Marseille vs Nice Prediction, 2/5/2023 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Nice
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-142) Nice (+380)
Marseille (13-4-3) will take on Nice (7-7-6) at Orange Vélodrome on Sunday. The Olympians are priced at -142 and Nice are priced at +380. The total comes in at 2.75. The expected starting goaltenders are Pau Lopez for Marseille and Kasper Schmeichel for Nice.
OM has allowed 17 goals while surrendering 0.85 goals per 90 min, and opposing teams have recorded 72 shots on target on them. They have amassed 6 shut outs, which has them at a % of 30.0 on the season. Marseille has recorded 37 yellow cards this year in addition to 3 red cards. The Olympians rank 5th when it comes to goals expected having 34.0, and their expected goals against are 23.1. On the campaign, the squad holds an average of 2.15 pts/match (43 pts) and they also are 3rd in Ligue 1 with 26 assists. Their differential on goals is at 23 by means of 40 goals scored and 17 goals given up. Marseille has recorded 58 saves and they are the owners of a save% of 81.9 this year.
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The Eagles sport an average of 1.4 pts per match while tallying 16 assists and 3 red cards. The Eagles have a shut out % of 25.0 this year and 32 yellow card warnings. Nice ranks 9th in goals allowed having 20, and their difference in goals is coming in at 3. On the season, the Eagles have a save percentage of 74.7 (75 shots on target against), and are 10th in soccer with 28 points. Their goals against/90 min is at 1.00 in addition to 55 saves, and they are sitting with 5 shutouts. Nice has compiled 23 goals and the squad's goals expected on the year sits at 27.3.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Marseille is Pau Lopez. Lopez has seen the field for a total of 17,618 minutes and has earned 526 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.32 (258 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .692. The goalkeeper from Spain has seen 760 shots attempted against him in 194 starts. Lopez (88-40-67 mark in his career) has accumulated 51 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.3% clean sheet percentage.
Kasper Schmeichel will be residing in front of the net for Nice. He has allowed 1.16 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 265-153-174. Schmeichel has racked up 194 clean sheets while he has seen 2,381 shots against him in 53,114 minutes throughout his career. So far in his career, Schmeichel has surrendered 685 goals and has accounted for 1,722 saves in 590 starting assignments. He has earned a save % of .723 and his shutout rate is currently at 32.9%.
Cengiz Under is a member of the side who can be a difference maker for Marseille. The forward representing Turkey has 31 goals scored in 9,473 professional minutes played. Under has had a starting assignment in 110 games thus far in his career and scores 0.29 goals per 90. He has 21 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card warnings during his soccer career.
Nice has a player in Nicolas Pepe, who has been known to frustrate defenses. The forward representing France has been on the field for 13,217 mins while he has scored 60 goals. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 137 games during his pro soccer career. He has tallied 15 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 25 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (-142)
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