Dijon vs Reims Prediction, 3/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Reims
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+202) Reims (+145)
Mama Balde and Dijon (2-9-18, 20th in Ligue 1) play Reims (8-11-10, 13th in Ligue 1) at Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Anthony Racioppi for Dijon and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. The Red and Whites are at at +145 while Dijon are at +202. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Dijon played Bordeaux in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. Dijon tried 24 dribbles in this match and converted 18 of those dribbles for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 79.7% passes received rate by connecting on 349 out of their 438 passing attempts in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Dijon walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 12 total shots. Dijon averages 0.69 goals per 90 (20 total goals) and have earned 12 assists in all competitions for the season.
Mama Balde is a guy who can be a difference maker for Dijon. Balde has been in the starting lineup in 75 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.32 goals per 90. The forward born in Guinea-Bissau has racked up 23 goals in 6,498 minutes played. He has accounted for 4 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Moussa Konate, the forward born in Senegal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times during his career while he has scored 64 goals. Konate has been on the pitch for 14,583 mins in 163 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 42 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Dijon will be Anthony Racioppi. Racioppi has been on the pitch for 1,800 minutes and has accumulated 62 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.60 (32 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 68.1%. The goalkeeper born in Switzerland has faced 91 shots attempted against him in 20 career starting assignments. Racioppi (2-6-12 mark in his career) has 3 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 15.0% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Reims earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Lyon. They finished the contest by completing 255 out of their 357 passing attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Reims had a 83.3% successful dribble rate by converting 10 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. Reims connected on 5 shots on goal out of their 15 shots tried giving them a 33.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 32 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Reims averages 1.10 goals and 0.66 assists per 90.
Arber Zeneli will need to provide a lift for Reims. The forward representing Sweden has played 11,637 mins while earning 34 goals. He has totaled 0 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times. He currently averages 0.26 G/90 and has started 135 contests in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Boulaye Dia, the forward representing France. Dia has been given a total of 4 yellow cards in 4,754 minutes (55 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.42. He has accounted for 22 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 times.
Predrag Rajkovic will be residing in front of the net for Reims. Rajkovic has totaled 39 shutouts and defended 313 shots against him in 8,370 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 75.4% and his clean sheet rate sits at 41.5%. He has allowed 0.86 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 42-30-21. In his career, Rajkovic has allowed 80 goals while totaling 235 stops in 94 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Reims (+145)
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