Lyon vs Monaco Prediction, 10/25/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Monaco
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: TV5 Monde
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-155) Monaco (+425)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Moussa Dembele and Lyon (2-4-1, 9th in Ligue 1) will play Monaco (3-2-2, 8th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco. The line on this matchup has Lyon coming in at -155 and the Monégasques are at +425. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Lyon maintains possession for 61.9% of matches while dribbling successfully 65.3% of the time (6th in the league). They have tried 132 shots at the opposition with 34 of them being on target, which is a 25.8% SOT percentage. Lyon as a team have earned 9 goals for the campaign, which has them 10th in Ligue 1. They have caught 3,433 passes on 3,832 targets so far this year, giving them a receiving percentage of 89.6%.
Moussa Dembele is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lyon. Dembele has started 127 contests so far in his career and he scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has totaled 72 goals in 11,816 mins. He has totaled 25 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Memphis Depay, the forward born in the Netherlands. He has helped on a goal 46 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 88 goals. Depay has played 15,323 mins during 166 starts and has been given a total of 17 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.52 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes has played for a total of 22,441 minutes and is sitting with 704 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.08 (270 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .736. The goalkeeper from France has seen 953 shots attempted at him in 250 career starts. Lopes (128-56-64 record in his career) has accounted for 89 clean sheets, which gives him a 35.6% shutout rate.
Monaco has accumulated 4,077 pass targets on the campaign (2nd in the league) with 3,646 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 89.4% while they maintain possession of the ball 61.4% of the time. The Monégasques have successfully dribbled 59.1% of the time for the campaign while earning 10 goals. They have completed 25.9% of their SOT out of 108 total shots.
Henry Onyekuru should provide solid play for Monaco. The forward from Nigeria has been on the pitch for 9,184 professional minutes while scoring 53 goals. He has totaled 20 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 mins and has started 100 matches so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward who is from Spain. He has accounted for 123 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 38 different times. Yedder has been handed a total of 13 yellow card cautions in 20,375 professional minutes played (233 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.54.
Benjamin Lecomte is expected to look after the net for the Monégasques. Lecomte has tallied 69 shutouts while he has seen 1,107 shots against him in 22,933 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .724 and his clean sheet rate is 27.2%. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 86-81-88. In his career, Lecomte has allowed 323 goals while he has accounted for 803 stops in 254 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Monaco (+425)
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