Nantes vs Lyon Prediction, 4/18/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+360) Lyon (-161)
Memphis Depay and Lyon (18-10-4, 4th in Ligue 1) are headed to Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday where they'll meet Nantes (5-13-14, 19th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The moneyline on this contest has Nantes coming in at +360 and the Kids are at -161. The total is set at 3.
Nantes faced off with Rennes in their last match and took a loss by a final of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 79.4% rate by connecting on 289 out of their 364 pass attempts last match. Nantes attempted 30 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 16 of the attempts for a rate of 53.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Nantes ended this match at a 50.0% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 4 total shots. Nantes sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (32 goals in total) and are sitting with 19 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Renaud Emond is a player who should be able to impact this match for Nantes. He has 8 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions in his career. Emond has been a starter in 118 matchups during his soccer career and scores 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Belgium has 55 goals in 10,823 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Ludovic Blas, the midfielder representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times during his career while he has scored 18 total goals. Blas has accumulated 10,522 mins in 113 career starts and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.15 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont has seen the field for a total of 17,129 minutes and has tallied 530 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.26 (240 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 71.9%. The goalkeeper hailing from Burkina Faso has seen 744 shots tried against him in 191 starts. Lafont (51-61-79 record in his career) has accumulated 51 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.7% shutout rate.
For their last match, Lyon got the victory with a final of 3-0 against Angers. Lyon ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 8 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 532 out of their 610 passing attempts for a percentage of 87.2%. Lyon had 6 shots on goal out of the team's 16 shots attempted which had them at a 37.5% clip in their last game. With a total of 59 goals and 34 assists in all matches, Lyon averages 1.84 goals and 1.06 assists per 90 minutes.
Memphis Depay should be able to be counted on for Lyon. The forward from the Netherlands has earned 17,384 mins while scoring 100 goals. He has accounted for 20 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 52 times. He has an average of 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has started 190 outings so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward born in France. He has tallied 79 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 23 different times. Ekambi has been handed 15 yellow card warnings in 16,997 professional minutes played (193 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.42.
Anthony Lopes will look after the net for Lyon. So far in his career, Lopes has surrendered 294 goals and has accumulated 770 saves in 275 starts. He has given up 1.07 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 144-62-67. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.7% and his shutout rate is currently 35.6%. Lopes has totaled 98 shutouts while defending 1,038 shots attempted against him in 24,691 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lyon (-161)
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