Reims vs Nantes Prediction, 9/26/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+150) Nantes (+185)
Ludovic Blas and Nantes (3-1-3, 8th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday where they'll meet Reims (1-4-2, 15th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The Red and Whites are at +150 while Nantes are priced at +185. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Reims played Lille in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. Reims tried 17 dribbles in this match and completed 11 of those dribbles for a rate of 64.7%. In the passing game, they ended with a 87.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 320 out of their 364 passing attempts last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Reims ended this match at a 36.4% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 11 shots. Reims is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (7 total goals) and have accumulated 4 assists in all matches for the year.
Yunis Abdelhamid is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Reims. He has accounted for 2 assists while earning 40 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Abdelhamid has started 312 matchups during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.06 goals per 90 mins. The defender representing France has totaled 18 goals scored in 27,846 minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Valon Berisha, the midfielder who represents Sweden. Berisha has 19,467 minutes in 219 starting assignments and has been handed 21 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 48 times so far in his career while scoring 35 total goals. He scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Reims will be Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic (44-38-27 record in his career) has totaled 45 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 40.9% shutout percentage. The goalie hailing from Serbia has had 379 shots attempted at him in 110 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.94 (102 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 74.4%. Rajkovic has seen the field for 9,810 minutes and is sitting with 281 saves in his career.
In their last game, Nantes took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against Brest. Nantes had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 294 of the 359 passes they attempted earning a rate of 81.9%. Nantes connected on 5 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 35.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 9 goals and 7 assists in all their games, Nantes averages 1.29 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Ludovic Blas will need to provide a spark for Nantes. The midfielder born in France has been on the field for 11,646 professional minutes while earning 25 goals. He has accounted for 21 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 16 times. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 126 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Randal Kolo Muani, the forward representing France. Muani has earned himself 5 yellow card warnings in 3,588 professional minutes played (41 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.28. He has accumulated 11 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 5 times.
Alban Lafont will reside in front of the goal for Nantes. In his career, Lafont has conceded 253 goals while totaling 567 stops in 204 starts. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 58-62-84. He sports a save percentage of 72.1% and his shutout rate is currently at 26.5%. Lafont has totaled 54 clean sheets and has defended 793 shots attempted against him in 18,299 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Reims (+150)
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