Nimes vs Lorient Prediction, 1/24/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+143) Lorient (+181)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (4-3-13, 18th in Ligue 1) host Lorient (3-3-13, 20th in Ligue 1) at Stade des Costières on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Paul Nardi for Lorient. The moneyline on this matchup has Nimes coming in at +143 and Lorient are at +181. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Nimes stepped onto the pitch against Marseille in their last game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. Nimes tried 22 dribbles in this matchup and converted 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 31.8%. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 79.1% received passes percentage by connecting on 310 of the 392 pass attempts in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, Nimes ended this match at a 62.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 8 total shots. Nimes averages 0.80 goals per 90 (16 total goals) and have racked up 11 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Moussa Kone is a player who should be able to impact this match for Nimes. He has accounted for 9 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Kone has been in the starting lineup in 60 matchups during his career and he tallies 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Senegal has 28 goals in 5,589 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Renaud Ripart, the forward representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 38 goals. Ripart has been on the pitch for 14,577 mins during 163 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.23 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Nimes is Baptiste Reynet. Reynet has seen the field for a total of 27,392 mins and is sitting with 957 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.48 (449 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .698. The goalie born in France has had 1,378 shots tried against him in 304 starts. Reynet (94-83-125 mark during his career) has accumulated 75 shutouts, which leaves him with a 24.7% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Lorient took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Bordeaux. They finished this game by connecting on 465 out of their 550 pass attempts earning a percentage of 84.5%. Lorient earned a 68.8% successful dribble rate by converting 11 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Lorient landed 4 shots on goal out of their 13 shots tried giving them a 30.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, Lorient has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.42 assists per 90 minutes.
Yoane Wissa will be counted on for Lorient. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 108 games so far in his career. The forward representing France has been on the pitch for 9,315 professional minutes while scoring 40 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adrian Grbic, the forward hailing from Austria. Grbic has been given a total of 9 yellow cards in 5,355 professional minutes played (53 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.52. He has earned 31 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 4 different times.
Paul Nardi is expected to look after the goal for Lorient. In his career, Nardi has surrendered 223 goals and has totaled 426 stops in 176 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 while earning a record of 72-46-58. He is the owner of a save percentage of .734 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.9%. Nardi has accumulated 42 clean sheets while seeing 582 shots against him in 15,821 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lorient (+181)
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