Nantes vs Lyon Prediction, 8/27/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Lyon
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+306) Lyon (-120)
Stade de la Beaujoire is the site where Ludovic Blas and Nantes (1-1-1, 9th in Ligue 1) will take on Lyon (0-2-1, 16th in Ligue 1) on Friday. The starting goaltenders will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. Nantes are at +306 while the Kids are at -120. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Nantes stepped onto the pitch against Rennes in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Nantes tried 5 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 2 of those dribbles for a rate of 40.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 77.6% passes received rate by connecting on 250 of the 322 passing attempts last contest.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Nantes ended this match at a 25.0% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 4 total shots. Nantes is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (3 total goals) and have racked up 3 assists in all contests for the season.
Ludovic Blas is a player who should be able to impact this game for Nantes. He has totaled 16 assists while tallying 21 yellow card warnings in his career. Blas has started 122 games in his career while he scores 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in France has recorded 22 goals in 11,299 minutes played.
One more player who should impact this match is Renaud Emond, the forward born in Belgium. He has assisted on a goal 8 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 55 total goals. Emond has totaled 11,002 mins in 120 starts and has earned himself 15 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.45 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont (56-62-82 mark during his career) has accounted for 54 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Burkina Faso has seen 778 shots attempted against him in 200 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.24 (248 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.2%. Lafont has seen the pitch for 17,939 mins and has tallied 557 saves during his career.
For their last outing, Lyon were able to avoid a loss with a score of 3-3 against Clermont Foot. Lyon had a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 18 out of the 33 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by completing 504 out of their 571 passes they attempted for a percentage of 88.3%. Lyon connected on 8 shots on goal out of their 20 shots tried earning them a 40.0% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 4 goals and 2 assists for all their matches, Lyon sports an average of 1.33 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Karl Toko Ekambi will need to be on top of his game for Lyon. He currently averages 0.41 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 202 outings thus far in his career. The forward representing France has been on the pitch for 17,760 mins while he has scored 81 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. You should also watch out for Tino Kadewere, the forward who is from Zimbabwe. Kadewere has been handed a total of 13 yellow card warnings in 8,030 minutes played (90 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.54. He has collected 48 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 16 times.
Anthony Lopes will reside in front of the goal for Lyon. In his career, Lopes has given up 313 goals while tallying 797 stops in 284 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 148-64-70. He holds a save percentage of 73.1% and his clean sheet rate is 34.5%. Lopes has accumulated 98 clean sheets and has defended 1,081 shots against him in 25,501 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nantes (+306)
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