Lille vs Nice Prediction, 5/1/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Nice
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-175) Nice (+400)
Alexis Claude-Maurice and Nice (13-7-14, 9th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday where they'll take on Lille (21-10-3, 1st in Ligue 1). The men protecting the net are Mike Maignan for Lille and Walter Benitez for Nice. Lille OSC are at -175 while Nice are priced at +400. The total opens at 2.75.
Lille played Montpellier in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 88.8% rate by connecting on 531 out of their 598 passing attempts last match. Lille tried 24 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 15 of the attempts for a rate of 62.5%. Concerning shot accuracy, Lille walked away from the pitch at a 45.0% rate by putting 9 shots on target of 20 total shots. Lille is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 min (55 goals in total) and have accounted for 36 assists in all competitions this season.
Jonathan Bamba is a player who can be a difference maker for Lille. Bamba has had a starting assignment in 148 games so far in his career and he has earned 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has racked up 33 goals scored in 13,176 minutes. He has totaled 27 assists while tallying 11 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Burak Yilmaz, the forward representing Turkey. He has helped a teammate on a goal 51 times in his career while he has scored 218 goals. Yilmaz has been on the pitch for 29,299 mins during 334 career starts and has been handed 91 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.67 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Lille is Mike Maignan. Maignan has defended the goal for a total of 12,888 minutes and is sitting with 369 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.02 (146 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 73.3%. The keeper hailing from French Guiana has faced 495 shots attempted at him in 143 starting assignments. Maignan (72-30-41 record in his career) has accumulated 54 shutouts, which has earned him a 37.8% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Nice earned three points by winning 3-1 against Montpellier. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 459 of the 505 passing attempts earning a rate of 90.9%. Nice ended the game with a 61.5% successful dribble rate by completing 24 of the 39 dribbles they attempted. Nice converted 8 shots on target out of their 18 shots tried which had them sitting at a 44.4% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 43 goals and 22 assists in all their matches, Nice averages 1.26 goals and 0.65 assists per 90 min.
Alexis Claude-Maurice will be someone to watch for Nice. The midfielder from France has earned 7,124 professional minutes while scoring 23 goals. He has totaled 7 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 7 times. He has an average of 0.29 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 78 matches during his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Kasper Dolberg, the forward who is from Denmark. He has 49 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 times. Dolberg has been given a total of 6 yellow card warnings in 8,404 mins played (93 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.52.
Walter Benitez will be residing in front of the goal for Nice. Benitez has tallied 50 clean sheets and has defended 626 shots attempted against him in 14,885 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of 73.6% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.3%. He has given up 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 62-46-57. During his pro soccer career, Benitez has given up 184 goals and has accumulated 464 saves in 165 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lille (-175)
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