Lille vs Nimes Prediction, 3/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (-250) Nimes (+550)
Renaud Ripart and Nimes (7-5-17, 19th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday where they'll meet Lille (18-9-2, 1st in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers are Mike Maignan for Lille and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. Lille OSC are at -250 while Nîmes are at +550. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Lille stepped onto the pitch against Monaco in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Lille attempted 22 dribbles in this match and completed 11 of the attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 79.8% received passes rate by completing 320 of the 401 pass attempts last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Lille walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% rate by putting 2 SoT of 5 shots. Lille is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 minutes (47 goals in total) and have tallied 30 assists in all games this season.
Jonathan David is a player who can be a difference maker for Lille. David has started 67 matchups during his soccer career and he scores 0.60 G/90. The forward born in Canada has earned 39 goals scored in 5,888 mins played. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card cautions in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times so far in his career while scoring 33 goals. Bamba has earned 12,829 minutes during 144 career starts and has been given a total of 10 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Lille is Mike Maignan. Maignan has played for a total of 12,438 mins and has earned 354 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.02 (141 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 73.3%. The keeper from French Guiana has had 475 shots tried against him in 138 career starting assignments. Maignan (69-29-40 mark in his career) has recorded 52 shutouts, which has earned him a 37.7% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Nimes earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Montpellier. They finished the match by connecting on 211 out of their 287 passes they tried earning a percentage of 73.5%. Nimes finished with a 42.1% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Nimes converted 6 shots on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried giving them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 28 goals and 18 assists in all competitions, Nimes is averaging 0.97 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Renaud Ripart will be counted on for Nimes. The forward born in France has 15,326 mins and has earned 42 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times. He averages 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 172 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Moussa Kone, the forward representing Senegal. Kone has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings in 6,105 mins played (67 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.44. He has earned 30 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Baptiste Reynet will reside in front of the net for Nimes. Reynet has totaled 78 clean sheets and has defended 1,414 shots attempted against him in 28,202 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of 69.6% and his clean sheet rate is currently 24.9%. He has conceded 1.48 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 97-85-129. So far in his career, Reynet has conceded 463 goals while totaling 978 stops in 313 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nimes (+550)
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