Nice vs Montpellier Prediction, 4/25/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+120) Montpellier (+220)
Stade de Nice is the venue where Amine Gouiri and Nice (12-7-14, 10th in Ligue 1) will take on Montpellier (12-11-10, 8th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. Nice are at +120 while the Paillade are at +220. The total is set at 2.5.
Nice faced off with Dijon in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 2-0. Nice tried 22 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 16 of those tries for a rate of 72.7%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 85.4% received passes rate by connecting on 446 out of their 522 passing attempts last contest. Concerning shot accuracy, Nice wrapped this game up at a 20.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Nice averages 1.21 goals per 90 min (40 total goals) and have earned 20 assists in all matches for the season.
Amine Gouiri is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nice. He has accounted for 6 assists while tallying 5 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Gouiri has been in the starting lineup in 29 outings during his soccer career while he scores 0.41 G/90. The forward from France has 12 goals in 2,636 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Alexis Claude-Maurice, the midfielder born in France. Claude-Maurice has 7,034 minutes during 77 starting assignments and has been given a total of 7 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 22 goals. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Nice will be Walter Benitez. Benitez has defended the goal for 14,795 mins and has earned 462 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.27 (183 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 73.7%. The goalie born in Argentina has faced 623 shots attempted against him in 164 starting assignments. Benitez (61-46-57 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 50 shutouts, which gives him a 30.5% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Montpellier weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Lille. Montpellier finished the match with a 58.8% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 283 of the 362 passes they tried earning a rate of 78.2%. Montpellier had 4 shots on goal out of the team's 10 shots attempted earning them a 40.0% rate in their last game. With a total of 53 goals and 37 assists in all competitions, Montpellier is averaging 1.61 goals and 1.12 assists per 90 minutes.
Andy Delort will be someone to watch for Montpellier. He sports an average of 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 234 games during his soccer career. The forward from France has earned 21,470 mins while earning 91 goals. He has 45 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 42 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gaetan Laborde, the forward hailing from France. He has totaled 48 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 26 different times. Laborde has been given 16 yellow card cautions in 14,048 mins played (158 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.31.
Jonas Omlin will reside in front of the net for Montpellier. During his pro soccer career, Omlin has allowed 153 goals and has accumulated 334 stops in 139 starts. He has surrendered 1.11 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 63-35-41. He has a save % of 71.8% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 22.3%. Omlin has 31 shutouts and has seen 475 shots tried against him in 12,377 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Montpellier (+220) and over 2.5 goals
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