Lyon vs Monaco Prediction, 10/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Monaco
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-108) Monaco (+210)
Wissam Ben Yedder and Monaco (4-2-3, 6th in Ligue 1) are headed to Groupama Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Lyon (3-4-2, 10th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Julian Pollersbeck for Lyon and Alexander Nubel for Monaco. The Kids are at -108 while the Monégasques are at +210. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Lyon faced off with Saint-Etienne in their most recent match and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 85.9% received passes rate by converting 402 out of their 468 targeted passes last contest. Lyon tried 13 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 69.2%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Lyon finished at a 33.3% rate by hitting 5 SoT out of 15 shots. Lyon is averaging 1.56 goals per 90 (14 goals in total) and have accumulated 10 assists in all matches this season.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a player who should be able to impact this match for Lyon. Ekambi has been given a starting assignment in 207 games so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 82 goals scored in 18,176 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 26 assists while earning 17 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Lucas Paqueta, the midfielder representing Brazil. Paqueta has played 8,518 mins in 99 career starts and has been given a total of 31 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 10 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 25 total goals. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man defending the goal for Lyon is Julian Pollersbeck. Pollersbeck has seen the pitch for a total of 6,962 mins and has earned 212 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.23 (95 goals surrendered) and his save % is 70.4%. The goalkeeper from Germany has faced 304 shots sent in his direction in 77 starting assignments. Pollersbeck (29-20-28 mark in his career) has 28 clean sheets, which gives him a 36.4% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Monaco walked away with a victory by a final of 3-0 against Bordeaux. They finished the match by converting 417 of the 510 passes they tried for a rate of 81.8%. Monaco finished the match with a 62.5% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Monaco converted 3 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted earning them a 27.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 14 goals and 11 assists In all their contests, Monaco averages 1.56 goals and 1.22 assists per 90 min.
Wissam Ben Yedder will need to provide a lift for Monaco. He sports an average of 0.56 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 264 outings in his career. The forward from Spain has been on the field for 23,002 minutes and has scored 144 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 48 times. You should also watch out for Kevin Volland, the forward born in Germany. Volland has been handed 53 yellow card warnings in 27,440 professional minutes played (315 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.37. He has scored 114 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 65 different times.
Alexander Nubel is expected to look after the net for Monaco. During his professional soccer career, Nubel has allowed 82 goals while earning 146 stops in 54 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.52 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 16-18-20. He is the owner of a save % of 66.4% and his shutout rate is 20.4%. Nubel has totaled 11 shutouts and defended 220 shots attempted against him in 4,848 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lyon (-108)
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