Nice vs Bordeaux Prediction, 1/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Bordeaux
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+145) Bordeaux (+200)
Rony Lopes and Nice (6-5-7, 13th in Ligue 1) host Bordeaux (7-5-7, 10th in Ligue 1) at Stade de Nice on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Benoit Costil for Bordeaux. Nice are at +145 while Bordeaux FC are priced at +200. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Nice stepped onto the pitch against Metz in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Nice attempted 17 dribbles in this matchup and completed 12 of those dribbles for a percentage of 70.6%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 86.0% passes received rate by connecting on 454 out of their 528 pass attempts in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Nice walked away from the pitch at a 30.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Nice averages 1.22 g/90 (22 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists In all contests for the year.
Rony Lopes is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nice. He has accounted for 17 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Lopes has been in the starting lineup in 117 games in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Brazil has 27 goals scored in 9,533 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Alexis Claude-Maurice, the midfielder representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 20 goals. Claude-Maurice has earned 5,949 mins in 65 starts and has been given 6 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez has seen the field for a total of 13,445 minutes and has accumulated 415 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.27 (164 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .737. The goalkeeper born in Argentina has seen 559 shots tried at him in 149 career starting assignments. Benitez (55-44-50 record in his career) has tallied 46 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.9% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Bordeaux got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Lorient. They wrapped up this outing by converting 416 out of their 511 pass attempts for a rate of 81.4%. Bordeaux earned a 54.8% successful dribble rate by completing 17 out of the 31 dribbles they pursued. Bordeaux had 6 shots on target out of 15 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 40.0% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 19 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Bordeaux has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.84 assists per 90 min.
Josh Maja will need to provide a lift for Bordeaux. The forward hailing from England has been on the pitch for 4,084 mins and he has scored 25 goals. He has accumulated 4 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 4 times. He is averaging 0.55 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 48 outings during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Toma Basic, the midfielder representing Croatia. Basic has been given 18 yellow card cautions in 7,584 minutes (89 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.18. He has earned 15 goals during his career while helping on a goal 10 times.
Benoit Costil will be residing in front of the net for Bordeaux. So far in his career, Costil has conceded 513 goals and has accumulated 1,229 stops in 420 starts. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 146-126-147. He has a save percentage of .712 and his shutout rate sits at 27.9%. Costil has earned 117 clean sheets and has defended 1,725 shots tried against him in 37,646 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nice (+145)
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