Nimes vs Lorient Prediction, 2/24/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Lorient
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+172) Lorient (+150)
Stade des Costières is the site where Moussa Kone and Nimes (6-3-16, 19th in Ligue 1) will take on Lorient (6-5-14, 18th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Matthieu Dreyer for Lorient. The moneyline on this contest has Nimes priced at +172 and Lorient are at +150. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Nimes faced Bordeaux in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. Nimes tried 22 dribbles in this game and were successful in 13 of those attempts for a rate of 59.1%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 73.7% passes received percentage by converting 207 out of their 281 passing targets last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Nimes walked away from the pitch at a 37.5% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 8 shots. Nimes averages 0.96 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and are sitting with 16 assists in all matches this season.
Moussa Kone is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nimes. Kone has started 64 outings during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.43 goals per 90. The forward born in Senegal has recorded 28 goals scored in 5,870 mins. He has accounted for 9 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards thus far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Renaud Ripart, the forward representing France. Ripart has accumulated 14,976 mins in 168 starts and has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 41 goals. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Nimes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet (96-83-128 mark in his career) has earned 77 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.9% shutout percentage. The keeper from France has faced 1,401 shots attempted against him in 309 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.48 (459 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 69.6%. Reynet has played for a total of 27,842 minutes and is sitting with 970 stops during his career.
The last time they took the field, Lorient walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-1 against Lille. Lorient earned a 42.9% successful dribble rate by completing 3 out of the 7 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 379 of the 445 passes they tried earning a rate of 85.2%. Lorient converted 3 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted earning them a 37.5% rate in their last outing. With a total of 29 goals and 13 assists for all their matches, Lorient has an average of 1.16 goals and 0.52 assists per 90 min.
Yoane Wissa should provide a spark for Lorient. The forward hailing from France has totaled 9,678 mins while earning 41 goals. He has collected 21 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 112 contests so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Adrian Grbic, the forward who represents Austria. Grbic has been given 9 yellow card cautions in 5,481 mins played (54 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.51. He has totaled 31 goals during his career while helping on a goal 4 different times.
Matthieu Dreyer will be residing in front of the net for Lorient. So far in his pro soccer career, Dreyer has given up 96 goals and has totaled 222 stops in 57 starts. He has surrendered 1.65 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 18-10-31. He has earned a save percentage of 70.7% and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.8%. Dreyer has 13 shutouts and has seen 314 shots attempted against him in 5,230 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nimes (+172)
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