Lyon vs Clermont Foot Prediction, 8/22/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Clermont Foot
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-286) Clermont Foot (+705)
Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (0-1-1, 17th in Ligue 1) host Clermont Foot (2-0-0, 2nd in Ligue 1) at Groupama Stadium on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Arthur Desmas for Clermont Foot. The line on this contest has Lyon coming in at -286 and the Lancers are priced at +705. The O/U opens at 3.
Lyon took the field against Angers in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 88.2% received passes rate by completing 465 of the 527 pass attempts in their last game. Lyon attempted 27 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 14 of those tries for a rate of 51.9%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Lyon finished at a 37.5% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 8 shots.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a guy who should impact this matchup for Lyon. Ekambi has been in the starting lineup in 201 matches during his career and he tallies 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has totaled 81 goals scored in 17,670 professional minutes played. He has 25 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions during his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Tino Kadewere, the forward who represents Zimbabwe. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 48 goals. Kadewere has totaled 8,013 mins during 90 career starts and has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.54 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Lyon is Anthony Lopes. Lopes (148-63-70 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 98 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.6% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 1,077 shots sent in his direction in 283 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.10 (310 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.3%. Lopes has been on the pitch for a total of 25,411 mins and has accumulated 795 stops during his career.
In their last game, Clermont Foot earned three points by winning 2-0 against Troyes. They wrapped up this contest by completing 614 of the 663 pass attempts earning a rate of 92.6%. Clermont Foot earned a 64.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Clermont Foot converted 8 shots on target out of the team's 18 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 44.4% clip in their last match. With a total of 4 goals and 3 assists for all their games, Clermont Foot sports an average of 2.00 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Jodel Dossou should provide a lift for Clermont Foot. The midfielder hailing from Benin has 4,127 mins while he has scored 19 goals. He has totaled 3 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 6 times. He sports an average of 0.41 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 47 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Mohamed Bayo, the forward born in Guinea. Bayo has earned himself 2 yellow card cautions in 3,277 professional minutes played (36 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.69. He has accounted for 25 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 times.
Arthur Desmas will be looking after the net for Clermont Foot. Thus far in his career, Desmas has given up 60 goals and has earned 169 saves in 67 starts. He has surrendered 0.90 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 30-18-19. He holds a save percentage of 78.2% and his shutout rate is 40.3%. Desmas has totaled 27 shutouts and has seen 216 shots against him in 5,981 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Clermont Foot (+705) and under the total goals
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