Nice vs Brest Prediction, 5/9/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Brest
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+108) Brest (+236)
Stade de Nice is the venue where Kasper Dolberg and Nice (13-7-15, 10th in Ligue 1) will take on Brest (11-7-17, 14th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Walter Benitez for Nice and Gautier Larsonneur for Brest. The Pirates are at at +236 while Nice are priced at +108. The total is set at 2.75.
Nice faced off with Montpellier in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. Nice attempted 39 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 24 of those dribbles for a rate of 61.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 90.9% received passes rate by converting 459 of the 505 passing targets in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, Nice finished at a 44.4% clip by landing 8 shots on target of 18 total shots. Nice is averaging 1.23 goals per 90 min (43 goals in total) and are sitting with 22 assists in all matches for the year.
Kasper Dolberg is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nice. Dolberg has been given a starting assignment in 94 contests in his career and has 0.52 goals per 90. The forward born in Denmark has earned 49 goals in 8,494 minutes played. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 6 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Alexis Claude-Maurice, the midfielder born in France. Claude-Maurice has been on the pitch for 7,214 minutes in 79 career starts and has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 23 total goals. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Nice will be Walter Benitez. Benitez (62-46-58 mark in his career) has tallied 50 shutouts, which gives him a 30.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in Argentina has faced 630 shots attempted at him in 166 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.27 (186 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 73.5%. Benitez has been on the field for a total of 14,975 mins and has earned 466 stops during his soccer career.
In their last outing, Brest took a defeat with a final score of 4-1 against Nantes. They finished the match by converting 521 out of their 607 attempted passes earning a percentage of 85.8%. Brest earned a 71.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 23 out of the 32 dribbles they attempted. Brest landed 7 shots on goal out of the team's 16 shots attempted which had them at a 43.8% rate in their last match. With 45 goals and 29 assists in all competitions, Brest has an average of 1.29 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaetan Charbonnier will need to be on top of his game for Brest. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 and has started 237 contests in his career. The forward who is from France has been on the field for 20,805 professional minutes and has earned 91 goals. He has earned 49 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Steve Mounie, the forward hailing from Benin. He has collected 49 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 different times. Mounie has been handed a total of 16 yellow card cautions in 12,991 professional minutes played (141 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.34.
Gautier Larsonneur will be residing in front of the net for Brest. So far in his pro soccer career, Larsonneur has allowed 163 goals while earning 293 saves in 132 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 56-38-38. He holds a save % of 72.0% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 28.8%. Larsonneur has recorded 38 shutouts while defending 415 shots attempted against him in 11,848 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nice (+108)
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