Nice vs Bordeaux Prediction, 8/28/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Bordeaux
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (-102) Bordeaux (+244)
Ui-jo Hwang and Bordeaux (0-2-1, 15th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade de Nice on Saturday where they'll meet Nice (1-1-0, 6th in Ligue 1). The goalies expected to start will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Benoit Costil for Bordeaux. Bordeaux FC are at at +244 while Nice are priced at -102. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Nice faced off with Lille in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 4-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 81.4% passes received percentage by connecting on 307 of the 377 passing attempts in their last outing. Nice tried 14 dribbles in this game and converted 9 of those tries for a percentage of 64.3%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Nice finished at a 60.0% clip by putting 6 shots on target out of 10 shots. Nice is averaging 1.44 goals per 90 (4 total goals) and are sitting with 1 assist in all games for the season.
Kasper Dolberg is a guy who should impact this matchup for Nice. He has 13 assists while accumulating 6 yellow cards during his soccer career. Dolberg has started 98 matchups in his career and he accounts for 0.53 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Denmark has totaled 52 goals scored in 8,857 professional minutes played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Amine Gouiri, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted on a goal 8 times during his career while scoring 13 total goals. Gouiri has been on the pitch for 3,011 minutes in 33 starting assignments and has been given a total of 5 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez has defended the goal for 15,425 minutes and has tallied 479 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.27 (192 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 73.3%. The keeper from Argentina has faced 649 shots attempted against him in 171 career starting assignments. Benitez (65-47-59 record in his career) has earned 52 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.4% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Bordeaux went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Angers. Bordeaux earned a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by completing 495 out of their 560 passing attempts earning a rate of 88.4%. Bordeaux had 5 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted which gave them a 35.7% clip in their last outing. With 3 goals and 3 assists in all matches, Bordeaux sports an average of 1.00 goal and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Ui-jo Hwang will need to be on top of his game for Bordeaux. The forward hailing from Korea has played 16,407 professional minutes and he has scored 69 goals. He has totaled 15 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 183 games during his career. You should also watch out for Remi Oudin, the forward representing France. He has scored 30 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 different times. Oudin has been handed 9 yellow card warnings in 9,822 mins played (111 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.27.
Benoit Costil will be looking after the goal for Bordeaux. Costil has 121 clean sheets and has defended 1,819 shots against him in 39,626 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of 70.7% and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.4%. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 152-129-160. During his career, Costil has allowed 553 goals and has accumulated 1,287 saves in 442 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+244)
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