Lyon vs Lille Prediction, 4/25/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Lille
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: ESPN Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (+110) Lille (+240)
Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (19-10-4, 4th in Ligue 1) host Lille (20-10-3, 1st in Ligue 1) at Groupama Stadium on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Mike Maignan for Lille. The moneyline on this game has Lyon coming in at +110 and Lille OSC are at +240. The total is set at 2.5.
Lyon faced off with Nantes in their last game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 80.3% received passes rate by completing 412 of the 513 passing targets in their last game. Lyon tried 22 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 10 of the tries for a percentage of 45.5%. Concerning shot accuracy, Lyon ended this match at a 36.4% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 11 total shots. Lyon is averaging 1.85 goals per 90 minutes (61 total goals) and have tallied 35 assists in all matches for the year.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lyon. Ekambi has been in the starting lineup in 194 contests during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.42 G/90. The forward born in France has tallied 79 goals in 17,086 professional minutes. He has totaled 23 assists while tallying 15 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Memphis Depay, the forward representing the Netherlands. Depay has 17,461 minutes during 191 career starts and has been handed 20 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 52 times so far in his career while scoring 102 total goals. He averages 0.53 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (145-62-67 record during his career) has recorded 98 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 35.5% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from France has seen 1,041 shots sent his way in 276 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.07 (295 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 73.7%. Lopes has been on the pitch for 24,781 minutes and has tallied 772 saves thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Lille earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Montpellier. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 531 of the 598 pass attempts earning a rate of 88.8%. Lille ended the game with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 15 out of the 24 dribbles they pursued. Lille landed 9 shots on target out of their 20 shots attempted earning them a 45.0% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 52 goals and 35 assists in all competitions, Lille is averaging 1.58 goals and 1.06 assists per 90 min.
Burak Yilmaz should be able to be counted on for Lille. He is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 333 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Turkey has accumulated 29,209 minutes and has earned 216 goals. He has 90 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan Bamba, the forward hailing from France. He has scored 33 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 27 times. Bamba has earned himself a total of 11 yellow cards in 13,146 minutes (148 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.23.
Mike Maignan is expected to look after the net for Lille. Maignan has accumulated 54 shutouts while defending 492 shots attempted against him in 12,798 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 73.6% and his shutout rate is 38.0%. He has surrendered 1.01 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 71-30-41. During his career, Maignan has conceded 144 goals while totaling 368 stops in 142 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lille (+240)
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