Lyon vs Lorient Prediction, 5/8/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Lorient
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-372) Lorient (+829)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (20-10-5, 4th in Ligue 1) will take on Lorient (10-8-17, 17th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Lorient are at at +829 while the Kids are at -372. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Lyon played Monaco in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 3-2. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 80.1% received passes rate by connecting on 395 of the 493 passing attempts last match. Lyon tried 23 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 17 of the attempts for a rate of 73.9%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Lyon wrapped this game up at a 29.4% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 17 shots. Lyon averages 1.86 g/90 (65 goals in total) and have accounted for 39 assists in all contests this season.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lyon. Ekambi has been a starter in 196 games thus far in his career and he has earned 0.41 G/90. The forward born in France has totaled 79 goals scored in 17,245 mins played. He has accounted for 24 assists while tallying 15 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Memphis Depay, the forward representing the Netherlands. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 53 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 103 goals. Depay has accumulated 17,641 mins in 193 starts and has been handed 20 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.53 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (146-62-68 mark during his career) has recorded 98 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 35.3% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in France has faced 1,051 shots attempted at him in 278 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.08 (300 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 73.5%. Lopes has seen the pitch for a total of 24,961 mins and has earned 778 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Lorient walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Angers. They finished this game by connecting on 487 out of their 554 passes they attempted earning a rate of 87.9%. Lorient finished with a 72.7% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 11 dribbles they tried. Lorient landed 3 shots on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried giving them a 25.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 44 goals and 23 assists In all their contests, Lorient averages 1.26 goals and 0.66 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic will need to be on top of his game for Lorient. The forward hailing from Austria has been on the pitch for 5,642 professional minutes and has earned 32 goals. He has accounted for 10 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He sports an average of 0.51 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 55 games during his career. Be sure to watch out for Yoane Wissa, the forward who is from France. He has scored 44 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 times. Wissa has been given 21 yellow cards in 10,308 professional minutes (119 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.38.
Paul Nardi will be residing in front of the net for Lorient. Thus far in his career, Nardi has surrendered 224 goals while tallying 434 stops in 178 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 74-46-58. He holds a save % of 73.6% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 24.2%. Nardi has racked up 43 shutouts while defending 591 shots tried against him in 16,001 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lyon (-372)
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