Lyon vs PSG Prediction, 3/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs PSG
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (+190) PSG (+115)
Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (17-9-3, 3rd in Ligue 1) play PSG (19-3-7, 2nd in Ligue 1) at Groupama Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Keylor Navas for PSG. The line on this game has Lyon priced at +190 and PSG are at +115. The over/under has been set at 3.
Lyon took the field against Reims in their most recent match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In the passing game, they earned a 84.2% passes received rate by connecting on 609 out of their 723 pass attempts last match. Lyon attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 15 of the tries for a percentage of 83.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Lyon walked away from the pitch at a 35.3% rate by hitting 6 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Lyon averages 1.83 goals per 90 (53 total goals) and have tallied 31 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lyon. He has 23 assists while earning 15 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Ekambi has been in the starting lineup in 190 contests in his career and he tallies 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has earned 79 goals scored in 16,744 mins. One more player who could decide who wins is Memphis Depay, the forward hailing from the Netherlands. Depay has totaled 17,149 minutes in 187 career starts and has earned himself 19 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 52 times so far in his career while scoring 98 goals. He has an average of 0.51 G/90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (143-61-66 mark during his career) has accumulated 97 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 35.7% clean sheet rate. The keeper from France has faced 1,023 shots sent his way in 272 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.07 (289 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 73.8%. Lopes has seen the field for 24,421 mins and has earned 760 saves in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, PSG took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Nantes. They finished the match by completing 688 of the 738 passing attempts earning a rate of 93.2%. PSG ended the game with a 42.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 14 out of the 33 dribbles they tried. PSG converted 5 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which gave them a 45.5% rate in their last game. Having tallied 63 goals and 41 assists in all their games, PSG averages 2.17 goals and 1.41 assists per 90 min.
Kylian Mbappe will need to provide a lift for PSG. He averages 0.92 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 105 games so far in his career. The forward hailing from France has 9,610 mins and he has scored 98 goals. He has accounted for 13 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mauro Icardi, the forward representing Argentina. Icardi has been given 13 yellow card cautions in 19,429 minutes played (218 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.64. He has earned 139 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 32 different times.
Keylor Navas will look after the goal for PSG. Navas has totaled 80 shutouts while defending 891 shots attempted against him in 20,484 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of 74.7% and his clean sheet rate is 34.9%. He has given up 1.01 goals per 90 while earning a record of 125-50-54. During his pro soccer career, Navas has allowed 229 goals while earning 664 stops in 229 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take PSG (+115)
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