Lyon vs Rennes Prediction, 3/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Rennes
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-157) Rennes (+455)
Groupama Stadium is the venue where Karl Toko Ekambi and Lyon (16-8-3, 3rd in Ligue 1) will play Rennes (10-8-8, 9th in Ligue 1) on Wednesday. The men protecting the net are Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Romain Salin for Rennes. The line on this matchup has Lyon coming in at -157 and the Red and Blacks are at +455. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Lyon faced off with Marseille in their last match and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. Lyon attempted 23 dribbles in this outing and converted 16 of the tries for a rate of 69.6%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 82.6% passes received percentage by completing 381 of the 461 targeted passes last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Lyon finished at a 9.1% rate by landing 1 shot on target 11 shots. Lyon has an average of 1.89 goals per 90 minutes (51 goals in total) and are sitting with 29 assists in all games for this campaign.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lyon. Ekambi has been given a starting assignment in 188 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.43 goals per 90. The forward from France has 79 goals in 16,564 mins played. He has totaled 23 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Memphis Depay, the forward born in the Netherlands. Depay has accumulated 16,978 mins in 185 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 98 goals. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (142-60-66 record in his career) has earned 96 shutouts, which gives him a 35.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from France has had 1,017 shots sent in his direction in 270 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.07 (288 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 73.7%. Lopes has played for a total of 24,241 minutes and has earned 755 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Rennes took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Nice. Rennes finished the match with a 47.6% successful dribble rate by converting 10 out of the 21 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 512 of the 585 passing attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. Rennes had 5 shots on goal out of 18 shots attempted earning them a 27.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 32 goals and 26 assists in all matches, Rennes averages 1.23 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Benjamin Bourigeaud should be someone to watch for Rennes. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 15,837 mins and has earned 31 goals. He has tallied 32 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. He sports an average of 0.18 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 180 games thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adrien Hunou, the forward hailing from France. Hunou has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards in 10,018 professional minutes played (107 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.33. He has collected 37 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 different times.
Romain Salin will reside in front of the goal for Rennes. During his career, Salin has conceded 210 goals while totaling 490 stops in 160 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.33 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 55-39-63. He is the owner of a save % of 70.1% and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.0%. Salin has accumulated 40 clean sheets and has defended 699 shots tried against him in 14,214 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rennes (+455)
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