Lyon vs Lorient Prediction, 9/25/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Lorient
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-244) Lorient (+480)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (3-2-2, 6th in Ligue 1) will take on Lorient (3-3-1, 5th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Lorient are at at +480 while the Kids are at -244. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Lyon stepped onto the pitch against Troyes in their last game and notched a win by a score of 3-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 90.1% passes received percentage by converting 618 of the 686 passing attempts in their last match. Lyon tried 22 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 13 of the tries for a percentage of 59.1%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Lyon wrapped this game up at a 53.3% rate by landing 8 shots on target out of 15 shots. Lyon averages 1.71 goals per 90 min (12 goals in total) and are sitting with 8 assists in all games for the year.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a player who should impact this matchup for Lyon. Ekambi has been a starter in 205 matchups so far in his career and he accounts for 0.41 G/90. The forward born in France has tallied 81 goals scored in 17,996 minutes played. He has 26 assists while accumulating 16 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Moussa Dembele, the forward who is from France. Dembele has earned 12,674 mins in 134 starting assignments and has earned himself 16 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 26 times in his career while scoring 77 total goals. He scores 0.55 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes has been on the field for a total of 25,861 mins and has tallied 813 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.10 (317 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 73.3%. The goalie hailing from France has faced 1,099 shots attempted against him in 288 starts. Lopes (151-64-71 record in his career) has earned 99 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.4% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Lorient went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Nice. Lorient earned a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 251 out of their 319 passes they attempted for a percentage of 78.7%. Lorient connected on 1 SoT out of their 7 shots attempted giving them a 14.3% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 7 goals and 4 assists in all matches, Lorient averages 1.00 goal and 0.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic should provide a lift for Lorient. He is currently averaging 0.50 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 56 matches during his soccer career. The forward born in Austria has earned 5,814 professional minutes and has scored 32 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. Be sure to watch out for Terem Moffi, the forward representing Nigeria. He has 21 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 4 different times. Moffi has been given a total of 2 yellow card warnings in 3,228 mins played (39 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.59.
Paul Nardi will look after the goal for Lorient. In his career, Nardi has surrendered 237 goals while tallying 466 saves in 188 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 while holding a record of 78-50-60. He has a save percentage of 73.8% and his clean sheet rate is 24.5%. Nardi has recorded 46 shutouts while seeing 633 shots against him in 16,901 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lyon (-244)
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