Lyon vs Brest Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Brest
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-295) Brest (+796)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Moussa Dembele and Lyon (8-5-1, 2nd in Ligue 1) will play Brest (7-0-7, 10th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Gautier Larsonneur for Brest. The line on this game has Lyon coming in at -295 and the Pirates are priced at +796. The O/U is set at 3.
Lyon faced PSG in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. Lyon attempted 20 dribbles in this match and were successful in 14 of the attempts for a rate of 70.0%. In the passing game, they had a 81.3% received passes rate by connecting on 296 out of their 364 targeted passes in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Lyon finished at a 55.6% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 9 shots. Lyon is averaging 1.64 goals per 90 min (23 total goals) and have earned 15 assists in all matches for the season.
Moussa Dembele is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lyon. He has 25 assists while earning 16 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Dembele has started 128 outings during his soccer career while he scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has earned 73 goals in 12,019 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Memphis Depay, the forward hailing from the Netherlands. Depay has totaled 15,891 mins during 173 career starts and has been handed 17 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 47 times so far in his career while he has scored 90 goals. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes has played for 23,071 minutes and is sitting with 731 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.07 (274 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .740. The goalie hailing from France has had 982 shots tried at him in 257 career starting assignments. Lopes (134-57-64 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 92 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 35.8% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Brest took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Reims. Brest had a 58.3% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 434 of the 515 passing attempts earning a rate of 84.3%. Brest landed 5 shots tried out of 9 shots tried giving them a 55.6% rate in their last outing. With a total of 22 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, Brest has an average of 1.57 goals and 1.21 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaetan Charbonnier should be someone to watch for Brest. The forward born in France has earned 20,119 minutes and has scored 87 goals. He has accounted for 47 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has started 230 games during his career. Make sure to watch out for Steve Mounie, the forward who represents Benin. He has scored 46 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Mounie has been given 13 yellow cards in 11,569 minutes (125 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.36.
Gautier Larsonneur will be looking after the goal for Brest. Larsonneur has tallied 36 shutouts while defending 330 shots against him in 10,228 career minutes. He sports a save % of .727 and his shutout rate is 31.6%. He has surrendered 1.15 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 53-32-29. So far in his pro soccer career, Larsonneur has surrendered 131 goals and has 236 stops in 114 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brest (+796)
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