Lyon vs Montpellier Prediction, 2/13/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Montpellier
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-278) Montpellier (+600)
Gaetan Laborde and Montpellier (9-5-10, 11th in Ligue 1) head to Groupama Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Lyon (15-7-2, 2nd in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Jonas Omlin for Montpellier. The line on this matchup has Lyon priced at -278 and the Paillade are at +600. The O/U has been set at 3.
Lyon played Strasbourg in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 89.6% rate by connecting on 602 out of their 672 passing targets last match. Lyon tried 15 dribbles in this game and were successful in 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, Lyon ended this match at a 50.0% rate by hitting 8 shots on target of 16 shots. Lyon has an average of 1.92 goals per 90 min (46 goals in total) and have accounted for 27 assists in all matches for the year.
Memphis Depay is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lyon. He has accounted for 49 assists while earning 17 yellow card cautions in his career. Depay has been a starter in 182 contests during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the Netherlands has earned 97 goals scored in 16,711 professional minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward born in France. Ekambi has been on the pitch for 16,332 mins during 185 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 15 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 23 times in his career and he has scored 78 goals. He sports an average of 0.43 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (141-59-65 record during his career) has accumulated 96 clean sheets, which has earned him a 36.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has seen 1,004 shots attempted at him in 267 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.06 (283 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .738. Lopes has seen the pitch for 23,971 minutes and is sitting with 746 saves so far in his career.
For their last game, Montpellier walked away with a victory by a final of 4-2 against Dijon. Montpellier earned a 52.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 17 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 441 out of their 499 passes they tried for a percentage of 88.4%. Montpellier had 11 shots on target out of 24 shots attempted which had them at a 45.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 39 goals and 28 assists in all competitions, Montpellier sports an average of 1.62 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaetan Laborde should be able to be counted on for Montpellier. The forward representing France has earned 13,280 professional minutes while earning 45 goals. He has collected 16 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. He scores 0.30 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 149 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Stephy Mavididi, the forward representing England. He has scored 11 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 1 times. Mavididi has earned himself 4 yellow card cautions in 3,595 mins (38 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.28.
Jonas Omlin is expected to look after the net for Montpellier. Omlin has racked up 30 clean sheets and has defended 426 shots against him in 11,567 minutes in his career. He has a save % of .700 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.1%. He has allowed 1.14 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 60-29-41. In his pro soccer career, Omlin has allowed 146 goals and has racked up 294 stops in 130 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lyon (-278)
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