Reims vs Lyon Prediction, 3/12/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Lyon
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+511) Lyon (-196)
Boulaye Dia and Reims (8-10-10, 12th in Ligue 1) play Lyon (17-8-3, 3rd in Ligue 1) at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Friday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at -196 while the Red and Whites are at +511. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Reims took the field against Nantes in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 2-1. Reims attempted 11 dribbles in this outing and converted 5 of the dribbles for a percentage of 45.5%. In the passing game, they finished with a 77.8% received passes rate by connecting on 353 of the 454 passing attempts in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Reims wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 4 shots. Reims has an average of 1.11 goals per 90 (31 goals in total) and have tallied 18 assists in all contests for the year.
Boulaye Dia is a guy who can be a difference maker for Reims. Dia has been given a starting assignment in 54 outings during his soccer career and he has earned 0.42 goals per 90. The forward from France has racked up 22 goals scored in 4,681 minutes. He has 2 assists while tallying 4 yellow card warnings in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Mathieu Cafaro, the forward who is from France. Cafaro has 4,697 minutes during 57 starting assignments and has earned himself 11 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 7 times thus far in his career and he has scored 11 total goals. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Reims is Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has played for 8,280 mins and has 230 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.86 (79 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 75.2%. The goalkeeper hailing from Serbia has seen 307 shots attempted against him in 93 starting assignments. Rajkovic (42-29-21 record during his career) has earned 39 shutouts, which leaves him with a 41.9% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Lyon got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Rennes. Lyon finished with a 72.7% successful dribble rate by converting 16 out of the 22 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 412 of the 488 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 84.4%. Lyon converted 7 shots on goal out of 14 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 52 goals and 30 assists in all their contests, Lyon has an average of 1.86 goals and 1.07 assists per 90.
Memphis Depay will need to provide a lift for Lyon. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 mins and has started 186 games during his pro soccer career. The forward born in the Netherlands has accumulated 17,059 minutes while earning 98 goals. He has 18 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 51 times. You should also keep an eye on Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward representing France. Ekambi has earned himself 15 yellow card cautions in 16,654 professional minutes played (189 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.43. He has earned 79 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 23 times.
Anthony Lopes will look after the net for Lyon. So far in his pro soccer career, Lopes has surrendered 288 goals and has 756 saves in 271 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.07 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 143-60-66. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.8% and his shutout rate is currently 35.8%. Lopes has totaled 97 shutouts while defending 1,018 shots against him in 24,331 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Reims (+511)
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