Lille vs Lyon Prediction, 11/1/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lille vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
TV: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Odds/Point Spread: Lille (+125) Lyon (+250)
Luiz Araujo and Lille (5-3-0, 2nd in Ligue 1) play Lyon (3-4-1, 6th in Ligue 1) at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Mike Maignan for Lille and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. Lille OSC are at +125 while the Kids are at +250. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Lille have collected 13 goals this year, which has them 3rd in the league. They have attempted 96 shots at the opposition with 36 being on target, which comes out to a 37.5% shots on target percentage. Lille has controlled possession for 52.4% of matches while they dribble successfully 57.1% of the time (16th in the league). They have caught 3,557 passes on 4,016 targets this season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.6%.
Luiz Araujo is a guy who should impact this matchup for Lille. He has accounted for 9 assists while tallying 14 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Araujo has been given a starting assignment in 51 matchups during his soccer career and scores 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Brazil has earned 16 goals scored in 5,074 mins. One more player who could decide who wins is Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. Bamba has been on the field for 11,176 minutes in 125 starting assignments and has been handed 9 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 22 times in his career while he has scored 30 goals. He has an average of 0.24 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Lille will be Mike Maignan. Maignan (56-23-38 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 41 clean sheets, which has earned him a 35.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from French Guiana has had 418 shots attempted at him in 117 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.08 (127 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .727. Maignan has played for a total of 10,548 minutes and is sitting with 310 saves in his career.
Lyon has 4,129 targets on the year (5th in the league) with 3,692 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 89.4% while controlling possession of the ball 58.4% of the time. The Kids have had success dribbling 65.3% of the time for the season while scoring 13 goals. They have completed 26.7% of their shots out of 146 total shots.
Moussa Dembele will need to provide a spark for Lyon. The forward hailing from France has totaled 11,843 professional minutes and he has scored 72 goals. He has tallied 15 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. He is averaging 0.55 goals per 90 mins and has started 127 contests thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Memphis Depay, the forward born in the Netherlands. He has totaled 89 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 46 times. Depay has been handed 17 yellow cards in 15,413 professional minutes (167 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.52.
Anthony Lopes will look after the net for the Kids. In his pro soccer career, Lopes has conceded 271 goals while totaling 708 stops in 251 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 129-56-64. He has earned a save % of .737 and his clean sheet rate is currently 35.5%. Lopes has earned 89 shutouts while he has seen 957 shots against him in 22,531 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lyon (+250)
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