Nice vs Angers Prediction, 2/7/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Angers
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+144) Angers (+230)
Stade de Nice is the site where Amine Gouiri and Nice (7-5-10, 14th in Ligue 1) will play Angers (10-4-9, 8th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Walter Benitez for Nice and Paul Bernardoni for Angers. Nice are at +144 while the Black and Whites are at +230. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Nice stepped onto the pitch against Monaco in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. Nice attempted 21 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 9 of the tries for a rate of 42.9%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 86.7% rate by converting 489 of the 564 targeted passes in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Nice walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 5 total shots. Nice is averaging 1.09 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and are sitting with 14 assists in all competitions this season.
Amine Gouiri is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Nice. Gouiri has been given a starting assignment in 19 matches in his career while he scores 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has 6 goals scored in 1,802 mins. He has totaled 3 assists while accumulating 4 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Alexis Claude-Maurice, the midfielder born in France. Claude-Maurice has totaled 6,044 mins in 66 career starts and has earned himself 7 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 20 goals. He sports an average of 0.30 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez (56-44-53 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 47 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.7% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from Argentina has had 577 shots attempted against him in 153 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.27 (170 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .737. Benitez has seen the field for a total of 13,805 mins and has 428 stops during his career.
In their last game, Angers went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Reims. They wrapped up this match by completing 340 out of their 419 attempted passes for a percentage of 81.1%. Angers earned a 55.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 out of the 20 dribbles they pursued. Angers connected on 2 shots on target out of the team's 6 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% rate in their last outing. With 29 goals and 20 assists In all their contests, Angers is averaging 1.26 goals and 0.87 assists per 90 minutes.
Pierrick Capelle should provide solid play for Angers. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 182 outings thus far in his career. The forward representing France has totaled 15,532 minutes and has scored 21 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ismael Traore, the defender representing France. He has earned 13 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 6 times. Traore has been given a total of 28 yellow card warnings in 31,256 professional minutes (354 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.04.
Paul Bernardoni will reside in front of the goal for Angers. During his professional soccer career, Bernardoni has conceded 210 goals and has 437 stops in 146 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 52-36-58. He has earned a save percentage of .695 and his shutout rate is currently 26.7%. Bernardoni has racked up 39 shutouts while defending 637 shots attempted against him in 13,094 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Angers (+230)
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