Lorient vs Nice Prediction, 3/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Nice
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+180) Nice (+180)
Yoane Wissa and Lorient (7-6-15, 17th in Ligue 1) play Nice (10-5-13, 11th in Ligue 1) at Stade du Moustoir on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Paul Nardi for Lorient and Walter Benitez for Nice. Lorient are at +180 while Nice are priced at +180. The total is set at 2.5.
Lorient faced off with Montpellier in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 83.5% passes received percentage by converting 370 of the 443 pass attempts last game. Lorient attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 11 of those dribbles for a rate of 64.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lorient walked away from the pitch at a 38.5% clip by putting 5 SoT out of 13 shots. Lorient has an average of 1.14 goals per 90 (32 total goals) and have earned 13 assists In all contests for the season.
Yoane Wissa is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lorient. He has 13 assists while tallying 21 yellow card warnings during his career. Wissa has been a starter in 113 outings during his soccer career and tallies 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has earned 41 goals scored in 9,810 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Adrian Grbic, the forward born in Austria. Grbic has 5,580 mins during 55 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 10 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 4 times thus far in his career while he has scored 32 total goals. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Lorient will be Paul Nardi. Nardi (72-46-58 record in his career) has accumulated 42 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.9% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from France has had 582 shots attempted against him in 176 starts. His GA/90 is 1.27 (223 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.4%. Nardi has seen the field for 15,821 minutes and has accumulated 426 stops in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Nice earned three points by winning 2-1 against Nimes. Nice had a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 530 out of their 608 passing attempts for a rate of 87.2%. Nice converted 4 shots on goal out of their 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 40.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 34 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Nice has an average of 1.21 goals and 0.68 assists per 90 min.
Alexis Claude-Maurice should be someone to watch for Nice. The midfielder hailing from France has 6,584 professional minutes while scoring 21 goals. He has earned 7 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 and has started 72 outings in his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Amine Gouiri, the forward born in France. He has tallied 11 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 5 different times. Gouiri has earned himself 5 yellow card cautions in 2,342 mins played (25 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.42.
Walter Benitez will look after the goal for Nice. During his pro soccer career, Benitez has given up 179 goals while earning 447 stops in 159 starts. He has given up 1.28 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 59-44-56. He has a save percentage of 73.4% and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.2%. Benitez has racked up 48 clean sheets and has defended 605 shots attempted against him in 14,345 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lorient (+180)
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