Lyon vs Marseille Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Marseille
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-112) Marseille (+325)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Moussa Dembele and Lyon (1-3-1, 11th in Ligue 1) will play Marseille (2-2-1, 9th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The line on this matchup has Lyon coming in at -112 and the Olympians are at +325. The total opens at 2.5.
Lyon have earned 5 goals this year, which is 13th in Ligue 1. They have tried 95 shots at their opponents goal with 26 on target, which calculates to a 27.4% SOT percentage. Lyon has controlled possession of the ball for 63.6% of games while they dribble successfully 65.2% of the time (6th in Ligue 1). They have received 2,631 passes from teammates on 2,904 targets this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 90.6%.
Moussa Dembele is a guy who should impact this matchup for Lyon. Dembele has started 127 matchups in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing France has tallied 72 goals in 11,775 minutes played. He has 25 assists while earning 15 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Memphis Depay, the forward born in the Netherlands. Depay has been on the pitch for 15,211 minutes during 165 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 17 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 43 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 88 total goals. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lyon is Anthony Lopes. Lopes (127-55-64 record in his career) has earned 89 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 35.9% shutout rate. The goalie from France has faced 944 shots attempted at him in 248 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.08 (267 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of .736. Lopes has been on the pitch for 22,261 mins and has accumulated 698 saves in his pro soccer career.
The Olympians have successfully dribbled 64.4% of the time so far this season while collecting 6 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 83.0% and they have controlled possession of the ball 50.4% of the time. Marseille has tallied 2,324 pass targets this year (9th in the league) with 1,930 completed passes. They have completed 23.1% of their shots out of 52 shots.
Valere Germain is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Marseille. He has totaled 31 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions in his career. Germain has been given a starting assignment in 203 matchups so far in his career and he accounts for 0.37 G/90. The forward representing France has earned 75 goals in 18,163 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Florian Thauvin, the forward representing France. Thauvin has been on the pitch for 17,723 mins during 206 starts and has been handed 26 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 38 times thus far in his career and he has scored 80 total goals. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has defended the goal for a total of 38,928 minutes and has earned 1,123 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.10 (477 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .707. The goalie from Congo has seen 1,582 shots attempted against him in 437 starting assignments. Mandanda (209-121-104 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 141 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 32.3% shutout percentage.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (+325)
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