Nice vs Marseille Prediction, 8/22/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Marseille
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+265) Marseille (+108)
Stade de Nice is the site where Kasper Dolberg and Nice (1-1-0, 4th in Ligue 1) will take on Marseille (1-1-0, 6th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Walter Benitez for Nice and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The odds on this game have Nice coming in at +265 and the Olympians are at +108. The total has been set at 2.5.
Nice faced off with Lille in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 4-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 81.4% rate by completing 307 out of their 377 pass attempts last match. Nice attempted 14 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 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% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 10 total shots. Nice averages 2.00 g/90 (4 total goals) this season.
Kasper Dolberg is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nice. Dolberg has started 98 contests during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.53 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Denmark has earned 52 goals in 8,857 professional minutes. He has 13 assists while tallying 6 yellow cards so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Amine Gouiri, the forward representing France. Gouiri has been on the pitch for 3,011 mins in 33 starting assignments and has been handed 5 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 8 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 13 total goals. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Nice will be Walter Benitez. Benitez has seen the field for 15,425 mins and has tallied 476 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.27 (192 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 73.2%. The keeper hailing from Argentina has faced 646 shots attempted against him in 171 career starting assignments. Benitez (65-47-59 mark in his career) has recorded 52 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.4% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Marseille finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Bordeaux. Marseille finished with a 57.9% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 668 of the 719 passes they tried for a percentage of 92.9%. Marseille had 2 shots on target out of 10 shots tried which had them at a 20.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 5 goals and 4 assists in all matches, Marseille sports an average of 2.50 goals and 2.00 assists per 90 min.
Cengiz Under will need to be on top of his game for Marseille. The forward who is from Turkey has accumulated 6,430 minutes and has scored 22 goals. He has earned 8 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He scores 0.31 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 76 matches thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Dimitri Payet, the forward born in France. He has tallied 101 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 119 different times. Payet has been handed a total of 56 yellow card cautions in 35,516 minutes (417 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.26.
Steve Mandanda will be looking after the goal for Marseille. So far in his career, Mandanda has surrendered 520 goals and has tallied 1,192 saves in 471 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.11 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 224-132-112. He has a save percentage of 70.2% and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.4%. Mandanda has totaled 148 clean sheets and has defended 1,689 shots against him in 41,988 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (+108)
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