Nimes vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 4/4/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+162) Saint-Etienne (+160)
Mahdi Camara and Saint-Etienne (8-9-13, 16th in Ligue 1) head to Stade des Costières on Sunday where they'll meet Nimes (8-5-17, 18th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. The moneyline on this contest has Nimes coming in at +162 and Saint-Étienne are at +160. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Nimes stepped onto the pitch against Lille in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. Nimes tried 10 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of those tries for a percentage of 70.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 77.9% passes received rate by converting 208 out of their 267 targeted passes last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Nimes walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% rate by landing 4 SoT of 10 total shots. Nimes sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (30 total goals) and have accounted for 20 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Moussa Kone is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nimes. Kone has been given a starting assignment in 68 contests during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Senegal has 31 goals scored in 6,181 minutes played. He has accounted for 9 assists while tallying 14 yellow card cautions in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Renaud Ripart, the forward representing France. Ripart has played 15,416 minutes during 173 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 18 times in his career while scoring 43 goals. He sports an average of 0.25 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Nimes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet has played for 28,292 mins and has earned 981 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.48 (464 goals given up) and he holds a save % of 69.6%. The goalkeeper from France has had 1,418 shots attempted at him in 314 starting assignments. Reynet (98-85-129 record in his career) has accumulated 78 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.8% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Saint-Etienne walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-0 against Monaco. Saint-Etienne earned a 52.4% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 21 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 328 out of their 409 passing attempts for a rate of 80.2%. Saint-Etienne converted 3 shots on target out of the team's 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 33.3% rate in their last game. Having tallied 28 goals and 21 assists in all their contests, Saint-Etienne averages 0.93 goals and 0.70 assists per 90 min.
Mahdi Camara will need to provide a lift for Saint-Etienne. He scores 0.08 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 39 matches during his soccer career. The midfielder representing France has been on the pitch for 3,481 minutes while earning 3 goals. He has accumulated 5 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 0 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Denis Bouanga, the forward representing France. Bouanga has been given 21 yellow cards in 12,451 mins played (139 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.35. He has accumulated 49 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 18 times.
Jessy Moulin is expected to look after the goal for Saint-Etienne. Moulin has accumulated 14 shutouts while seeing 200 shots attempted against him in 4,287 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 71.5% and his shutout rate is currently 29.8%. He has allowed 1.34 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 14-14-20. During his career, Moulin has given up 64 goals and has accumulated 143 stops in 47 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+160)
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