Lyon vs Lens Prediction, 10/30/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Lens
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-147) Lens (+300)
Groupama Stadium is the venue where Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (4-4-3, 9th in Ligue 1) will play Lens (6-3-2, 2nd in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The Kids are at -147 while Lens are priced at +300. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Lyon took the field against Nice in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-2. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 86.8% passes received rate by connecting on 524 of the 604 passing targets in their last match. Lyon attempted 21 dribbles in this matchup and converted 9 of those attempts for a rate of 42.9%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Lyon finished the game at a 61.5% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 13 total shots. Lyon averages 1.64 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all games for this campaign.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lyon. He has accounted for 26 assists while earning 17 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Ekambi has had a starting assignment in 209 games in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has tallied 84 goals in 18,353 professional minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Lucas Paqueta, the midfielder born in Brazil. He has assisted on a goal 11 times in his career while he has scored 25 total goals. Paqueta has 8,632 minutes during 100 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 31 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.26 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (151-66-72 mark in his career) has earned 99 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 34.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from France has seen 1,114 shots attempted at him in 291 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.11 (321 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.4%. Lopes has been on the pitch for a total of 26,114 mins and has 825 stops so far in his career.
When they last played, Lens earned three points by winning 4-1 against Metz. They finished the contest by converting 443 of the 514 passes they attempted for a percentage of 86.2%. Lens earned a 42.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 8 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Lens converted 6 shots on goal out of their 13 shots attempted which had them at a 46.2% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 20 goals and 13 assists in all their contests, Lens is averaging 1.82 goals and 1.18 assists per 90 min.
Florian Sotoca will be counted on for Lens. He averages 0.31 G/90 and has started 98 contests in his career. The forward from France has accumulated 8,609 minutes and he has scored 30 goals. He has accounted for 16 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward representing Cameroon. He has accounted for 16 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 1 time. Ganago has been handed 3 yellow card warnings in 4,029 professional minutes (42 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.36.
Jean-Louis Leca will look after the goal for Lens. Leca has 77 shutouts while seeing 691 shots against him in 19,853 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 72.2% and his shutout rate is 34.5%. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 94-56-71. So far in his career, Leca has allowed 238 goals and has racked up 496 saves in 223 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lyon (-147)
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