Nantes vs Nice Prediction, 9/12/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Nice
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+144) Nice (+196)
Kasper Dolberg and Nice (2-1-0, 4th in Ligue 1) head to Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday where they'll meet Nantes (1-1-2, 12th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alban Lafont for Nantes and Walter Benitez for Nice. Nice are at at +196 while Nantes are priced at +144. The total is set at 2.5.
Nantes faced off with Lyon in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Nantes tried 13 dribbles in this match and were successful in 6 of the attempts for a rate of 46.2%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 79.4% passes received rate by connecting on 274 of the 345 pass attempts in their last outing.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Nantes finished at a 27.8% rate by hitting 5 shots on target out of 18 total shots. Nantes averages 0.75 goals per 90 min (3 goals in total) and have accounted for 3 assists in all contests this season.
Ludovic Blas is a guy who should impact this matchup for Nantes. He has totaled 16 assists while earning 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Blas has had a starting assignment in 123 outings in his career and has 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from France has tallied 22 goals in 11,389 mins played.
One more guy who should impact this match is Randal Kolo Muani, the forward representing France. He has helped on a goal 4 times so far in his career while he has scored 10 goals. Muani has totaled 3,319 mins during 38 career starting assignments and has been handed 5 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.27 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont has been on the field for a total of 18,029 mins and has 561 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (249 total goals surrendered) and his save % is 72.3%. The keeper hailing from Burkina Faso has seen 783 shots attempted against him in 201 career starts. Lafont (56-62-83 record in his career) has totaled 54 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.9% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Nice walked away with a victory by a final of 4-0 against Bordeaux. Nice finished the match with a 87.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 343 out of their 364 passes they tried for a percentage of 94.2%. Nice connected on 5 shots on target out of 10 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 8 goals and 4 assists In all their contests, Nice is averaging 2.12 goals and 1.06 assists per 90 minutes.
Kasper Dolberg will be someone to watch for Nice. The forward hailing from Denmark has 8,857 professional minutes while scoring 52 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. He is averaging 0.53 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 98 games during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Amine Gouiri, the forward representing France. Gouiri has been handed 5 yellow card cautions in 3,094 minutes played (34 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.44. He has collected 15 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Walter Benitez will be residing in front of the net for Nice. Benitez has accumulated 53 shutouts while defending 653 shots against him in 15,515 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 73.5% and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.8%. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 while earning a record of 66-47-59. In his career, Benitez has surrendered 192 goals and has racked up 483 stops in 172 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (+196)
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