Nimes vs Nantes Prediction, 2/28/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+172) Nantes (+155)
Stade des Costières is the venue where Moussa Kone and Nimes (6-3-16, 19th in Ligue 1) will take on Nantes (4-11-11, 17th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The line on this matchup has Nimes coming in at +172 and Nantes are priced at +155. The over/under opens 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.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Nantes weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Marseille. Nantes finished the match with a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 216 out of their 314 passes they attempted for a rate of 68.8%. Nantes converted 1 shot on target out of the team's 6 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 16.7% rate in their last outing. With a total of 26 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Nantes averages 1.00 goal and 0.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Renaud Emond will need to provide a lift for Nantes. He scores 0.46 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 118 games in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Belgium has been on the field for 10,784 mins while he has scored 55 goals. He has collected 15 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times. Make sure to watch out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. Blas has been handed 18 yellow card warnings in 10,010 mins played (107 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.15. He has earned 17 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 14 different times.
Alban Lafont will be residing in front of the net for Nantes. In his career, Lafont has surrendered 232 goals and has 512 stops in 185 starts. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 50-59-76. He holds a save percentage of 71.9% and his shutout rate sits at 27.6%. Lafont has recorded 51 clean sheets and has defended 719 shots against him in 16,589 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nantes (+155)
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