Rennes vs Nimes Prediction, 5/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (-172) Nimes (+400)
Benjamin Bourigeaud and Rennes (15-10-12, 7th in Ligue 1) host Nimes (9-8-20, 19th in Ligue 1) at Roazhon Park on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alfred Gomis for Rennes and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. Nîmes are at at +400 while the Red and Blacks are at -172. The total has been set at 2.5.
Rennes played Monaco in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 481 out of their 564 passing attempts in their last outing. Rennes tried 22 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 16 of those tries for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Rennes walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Rennes is averaging 1.30 goals per 90 min (48 goals in total) and have 38 assists in all matches this season.
Benjamin Bourigeaud is a player who should be able to impact this match for Rennes. Bourigeaud has started 189 games so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has racked up 32 goals in 16,591 mins played. He has totaled 28 assists while tallying 34 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Martin Terrier, the forward representing France. Terrier has been on the field for 6,972 minutes in 78 career starting assignments and has earned himself 7 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times thus far in his career and he has scored 23 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.30 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Rennes is Alfred Gomis. Gomis (71-64-78 mark in his career) has earned 69 shutouts, which gives him a 31.7% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Senegal has faced 868 shots attempted against him in 218 starts. His GA/90 is 1.13 (245 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 73.4%. Gomis has defended the goal for 19,488 mins and has tallied 639 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Nimes took a loss by a final score of 5-2 against Lyon. Nimes finished with a 31.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 of the 16 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 373 of the 444 passing tries for a percentage of 84.0%. Nimes converted 5 shots on goal out of 8 shots attempted giving them a 62.5% rate in their last match. With a total of 40 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, Nimes averages 1.08 goals and 0.70 assists per 90 minutes.
Renaud Ripart will be counted on for Nimes. The forward from France has been on the field for 15,981 mins while scoring 46 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 18 times. He has an average of 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 180 matches in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Moussa Kone, the forward born in Senegal. He has earned 35 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times. Kone has been handed 16 yellow cards in 6,751 minutes played (75 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.47.
Baptiste Reynet will be looking after the net for Nimes. During his career, Reynet has given up 477 goals and has accounted for 1,008 stops in 321 starts. He has given up 1.48 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 99-88-132. He has earned a save percentage of 69.5% and his clean sheet rate is 24.6%. Reynet has 79 clean sheets while defending 1,458 shots attempted against him in 28,922 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nimes (+400)
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