .694 and his shutout rate is currently at 24.4%. He has given up 1.49 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 94-83-128. So far in his pro soccer career, Reynet has allowed 459 goals while tallying 963 stops in 307 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nimes (+219)
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