Lyon vs Strasbourg Prediction, 2/6/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Strasbourg
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-238) Strasbourg (+590)
Ludovic Ajorque and Strasbourg (7-4-12, 15th in Ligue 1) travel to Groupama Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Lyon (14-7-2, 2nd in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. The Kids are at -238 while Strasbourg are at +590. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Lyon stepped onto the pitch against Dijon in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Lyon tried 29 dribbles in this game and completed 17 of the tries for a rate of 58.6%. In the passing game, they had a 87.3% received passes rate by converting 607 out of their 695 pass attempts last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Lyon wrapped this game up at a 52.9% clip by hitting 9 SoT out of 17 shots. Lyon averages 1.87 g/90 (43 goals in total) and are sitting with 26 assists in all contests this year.
Karl Toko Ekambi is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lyon. He has totaled 23 assists while earning 15 yellow card cautions in his career. Ekambi has been given a starting assignment in 184 games during his career and scores 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has racked up 77 goals in 16,245 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Memphis Depay, the forward who represents the Netherlands. He has assisted on a goal 49 times so far in his career while he has scored 95 total goals. Depay has totaled 16,640 mins during 181 career starts and has been given 17 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.51 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (140-59-65 mark in his career) has accounted for 95 clean sheets, which has earned him a 35.7% shutout rate. The goalie born in France has seen 1,003 shots attempted at him in 266 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.07 (283 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .738. Lopes has played for a total of 23,881 mins and is sitting with 745 stops thus far in his career.
For their last outing, Strasbourg were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Brest. Strasbourg earned a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by converting 323 of the 378 passes they attempted earning a rate of 85.4%. Strasbourg converted 4 shots on target out of 9 shots attempted which gave them a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. With 32 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Strasbourg averages 1.39 goals and 0.65 assists per 90 minutes.
Ludovic Ajorque will need to provide a spark for Strasbourg. The forward who is from Réunion has accumulated 10,380 minutes and has scored 46 goals. He has 22 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. He is currently averaging 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 119 outings during his career. You should also keep an eye on Adrien Thomasson, the defender who represents France. Thomasson has been handed 31 yellow card cautions in 14,761 mins played (169 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.16. He has tallied 27 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 24 times.
Eiji Kawashima is expected to look after the goal for Strasbourg. Kawashima has racked up 63 clean sheets and has defended 975 shots against him in 19,400 minutes in his career. He has a save percentage of .689 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.2%. He has given up 1.42 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 74-59-83. During his professional soccer career, Kawashima has allowed 306 goals while totaling 673 stops in 216 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Strasbourg (+590)
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