Nice vs Brest Prediction, 10/2/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Brest
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (-118) Brest (+290)
Amine Gouiri and Nice (4-2-1, 4th in Ligue 1) host Brest (0-4-4, 19th in Ligue 1) at Stade de Nice on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Walter Benitez for Nice and Marco Bizot for Brest. The Pirates are at at +290 while Nice are priced at -118. The total opens at 2.5.
Nice played Saint-Etienne in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 3-0. Nice attempted 26 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 15 of the attempts for a percentage of 57.7%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 82.5% rate by connecting on 274 out of their 332 pass attempts last contest.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Nice ended this match at a 64.3% clip by putting 9 shots on target out of 14 total shots. Nice sports an average of 2.14 g/90 (15 goals in total) and have racked up 9 assists in all games this season.
Amine Gouiri is a player who can be a difference maker for Nice. He has totaled 9 assists while tallying 5 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Gouiri has been in the starting lineup in 38 contests so far in his career and he tallies 0.45 G/90. The forward who is from France has totaled 17 goals in 3,432 professional minutes.
Someone else who should impact this game is Andy Delort, the forward representing France. Delort has played 22,444 mins in 244 starts and has been handed a total of 46 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 45 times during his career while scoring 98 goals. He averages 0.39 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez has defended the goal for 15,875 mins and is sitting with 492 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (195 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 73.6%. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 664 shots attempted against him in 176 starts. Benitez (68-48-60 mark in his career) has accumulated 55 shutouts, which gives him a 31.3% shutout rate.
For their last game, Brest went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Metz. Brest ended the game with a 62.5% successful dribble rate by converting 15 of the 24 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 434 of the 503 passes they attempted earning a rate of 86.3%. Brest converted 1 shot on goal out of their 10 shots attempted earning them a 10.0% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 9 goals and 5 assists for all their games, Brest averages 1.13 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Steve Mounie should provide a spark for Brest. The forward born in Benin has been on the pitch for 13,721 minutes while scoring 52 goals. He has accounted for 17 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He averages 0.34 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 149 matches during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Irvin Cardona, the forward representing France. He has accounted for 27 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 9 different times. Cardona has earned himself a total of 9 yellow card cautions in 6,411 mins played (72 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.38.
Marco Bizot is expected to look after the goal for Brest. Bizot has tallied 79 shutouts while defending 928 shots attempted against him in 22,322 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 72.8% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.7%. He has given up 1.23 goals per 90 and he has a record of 129-52-70. So far in his career, Bizot has allowed 304 goals and has racked up 673 stops in 249 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (-118)
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