Nice vs Lyon Prediction, 12/19/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Lyon
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+360) Lyon (-133)
Memphis Depay and Lyon (8-6-1, 3rd in Ligue 1) travel to Stade de Nice on Saturday where they'll meet Nice (6-3-5, 11th in Ligue 1). The starting goalies will be Walter Benitez for Nice and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at -133 while Nice are priced at +360. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Nice took the field against Nimes in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 87.9% received passes rate by connecting on 487 out of their 554 pass targets last game. Nice tried 22 dribbles in this match and converted 12 of those attempts for a rate of 54.5%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Nice walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. Nice averages 1.29 goals per 90 minutes (18 goals in total) and have racked up 10 assists in all matches this year.
Amine Gouiri is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nice. Gouiri has been given a starting assignment in 12 matchups in his career and he tallies 0.30 G/90. The forward hailing from France has racked up 4 goals in 1,200 professional minutes. He has accounted for 3 assists while accumulating 3 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Rony Lopes, the forward representing Brazil. He has assisted on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 27 total goals. Lopes has been on the field for 9,275 minutes during 113 starting assignments and has been handed 11 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.26 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Nice will be Walter Benitez. Benitez has played for a total of 13,085 minutes and has tallied 400 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (155 goals given up) and he has a save % of .739. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 537 shots tried at him in 145 starts. Benitez (55-42-48 record in his career) has accumulated 46 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.7% shutout rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Lyon went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against PSG. Lyon finished the match with a 70.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 14 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 296 of the 364 pass attempts earning a percentage of 81.3%. Lyon had 11 shots attempted out of their 28 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 39.3% rate in their last match. With 25 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Lyon is averaging 1.67 goals and 1.07 assists per 90.
Memphis Depay should be able to be counted on for Lyon. The forward born in the Netherlands has accumulated 15,927 minutes while he has scored 91 goals. He has totaled 17 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 47 times. He is averaging 0.51 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 173 games thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Moussa Dembele, the forward born in France. He has earned 73 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 25 times. Dembele has earned himself 16 yellow cards in 12,096 mins (129 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.54.
Anthony Lopes will be looking after the net for Lyon. Lopes has 92 clean sheets while seeing 982 shots tried against him in 23,161 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of .739 and his clean sheet rate is 35.7%. He has conceded 1.07 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 134-58-64. In his career, Lopes has conceded 276 goals and has accumulated 731 stops in 258 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (+360)
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