Nice vs Marseille Prediction, 3/20/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Marseille
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+150) Marseille (+162)
Valere Germain and Marseille (12-9-8, 5th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade de Nice on Saturday where they'll meet Nice (10-6-13, 12th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Walter Benitez for Nice and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The moneyline on this game has Nice priced at +150 and the Olympians are at +162. The total is set at 2.25.
Nice faced Lorient in their last game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Nice attempted 20 dribbles in this match and were successful in 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 45.0%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 86.9% received passes percentage by completing 477 out of their 549 targeted passes in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Nice ended this match at a 33.3% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 6 total shots. Nice averages 1.21 g/90 (35 goals in total) and have 19 assists in all matches for the season.
Amine Gouiri is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nice. He has 5 assists while accumulating 5 yellow cards in his career. Gouiri has started 26 contests during his pro soccer career and scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has 11 goals scored in 2,418 mins. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Alexis Claude-Maurice, the midfielder representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 21 goals. Claude-Maurice has 6,674 mins during 73 starting assignments and has been handed 7 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.28 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez (59-45-56 record in his career) has accounted for 48 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.0% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from Argentina has seen 612 shots tried at him in 160 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.28 (180 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 73.5%. Benitez has seen the field for a total of 14,435 mins and is sitting with 453 stops thus far in his career.
In their last outing, Marseille earned three points by winning 3-1 against Brest. Marseille ended the game with a 75.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by converting 352 out of their 436 passes they tried for a rate of 80.7%. Marseille converted 5 shots on goal out of their 12 shots tried which had them at a 41.7% clip when they last took the field. With 37 goals and 32 assists for all their matches, Marseille has an average of 1.28 goals and 1.10 assists per 90 minutes.
Valere Germain will be someone to watch for Marseille. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 209 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward who is from France has totaled 18,941 mins while earning 77 goals. He has 16 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times. Make sure to watch out for Florian Thauvin, the forward who represents France. Thauvin has been handed 28 yellow cards in 19,343 mins played (226 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.40. He has tallied 86 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 43 different times.
Steve Mandanda will be looking after the net for Marseille. Mandanda has 147 shutouts while seeing 1,646 shots attempted against him in 40,998 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.5% and his clean sheet rate is 32.0%. He has surrendered 1.10 goals per 90 while earning a record of 219-128-110. So far in his pro soccer career, Mandanda has surrendered 502 goals and has earned 1,165 saves in 460 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (+150)
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