Nimes vs Montpellier Prediction, 3/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Montpellier
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+224) Montpellier (+117)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (7-4-17, 18th in Ligue 1) play Montpellier (11-7-10, 7th in Ligue 1) at Stade des Costières on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. Nîmes are at +224 while the Paillade are at +117. The total is set at 2.5.
Nimes faced Nice in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 82.6% passes received percentage by converting 428 out of their 518 pass targets in their last outing. Nimes attempted 16 dribbles in this contest and completed 11 of those tries for a rate of 68.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, Nimes walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by landing 7 shots on target out of 21 total shots. Nimes is averaging 0.96 goals per 90 minutes (27 goals in total) and have racked up 17 assists In all contests for the year.
Moussa Kone is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nimes. He has totaled 9 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Kone has been given a starting assignment in 66 outings so far in his career and he accounts for 0.43 G/90. The forward representing Senegal has totaled 29 goals in 6,034 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Renaud Ripart, the forward hailing from France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 42 goals. Ripart has 15,240 minutes in 171 career starts and has been given 11 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Nimes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet (97-84-129 record in his career) has accumulated 78 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.0% shutout rate. The keeper born in France has seen 1,409 shots attempted at him in 312 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.48 (462 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 69.6%. Reynet has seen the field for a total of 28,112 minutes and is sitting with 974 stops thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Montpellier were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Lorient. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 434 of the 508 passes they tried for a percentage of 85.4%. Montpellier earned a 52.4% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 21 dribbles they tried. Montpellier had 4 shots on target out of 10 shots attempted which gave them a 40.0% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 44 goals and 30 assists for all their games, Montpellier is averaging 1.57 goals and 1.07 assists per 90.
Gaetan Laborde will need to provide a spark for Montpellier. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 13,621 mins and has earned 45 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 25 times. He sports an average of 0.30 goals per 90 and has started 153 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Stephy Mavididi, the forward born in England. Mavididi has been handed a total of 4 yellow card warnings in 3,922 mins (42 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.32. He has 14 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 1 time.
Jonas Omlin is expected to look after the goal for Montpellier. In his career, Omlin has conceded 149 goals and has accumulated 312 saves in 134 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.12 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 62-31-41. He has a save percentage of 70.9% and his shutout rate is currently at 23.1%. Omlin has racked up 31 clean sheets while seeing 446 shots attempted against him in 11,927 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Montpellier (+117) and over 2.5 goals
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