Lyon vs Metz Prediction, 1/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Metz
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-333) Metz (+750)
Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (11-7-1, 1st in Ligue 1) play Metz (6-7-6, 12th in Ligue 1) at Groupama Stadium on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Metz are at at +750 while the Kids are at -333. The total opens at 2.5.
Lyon played Rennes in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. Lyon tried 19 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 42.1%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 81.1% received passes rate by converting 437 of the 539 pass targets in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Lyon finished at a 30.8% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 13 shots. Lyon averages 1.89 goals per 90 (36 goals in total) and have accounted for 21 assists in all games this year.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a player who should be able to impact this match for Lyon. He has 22 assists while earning 15 yellow cards in his career. Ekambi has been in the starting lineup in 180 outings thus far in his career while he scores 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has earned 76 goals in 15,949 mins played. Someone else who should impact this match is Memphis Depay, the forward who is from the Netherlands. Depay has totaled 16,280 mins in 177 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 17 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 48 times so far in his career while he has scored 95 goals. He has an average of 0.53 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes has seen the field for a total of 23,521 minutes and has 740 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.08 (281 goals conceded) and his save percentage is .738. The goalkeeper born in France has seen 996 shots tried against him in 262 starts. Lopes (137-59-64 mark during his career) has 93 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 35.5% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Metz earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Nice. They finished the match by connecting on 337 of the 425 attempted passes for a rate of 79.3%. Metz finished with a 44.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Metz had 5 shots on goal out of the team's 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 31.3% clip in their last game. With a total of 19 goals and 13 assists for all their matches, Metz sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.68 assists per 90 minutes.
John Boye will need to be on top of his game for Metz. The defender hailing from Ghana has been on the field for 16,547 mins while scoring 13 goals. He has totaled 44 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 3 times. He is averaging 0.07 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 184 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Aaron Leya Iseka, the forward hailing from Belgium. Iseka has been handed 6 yellow cards in 4,519 mins played (44 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.28. He has 14 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 2 times.
Alexandre Oukidja will be residing in front of the net for Metz. So far in his career, Oukidja has surrendered 144 goals and has earned 282 saves in 135 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.07 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 59-40-36. He has a save percentage of .728 and his shutout rate is 34.1%. Oukidja has recorded 46 shutouts and defended 393 shots against him in 12,099 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Metz (+750)
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