Strasbourg vs Lyon Prediction, 10/18/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+175) Lyon (+150)
Stade de la Meinau is the site where Adrien Thomasson and Strasbourg (1-0-5, 18th in Ligue 1) will take on Lyon (1-4-1, 14th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at +150 while Strasbourg are at +175. The total has been set at 2.25.
Strasbourg as a team have 4 goals on the campaign, which is 19th in Ligue 1. They have launched 66 shots at the opposition with 17 being on target, which is a 25.8% shots on target percentage. Strasbourg maintains possession for 49% of contests while successfully dribbling 54.7% of the time (18th in the league). They have received 2,314 passes from teammates on 2,608 attempts for the year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.7%.
Adrien Thomasson is a player who should be able to impact this match for Strasbourg. He has accounted for 24 assists while accumulating 30 yellow cards so far in his career. Thomasson has been given a starting assignment in 156 matches in his career and scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The defender from France has 24 goals scored in 13,628 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Ludovic Ajorque, the forward representing Réunion. Ajorque has been on the pitch for 9,061 mins in 104 career starting assignments and has been given 19 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times during his career while scoring 37 goals. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima has seen the pitch for 18,230 mins and has earned 635 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (289 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .688. The goalkeeper from Japan has seen 921 shots attempted at him in 203 starts. Kawashima (69-55-79 mark in his career) has totaled 58 shutouts, which gives him a 28.6% clean sheet percentage.
Lyon has accumulated 3,483 targets for the campaign (3rd in the league) to go along with 3,141 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 90.2% while they control possession of the ball 64.3% of the time. The Kids have successfully dribbled 65.6% of the time for the season while tallying 6 goals. They have connected on 23.7% of their shots on target out of 118 shots.
Memphis Depay will need to provide a spark for Lyon. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has started 165 games so far in his career. The forward from the Netherlands has been on the field for 15,233 mins while he has scored 88 goals. He has totaled 17 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 43 times. You should also keep an eye on Moussa Dembele, the forward from France. Dembele has been handed a total of 15 yellow card warnings in 11,789 professional minutes played (127 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.55. He has scored 72 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 25 different times.
Anthony Lopes will be looking after the net for the Kids. During his career, Lopes has surrendered 268 goals while tallying 698 stops in 249 starts. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 127-56-64. He holds a save % of .735 and his shutout rate is 35.7%. Lopes has racked up 89 clean sheets while defending 945 shots attempted against him in 22,351 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+175)
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