Nantes vs Reims Prediction, 3/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Reims
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+146) Reims (+247)
Stade de la Beaujoire is the site where Ludovic Blas and Nantes (4-12-11, 19th in Ligue 1) will take on Reims (7-10-10, 13th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alban Lafont for Nantes and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. The Red and Whites are at at +247 while Nantes are priced at +146. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Nantes played Nimes in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Nantes attempted 19 dribbles in this game and converted 7 of those tries for a rate of 36.8%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 67.0% passes received rate by connecting on 225 of the 336 targeted passes last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Nantes finished the game at a 12.5% rate by putting 1 shot on target 8 shots. Nantes sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (27 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all competitions this year.
Ludovic Blas is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nantes. Blas has been a starter in 108 contests in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in France has totaled 18 goals scored in 10,094 mins. He has totaled 14 assists while tallying 18 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Renaud Emond, the forward hailing from Belgium. Emond has been on the field for 10,790 minutes during 118 starts and has been given a total of 15 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 55 goals. He scores 0.46 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont has played for 16,679 minutes and is sitting with 515 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.26 (233 goals surrendered) and his save % is 71.9%. The goalkeeper from Burkina Faso has seen 723 shots tried at him in 186 starting assignments. Lafont (50-60-76 mark during his soccer career) has 51 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.4% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Reims went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Montpellier. Reims ended the game with a 56.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 of the 23 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 445 out of their 533 passing tries for a percentage of 83.5%. Reims landed 2 shots on target out of 9 shots attempted giving them a 22.2% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 29 goals and 17 assists in all their games, Reims sports an average of 1.07 goals and 0.63 assists per 90 minutes.
Mathieu Cafaro will be counted on for Reims. The forward from France has 4,652 mins and has earned 11 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 7 times. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 and has started 56 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Boulaye Dia, the forward hailing from France. Dia has earned himself 4 yellow cards in 4,591 minutes (53 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.43. He has earned 22 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 2 different times.
Predrag Rajkovic will be looking after the goal for Reims. So far in his pro soccer career, Rajkovic has conceded 78 goals and has accumulated 226 saves in 92 starting assignments. He has conceded 0.86 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 41-29-21. He sports a save percentage of 75.2% and his shutout rate is currently at 42.4%. Rajkovic has racked up 39 shutouts while seeing 302 shots against him in 8,190 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Reims (+247)
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