Marseille vs Nice Prediction, 2/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Nice
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-135) Nice (+375)
Orange Vélodrome is the site where Valere Germain and Marseille (9-7-7, 9th in Ligue 1) will take on Nice (8-5-11, 14th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The starting goalies are Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Walter Benitez for Nice. The Olympians are at -135 while Nice are priced at +375. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Marseille took the field against Bordeaux in their most recent game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. Marseille tried 5 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 3 of the dribbles for a rate of 60.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 82.7% rate by completing 325 out of their 393 targeted passes in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Marseille finished the game at a 20.0% clip by landing 1 shot on target of 5 total shots. Marseille sports an average of 1.22 goals per 90 (28 total goals) and have accounted for 26 assists in all matches for the season.
Valere Germain is a guy who can be a difference maker for Marseille. Germain has started 209 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing France has racked up 77 goals scored in 18,844 mins played. He has totaled 31 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Florian Thauvin, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 43 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 85 goals. Thauvin has totaled 18,989 mins in 222 starts and has been handed a total of 27 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.40 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (216-126-109 mark during his soccer career) has earned 146 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.2% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from Congo has faced 1,629 shots sent his way in 454 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.10 (495 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 70.6%. Mandanda has been on the pitch for 40,458 mins and has tallied 1,155 saves so far in his career.
In their last game, Nice took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against PSG. Nice earned a 90.0% successful dribble rate by completing 18 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 469 of the 531 pass attempts for a rate of 88.3%. Nice had 5 shots on target out of 13 shots attempted giving them a 38.5% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 27 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Nice averages 1.13 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 min.
Amine Gouiri should provide a lift for Nice. The forward from France has accumulated 1,982 professional minutes and he has scored 7 goals. He has 5 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 3 times. He is averaging 0.32 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 21 outings in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Alexis Claude-Maurice, the midfielder born in France. He has earned 20 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 6 different times. Claude-Maurice has earned himself a total of 7 yellow card cautions in 6,224 mins played (68 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.29.
Walter Benitez will be residing in front of the goal for Nice. So far in his career, Benitez has conceded 172 goals and has earned 433 stops in 155 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 57-44-54. He sports a save % of 73.6% and his shutout rate is currently at 31.0%. Benitez has tallied 48 clean sheets and has defended 584 shots tried against him in 13,985 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (-135)
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