Nimes vs Lyon Prediction, 5/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+625) Lyon (-273)
Moussa Kone and Nimes (9-8-19, 19th in Ligue 1) play Lyon (21-10-5, 4th in Ligue 1) at Stade des Costières on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The odds on this contest have Nimes coming in at +625 and the Kids are at -273. The over/under is set at 3.25.
Nimes took the field against Metz in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. Nimes attempted 9 dribbles in this game and converted 5 of those tries for a rate of 55.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 78.8% rate by converting 319 out of their 405 passing targets in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Nimes walked away from the pitch at a 44.4% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Nimes is averaging 1.06 goals per 90 (38 total goals) and are sitting with 25 assists in all matches this season.
Moussa Kone is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nimes. Kone has been a starter in 74 contests during his soccer career and he scores 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Senegal has 33 goals in 6,671 mins played. He has accounted for 9 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card cautions during his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Renaud Ripart, the forward who is from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times so far in his career while scoring 46 goals. Ripart has been on the pitch for 15,891 mins in 179 starts and has been given a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 for his career.
The man protecting the net for Nimes is Baptiste Reynet. Reynet has been on the pitch for 28,832 minutes and is sitting with 1,000 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.47 (472 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.6%. The goalkeeper from France has seen 1,445 shots tried against him in 320 career starts. Reynet (99-88-131 record in his career) has recorded 79 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.7% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Lyon took home the win by a final score of 4-1 against Lorient. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 552 of the 619 passes they attempted earning a rate of 89.2%. Lyon earned a 77.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 17 out of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Lyon landed 9 shots on target out of the team's 24 shots attempted giving them a 37.5% rate in their last match. With 69 goals and 41 assists in all their matches, Lyon sports an average of 1.92 goals and 1.14 assists per 90 minutes.
Memphis Depay should be someone to watch for Lyon. He currently averages 0.53 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 193 outings in his career. The forward from the Netherlands has been on the field for 17,641 minutes while scoring 103 goals. He has tallied 20 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 53 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward who represents France. He has collected 79 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 24 times. Ekambi has been handed 15 yellow card warnings in 17,334 professional minutes played (197 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.41.
Anthony Lopes will be residing in front of the goal for Lyon. In his career, Lopes has surrendered 301 goals and has tallied 779 stops in 279 starts. He has conceded 1.08 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 147-62-68. He holds a save percentage of 73.5% and his clean sheet rate is currently 35.1%. Lopes has 98 shutouts and defended 1,053 shots against him in 25,051 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lyon (-273)
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