Marseille vs Nice Prediction, 3/20/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Nice
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+170) Nice (+140)
Gerson and Marseille (14-8-6, 2nd in Ligue 1) host Nice (15-6-7, 3rd in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Pau Lopez for Marseille and Walter Benitez for Nice. Nice are at at +140 while the Olympians are at +170. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Marseille took the field against Brest in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 4-1. Marseille tried 9 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 86.9% passes received percentage by completing 450 of the 518 targeted passes in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Marseille walked away from the pitch at a 53.8% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 13 total shots. Marseille is averaging 1.50 goals per 90 min (42 total goals) and are sitting with 30 assists in all matches for the season.
Gerson is a guy who should impact this matchup for Marseille. Gerson has been in the starting lineup in 142 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.10 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Brazil has earned 14 goals scored in 12,226 mins played. He has totaled 14 assists while tallying 29 yellow cards during his soccer career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Arkadiusz Milik, the forward representing Poland. Milik has 14,235 mins during 153 career starts and has earned himself 24 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 22 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 98 total goals. He scores 0.62 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Marseille will be Pau Lopez. Lopez has seen the field for a total of 15,728 minutes and has accumulated 479 stops during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.36 (238 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 68.7%. The keeper from Spain has had 697 shots attempted against him in 173 career starting assignments. Lopez (73-38-63 record in his career) has accumulated 45 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.0% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Nice weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Montpellier. They wrapped up this outing by completing 303 out of their 372 passing attempts earning a rate of 81.5%. Nice finished with a 56.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 out of the 25 dribbles they tried. Nice had 0 shots on target out of their 8 shots attempted which gave them a 0.0% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 38 goals and 26 assists in all their games, Nice averages 1.36 goals and 0.93 assists per 90 minutes.
Amine Gouiri should be able to be counted on for Nice. The forward who is from France has been on the field for 4,927 professional minutes while scoring 22 goals. He has tallied 7 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 55 outings so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Kasper Dolberg, the forward representing Denmark. Dolberg has been handed 6 yellow cards in 9,909 minutes played (112 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.51. He has totaled 56 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 14 different times.
Walter Benitez will reside in front of the net for Nice. In his career, Benitez has surrendered 212 goals while earning 556 saves in 196 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.20 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 79-52-65. He has earned a save percentage of 74.4% and his shutout rate is 31.6%. Benitez has accumulated 62 clean sheets while seeing 743 shots attempted against him in 17,675 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nice (+140)
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