Nice vs Nimes Prediction, 3/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Nimes
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (-127) Nimes (+310)
Stade de Nice is the site where Amine Gouiri and Nice (9-5-13, 12th in Ligue 1) will play Nimes (7-4-16, 18th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. Nice are at -127 while Nîmes are at +310. The total has been set at 2.5.
Nice took the field against Rennes in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 79.5% received passes percentage by converting 287 out of their 361 passing attempts in their last match. Nice tried 15 dribbles in this match and completed 12 of those tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Nice finished the game at a 46.2% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 13 total shots. Nice has an average of 1.19 goals per 90 min (32 goals in total) and have racked up 19 assists in all games this season.
Amine Gouiri is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nice. Gouiri has been in the starting lineup in 24 outings in his career and scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has tallied 10 goals scored in 2,252 professional minutes. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Alexis Claude-Maurice, the midfielder representing France. Claude-Maurice has totaled 6,494 minutes during 71 starts and has been handed 7 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his career and he has scored 20 total goals. He sports an average of 0.28 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Nice will be Walter Benitez. Benitez has played for 14,255 mins and has accumulated 441 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.29 (178 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 73.2%. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 598 shots tried against him in 158 starting assignments. Benitez (58-44-56 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 48 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Nimes went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Nantes. They wrapped up this outing by converting 437 of the 519 passes they tried for a percentage of 84.2%. Nimes finished the match with a 37.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 of the 27 dribbles they tried. Nimes converted 4 shots on target out of the team's 8 shots tried giving them a 50.0% clip in their last game. With 26 goals and 17 assists in all matches, Nimes averages 0.96 goals and 0.63 assists per 90 min.
Renaud Ripart should provide solid play for Nimes. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 170 outings during his career. The forward representing France has totaled 15,156 minutes while he has scored 42 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times. Be sure to watch out for Moussa Kone, the forward representing Senegal. Kone has been given 14 yellow cards in 5,965 minutes played (65 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.44. He has totaled 29 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 9 different times.
Baptiste Reynet will be residing in front of the net for Nimes. In his career, Reynet has allowed 460 goals while earning 972 stops in 311 starts. He has conceded 1.48 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 97-84-128. He is the owner of a save percentage of 69.6% and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.1%. Reynet has totaled 78 shutouts while seeing 1,405 shots against him in 28,022 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Nimes (+310) and over 2.5 goals
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