Lyon vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 11/8/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-278) Saint-Etienne (+750)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Memphis Depay and Lyon (3-5-1, 6th in Ligue 1) will take on Saint-Etienne (3-1-5, 13th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. The odds on this contest have Lyon priced at -278 and Saint-Étienne are at +750. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Lyon have collected 13 goals on the campaign, which is 7th in the league. They have tried 154 shots at the opposition with 40 being on target, which is a 26.0% SOT percentage. Lyon has controlled possession for 56.3% of games while they have success at dribbling 65.1% of the time (6th in Ligue 1). Their players have been on the receiving end of 4,048 passes on 4,527 attempts on the year, earning them a receiving percentage of 89.4%.
Memphis Depay is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lyon. Depay has started 168 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in the Netherlands has earned 89 goals scored in 15,486 mins played. He has totaled 46 assists while earning 17 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Moussa Dembele, the forward hailing from France. Dembele has totaled 11,860 minutes during 127 starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 25 times in his career and he has scored 72 goals. He scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (129-57-64 mark in his career) has recorded 89 shutouts, which gives him a 35.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from France has had 963 shots tried against him in 252 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.08 (272 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .737. Lopes has seen the field for 22,621 minutes and is sitting with 713 saves in his career.
Saint-Etienne has totaled 3,714 targets on the season (12th in the league) to go along with 3,154 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 84.9% while they control possession of the ball 47.3% of the time. The Saints have successfully dribbled 60.3% of the time on the year while tallying 9 goals. They have completed 32.1% of their shots on 78 total shots.
Romain Hamouma will be counted on for Saint-Etienne. He has an average of 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 259 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has been on the pitch for 22,828 minutes while scoring 66 goals. He has collected 52 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 46 times. You should also keep an eye on Denis Bouanga, the forward from France. Bouanga has been handed 17 yellow card warnings in 10,903 minutes played (122 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.38. He has accounted for 46 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 15 different times.
Jessy Moulin will be residing in front of the net for the Saints. In his career, Moulin has allowed 35 goals while totaling 103 saves in 27 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 9-6-13. He holds a save % of .767 and his clean sheet rate is 29.6%. Moulin has earned 8 clean sheets while he has defended 133 shots tried against him in 2,487 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+750)
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