Rennes vs Nice Prediction, 2/26/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Nice
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (-139) Nice (+330)
Adrien Hunou and Rennes (10-8-7, 8th in Ligue 1) play Nice (8-5-13, 16th in Ligue 1) at Roazhon Park on Friday. The goalies protecting the net will be Romain Salin for Rennes and Walter Benitez for Nice. Nice are at at +330 while the Red and Blacks are at -139. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Rennes played Montpellier in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. Rennes attempted 31 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 18 of the tries for a rate of 58.1%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 87.6% received passes rate by connecting on 563 of the 643 pass targets in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Rennes finished the game at a 35.7% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 14 shots. Rennes is averaging 1.24 goals per 90 (31 total goals) and have racked up 26 assists in all matches for the year.
Adrien Hunou is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Rennes. He has 8 assists while accumulating 11 yellow cards during his career. Hunou has started 107 contests so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has 37 goals scored in 10,006 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward hailing from France. Bourigeaud has been on the field for 15,811 minutes in 180 starting assignments and has earned himself 32 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 26 times in his career and he has scored 31 total goals. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Rennes will be Romain Salin. Salin (55-39-63 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 40 shutouts, which gives him a 25.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in France has faced 699 shots attempted at him in 160 starts. His GA/90 is 1.33 (210 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 70.1%. Salin has seen the field for 14,214 mins and has earned 490 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Nice walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Metz. They finished the match by completing 550 of the 646 passes they attempted for a rate of 85.1%. Nice finished with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 18 out of the 30 dribbles they tried. Nice landed 2 shots on goal out of 11 shots attempted which gave them a 18.2% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 30 goals and 18 assists for all their matches, Nice is averaging 1.15 goals and 0.69 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexis Claude-Maurice should be able to be counted on for Nice. He currently averages 0.28 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 70 games in his career. The midfielder representing France has accumulated 6,404 professional minutes and has earned 20 goals. He has collected 7 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. You should also keep an eye on Amine Gouiri, the forward representing France. He has collected 13 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 4 different times. Gouiri has been given 5 yellow card cautions in 2,162 professional minutes played (23 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.37.
Walter Benitez will reside in front of the net for Nice. During his professional soccer career, Benitez has given up 177 goals and has 437 stops in 157 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 57-44-56. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.2% and his clean sheet rate is currently 30.6%. Benitez has earned 48 shutouts and has seen 593 shots against him in 14,165 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nice (+330)
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