Lyon vs Bordeaux Prediction, 1/29/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Bordeaux
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-189) Bordeaux (+450)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (12-7-2, 3rd in Ligue 1) will take on Bordeaux (9-5-7, 7th in Ligue 1) on Friday. The expected starting goalies will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Benoit Costil for Bordeaux. The Kids are at -189 while Bordeaux FC are priced at +450. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Lyon took the field against Saint-Etienne in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 5-0. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 85.2% passes received percentage by completing 485 out of their 569 pass targets last match. Lyon tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 15 of the tries for a percentage of 78.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Lyon walked away from the pitch at a 63.2% rate by hitting 12 shots on target of 19 shots. Lyon sports an average of 1.95 goals per 90 min (41 total goals) and are sitting with 24 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Lyon. He has accounted for 22 assists while earning 15 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Ekambi has started 182 matchups during his soccer career and has 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has 76 goals scored in 16,109 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Memphis Depay, the forward representing the Netherlands. Depay has accumulated 16,460 minutes in 179 career starts and has been given a total of 17 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 49 times thus far in his career while scoring 96 total goals. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Lyon is Anthony Lopes. Lopes has played for 23,701 minutes and has accumulated 742 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.07 (282 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .738. The goalkeeper from France has seen 999 shots sent his way in 264 career starting assignments. Lopes (138-59-65 mark during his career) has accumulated 94 shutouts, which has earned him a 35.6% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Bordeaux earned three points by winning 2-1 against Angers. They finished this game by converting 423 of the 498 passes they attempted for a rate of 84.9%. Bordeaux earned a 51.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 16 of the 31 dribbles they pursued. Bordeaux converted 3 shots on target out of 7 shots tried which had them sitting at a 42.9% clip in their last outing. With 24 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, Bordeaux averages 1.14 goals and 0.95 assists per 90 min.
Josh Maja should provide a lift for Bordeaux. He is averaging 0.55 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 48 outings so far in his career. The forward representing England has been on the field for 4,084 professional minutes and has scored 25 goals. He has accounted for 4 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times. Be sure to watch out for Toma Basic, the midfielder representing Croatia. He has collected 16 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 10 times. Basic has been handed a total of 19 yellow card warnings in 7,764 minutes (91 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.19.
Benoit Costil will be looking after the goal for Bordeaux. Costil has racked up 118 clean sheets while defending 1,733 shots against him in 37,826 career mins. He holds a save % of .713 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.0%. He has allowed 1.22 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 148-126-147. During his career, Costil has allowed 514 goals while tallying 1,236 stops in 422 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+450)
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