Monaco vs Lyon Prediction, 5/2/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: ESPN2 Caribbean
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (+120) Lyon (+200)
Memphis Depay and Lyon (19-10-5, 4th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade Louis II on Sunday where they'll take on Monaco (22-5-7, 3rd in Ligue 1). The starting goalies will be Benjamin Lecomte for Monaco and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at +200 while the Monégasques are at +120. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Monaco faced Angers in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Monaco attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 86.6% passes received percentage by converting 471 out of their 544 passing targets in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Monaco finished the game at a 30.0% rate by putting 3 SoT out of 10 shots. Monaco has an average of 2.09 goals per 90 min (71 goals in total) and have accumulated 48 assists in all contests for the year.
Kevin Volland is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Monaco. Volland has been in the starting lineup in 305 outings thus far in his career and he has earned 0.38 goals per 90. The forward who is from Germany has 111 goals in 26,561 minutes. He has totaled 64 assists while accumulating 50 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Wissam Ben Yedder, the forward representing Spain. Yedder has 22,092 mins during 254 career starting assignments and has been handed 16 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 43 times during his career and he has scored 137 goals. He is currently averaging 0.56 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Monaco is Benjamin Lecomte. Lecomte has seen the field for 24,553 mins and is sitting with 822 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (338 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 72.0%. The keeper hailing from France has faced 1,139 shots attempted at him in 272 starting assignments. Lecomte (100-83-90 mark during his soccer career) has earned 79 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.0% shutout rate.
In their last game, Lyon earned three points by winning 2-1 against Nantes. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 412 of the 513 passes they attempted for a percentage of 80.3%. Lyon earned a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Lyon connected on 3 shots on target out of their 10 shots attempted which had them at a 30.0% rate in their last game. Having tallied 62 goals and 36 assists In all their contests, Lyon sports an average of 1.82 goals and 1.06 assists per 90 minutes.
Memphis Depay should be able to be counted on for Lyon. The forward hailing from the Netherlands has totaled 17,551 mins while earning 102 goals. He has accumulated 20 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 52 times. He has an average of 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has started 192 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward representing France. He has tallied 79 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 23 different times. Ekambi has been handed a total of 15 yellow card cautions in 17,158 minutes (195 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.41.
Anthony Lopes is expected to look after the net for Lyon. Lopes has racked up 98 clean sheets while seeing 1,048 shots against him in 24,871 career minutes. He sports a save % of 73.6% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 35.4%. He has given up 1.08 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 145-62-68. So far in his pro soccer career, Lopes has allowed 298 goals and has earned 776 stops in 277 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lyon (+200)
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