Nice vs Lille Prediction, 5/14/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Lille
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+114) Lille (+268)
Stade de Nice is the venue where Amine Gouiri and Nice (18-7-10, 6th in Ligue 1) will take on Lille (13-12-11, 10th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Leo Jardim for Lille. Nice are at +114 while Lille OSC are at +268. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Nice stepped onto the pitch against Bordeaux in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. Nice tried 23 dribbles in this match and converted 15 of the dribbles for a rate of 65.2%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 82.3% rate by connecting on 415 out of their 504 targeted passes last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Nice ended this match at a 14.3% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 14 total shots. Nice averages 1.26 goals per 90 (44 total goals) and have accounted for 30 assists in all contests this season.
Amine Gouiri is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nice. He has totaled 14 assists while earning 8 yellow cards in his career. Gouiri has started 60 matches during his career while he scores 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has totaled 22 goals scored in 5,350 minutes played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Kasper Dolberg, the forward representing Denmark. He has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times during his career and he has scored 56 goals. Dolberg has played 10,256 minutes in 116 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 6 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Nice is Walter Benitez. Benitez (82-53-68 mark during his career) has tallied 64 shutouts, which gives him a 31.5% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Argentina has had 766 shots tried at him in 203 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.20 (220 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 74.3%. Benitez has played for 18,305 minutes and has accumulated 572 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Lille took a defeat with a final score of 3-0 against Troyes. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 484 out of their 532 pass attempts earning a rate of 91.0%. Lille finished with a 56.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. Lille had 1 shot on target out of 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 10.0% clip in their last outing. With 39 goals and 25 assists in all competitions, Lille averages 1.11 goals and 0.71 assists per 90.
Jonathan Bamba will need to provide a lift for Lille. He has an average of 0.20 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 177 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has totaled 15,652 mins while scoring 34 goals. He has totaled 13 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 30 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan David, the forward born in Canada. David has been given 8 yellow cards in 9,007 minutes played (103 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.56. He has 56 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 15 times.
Leo Jardim will look after the goal for Lille. During his professional soccer career, Jardim has allowed 128 goals and has tallied 262 stops in 88 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 26-26-36. He has a save percentage of 70.7% and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.4%. Jardim has earned 25 clean sheets while he has seen 368 shots tried against him in 7,933 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nice (+114)
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