Lyon vs Nantes Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Nantes
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-247) Nantes (+756)
Moussa Dembele and Lyon (9-6-1, 2nd in Ligue 1) host Nantes (3-6-7, 15th in Ligue 1) at Groupama Stadium on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The Kids are at -247 while Nantes are priced at +756. The total opens at 2.75.
Lyon played Nice in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 4-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 88.4% passes received rate by converting 459 of the 519 passing targets in their last outing. Lyon tried 18 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 11 of those tries for a percentage of 61.1%. Concerning shot accuracy, Lyon walked away from the pitch at a 66.7% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 12 total shots. Lyon has an average of 1.81 goals per 90 (29 goals in total) and have tallied 17 assists in all competitions for the year.
Moussa Dembele is a player who should be able to impact this match for Lyon. He has 25 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Dembele has had a starting assignment in 129 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.54 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has 73 goals in 12,108 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Memphis Depay, the forward born in the Netherlands. He has assisted on a goal 47 times thus far in his career while he has scored 92 total goals. Depay has been on the field for 16,013 mins during 174 starts and has earned himself a total of 17 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes has seen the pitch for 23,251 minutes and is sitting with 732 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.07 (277 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .739. The goalie born in France has faced 984 shots tried against him in 259 starting assignments. Lopes (135-58-64 record in his career) has accounted for 92 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 35.5% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Nantes were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Angers. They wrapped up this match by completing 491 out of their 581 passes they tried earning a rate of 84.5%. Nantes had a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 15 dribbles they tried. Nantes had 3 shots tried out of 9 shots tried giving them a 33.3% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 18 goals and 10 assists in all their matches, Nantes sports an average of 1.13 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Ludovic Blas should provide solid play for Nantes. The midfielder born in France has totaled 9,466 mins while scoring 16 goals. He has accumulated 17 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times. He sports an average of 0.15 goals per 90 mins and has started 101 games during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Renaud Emond, the forward representing Belgium. Emond has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 10,736 mins (118 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.45. He has tallied 54 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 8 times.
Alban Lafont is expected to look after the goal for Nantes. So far in his career, Lafont has given up 218 goals and has 485 stops in 175 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 49-54-72. He is the owner of a save % of .721 and his clean sheet rate is 28.6%. Lafont has accumulated 50 clean sheets while seeing 678 shots tried against him in 15,689 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nantes (+756)
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