PSG vs Nimes Prediction, 2/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: PSG vs Nimes
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: PSG (-944) Nimes (+1956)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (4-3-14, 20th in Ligue 1) head to Parc des Princes on Wednesday where they'll take on PSG (14-3-5, 3rd in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Keylor Navas for PSG and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. The line on this game has PSG coming in at -944 and Nîmes are at +1956. The over/under has been set at 3.75.
PSG faced Lorient in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-2. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 90.1% rate by connecting on 498 of the 553 pass attempts last match. PSG attempted 22 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 10 of those attempts for a rate of 45.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, PSG ended this match at a 8.3% rate by hitting 1 SoT of 12 total shots. PSG averages 2.27 goals per 90 min (50 goals in total) and have accounted for 32 assists in all games this season.
Neymar is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for PSG. He has totaled 67 assists while accumulating 40 yellow card warnings in his career. Neymar has been a starter in 172 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.71 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Brazil has recorded 121 goals scored in 15,395 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Kylian Mbappe, the forward who represents France. Mbappe has been on the pitch for 9,073 mins in 99 starting assignments and has been handed 11 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 35 times so far in his career while he has scored 94 total goals. He has an average of 0.93 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for PSG is Keylor Navas. Navas (122-50-52 mark in his career) has totaled 78 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.8% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Costa Rica has had 876 shots tried at him in 224 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.01 (224 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .749. Navas has played for a total of 20,034 mins and has earned 655 stops thus far in his career.
For their last outing, Nimes went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against Angers. Nimes earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 16 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 561 out of their 629 attempted passes for a rate of 89.2%. Nimes converted 4 shots on target out of the team's 8 shots tried which gave them a 50.0% clip in their last game. With 17 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Nimes averages 0.81 goals and 0.52 assists per 90.
Moussa Kone should provide solid play for Nimes. He is currently averaging 0.45 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 61 games thus far in his career. The forward from Senegal has earned 5,661 professional minutes while scoring 28 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 9 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Renaud Ripart, the forward born in France. He has collected 39 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 18 times. Ripart has been given 11 yellow cards in 14,649 professional minutes played (164 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.24.
Baptiste Reynet is expected to look after the goal for Nimes. Reynet has recorded 75 clean sheets while he has seen 1,383 shots against him in 27,482 mins in his career. He holds a save % of .697 and his shutout rate sits at 24.6%. He has surrendered 1.48 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 94-83-126. So far in his pro soccer career, Reynet has allowed 452 goals and has earned 959 stops in 305 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nimes (+1956)
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