Strasbourg vs Nimes Prediction, 1/6/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Nimes
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (-105) Nimes (+300)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (3-3-11, 20th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade de la Meinau on Wednesday where they'll meet Strasbourg (4-2-11, 17th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. Nîmes are at at +300 while Strasbourg are at -105. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Strasbourg played PSG in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 4-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 88.8% passes received rate by connecting on 302 of the 340 pass targets last game. Strasbourg attempted 9 dribbles in this game and were successful in 8 of the dribbles for a percentage of 88.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots. Strasbourg averages 1.29 g/90 (22 total goals) and have earned 12 assists in all matches this year.
Adrien Thomasson is a guy who should impact this matchup for Strasbourg. Thomasson has started 163 matchups thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The defender representing France has 26 goals in 14,276 mins. He has accounted for 24 assists while accumulating 31 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Ludovic Ajorque, the forward representing Réunion. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 42 goals. Ajorque has accumulated 9,858 mins in 113 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 22 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima (71-57-82 record in his career) has recorded 60 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in Japan has had 958 shots tried at him in 210 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (302 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .688. Kawashima has played for a total of 18,860 minutes and has earned 660 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Nimes took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Dijon. They finished the match by completing 322 of the 406 passing attempts earning a percentage of 79.3%. Nimes ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 15 out of the 25 dribbles they attempted. Nimes landed 1 shot on target out of 8 shots attempted which had them at a 12.5% rate in their last game. With a total of 14 goals and 9 assists in all competitions, Nimes sports an average of 0.82 goals and 0.53 assists per 90 minutes.
Moussa Kone will need to provide a lift for Nimes. The forward who is from Senegal has earned 5,447 mins while scoring 28 goals. He has earned 14 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times. He scores 0.46 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 58 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Renaud Ripart, the forward representing France. He has scored 38 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 times. Ripart has been given 11 yellow cards in 14,333 mins (160 starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.24.
Baptiste Reynet is expected to look after the goal for Nimes. Reynet has tallied 75 clean sheets and has defended 1,361 shots attempted against him in 27,122 minutes in his career. He is the owner of a save % of .698 and his shutout rate is 24.9%. He has surrendered 1.47 goals per 90 while earning a record of 93-83-123. In his career, Reynet has given up 442 goals and has tallied 945 stops in 301 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Strasbourg (-105)
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