Nice vs Lyon Prediction, 10/24/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Stade de Nice in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+167) Lyon (+141)
Amine Gouiri and Nice (5-2-2, 4th in Ligue 1) host Lyon (4-4-2, 6th in Ligue 1) at Stade de Nice on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Walter Benitez for Nice and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at +141 while Nice are priced at +167. The O/U has been set at 3.
Nice faced off with Troyes in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 87.9% received passes rate by converting 517 out of their 588 targeted passes last match. Nice tried 9 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 66.7%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Nice finished the game at a 27.3% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 11 total shots. Nice has an average of 1.89 g/90 (17 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games for the season.
Amine Gouiri is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nice. Gouiri has been in the starting lineup in 39 matchups during his soccer career and has 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has totaled 17 goals in 3,544 mins played. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 5 yellow card warnings in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Andy Delort, the forward who represents France. Delort has played 22,624 mins during 246 starts and has been handed 46 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 45 times in his career while scoring 98 goals. He sports an average of 0.39 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Nice will be Walter Benitez. Benitez (69-48-61 record during his soccer career) has recorded 55 shutouts, which gives him a 30.9% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Argentina has had 670 shots sent his way in 178 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.24 (197 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 73.6%. Benitez has defended the goal for a total of 16,055 mins and has accumulated 496 saves during his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Lyon got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Monaco. They wrapped up this outing by completing 634 of the 675 passes they tried for a percentage of 93.9%. Lyon earned a 42.9% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 of the 28 dribbles they pursued. Lyon converted 7 shots on goal out of 13 shots attempted earning them a 53.8% clip in their last outing. With 16 goals and 11 assists in all matches, Lyon is averaging 1.60 goals and 1.10 assists per 90.
Lucas Paqueta will need to be on top of his game for Lyon. He averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 99 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder hailing from Brazil has been on the pitch for 8,542 professional minutes while earning 25 goals. He has 31 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times. Be sure to watch out for Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward who represents France. Ekambi has been handed 17 yellow card cautions in 18,266 minutes played (208 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.41. He has 83 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 26 times.
Anthony Lopes is expected to look after the goal for Lyon. During his career, Lopes has conceded 318 goals and has accounted for 821 stops in 290 starts. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 151-66-71. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.5% and his shutout rate is 34.1%. Lopes has racked up 99 clean sheets while seeing 1,108 shots against him in 26,024 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lyon (+141) and under the total goals
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