Marseille vs Lyon Prediction, 2/28/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+250) Lyon (-111)
Memphis Depay and Lyon (16-7-3, 2nd in Ligue 1) are headed to Orange Vélodrome on Sunday where they'll take on Marseille (10-8-7, 7th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at -111 while the Olympians are at +250. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Marseille played Nantes in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. Marseille attempted 16 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 62.5%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 82.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 517 out of their 629 passing attempts last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Marseille walked away from the pitch at a 57.1% clip by landing 4 SoT out of 7 total shots. Marseille is averaging 1.28 goals per 90 minutes (32 total goals) and have accounted for 28 assists in all matches for the year.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who should impact this matchup for Marseille. Thauvin has had a starting assignment in 222 matchups thus far in his career and he scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has tallied 85 goals scored in 19,012 mins. He has totaled 43 assists while earning 27 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Valere Germain, the forward representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times in his career while scoring 77 goals. Germain has been on the pitch for 18,912 mins during 209 career starting assignments and has been handed 16 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has played for a total of 40,638 minutes and has accumulated 1,157 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.10 (498 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.5%. The goalkeeper born in Congo has had 1,634 shots attempted against him in 456 career starting assignments. Mandanda (217-127-109 record during his career) has recorded 146 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.0% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Lyon earned three points by winning 3-2 against Brest. Lyon ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 411 out of their 495 passing attempts for a percentage of 83.0%. Lyon connected on 6 shots on target out of their 15 shots attempted which gave them a 40.0% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 50 goals and 28 assists in all competitions, Lyon averages 1.92 goals and 1.08 assists per 90.
Memphis Depay should be able to be counted on for Lyon. The forward who is from the Netherlands has 16,888 minutes while scoring 98 goals. He has collected 17 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 184 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward born in France. Ekambi has earned himself a total of 15 yellow card cautions in 16,499 minutes played (187 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.43. He has scored 78 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 23 different times.
Anthony Lopes will be looking after the net for Lyon. In his pro soccer career, Lopes has conceded 287 goals and has totaled 754 saves in 269 starting assignments. He has given up 1.07 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 142-59-66. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.7% and his shutout rate is currently 35.7%. Lopes has racked up 96 clean sheets while he has seen 1,016 shots attempted against him in 24,151 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marseille (+250)
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