Saint-Etienne vs Lyon Prediction, 1/24/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: ESPN Play Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+451) Lyon (-146)
Adil Aouchiche and Saint-Etienne (4-7-9, 16th in Ligue 1) play Lyon (11-7-2, 3rd in Ligue 1) at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at -146 while Saint-Étienne are at +451. The total has been set at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne played Strasbourg in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Saint-Etienne attempted 14 dribbles in this game and completed 11 of those tries for a percentage of 78.6%. In the passing game, they finished with a 83.7% received passes rate by completing 425 out of their 508 passing targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Saint-Etienne walked away from the pitch at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 SoT out of 8 total shots. Saint-Etienne is averaging 0.95 goals per 90 min (19 goals in total) and have racked up 14 assists in all matches for the season.
Adil Aouchiche is a player who should impact this matchup for Saint-Etienne. Aouchiche has been a starter in 13 matchups thus far in his career and he has earned 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in France has totaled 2 goals in 1,034 minutes played. He has accounted for 3 assists while tallying 1 yellow card in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Denis Bouanga, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times during his career and he has scored 47 goals. Bouanga has played 11,668 minutes in 131 starting assignments and has been handed 18 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.36 G/90 during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Saint-Etienne will be Jessy Moulin. Moulin (10-12-17 record in his career) has accumulated 10 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.3% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from France has seen 168 shots sent in his direction in 38 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.35 (52 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .726. Moulin has been on the pitch for a total of 3,477 mins and has 122 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Lyon walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Metz. They finished the match by connecting on 494 of the 580 attempted passes earning a rate of 85.2%. Lyon had a 76.0% successful dribble rate by converting 19 out of the 25 dribbles they pursued. Lyon connected on 6 shots on goal out of their 23 shots tried which had them at a 26.1% clip when they last took the field. With 36 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Lyon has an average of 1.80 goals and 1.05 assists per 90 min.
Memphis Depay should provide solid play for Lyon. The forward who is from the Netherlands has been on the field for 16,370 professional minutes and has scored 95 goals. He has accumulated 17 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 48 times. He is currently averaging 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 178 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward representing France. He has collected 76 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 22 times. Ekambi has been given 15 yellow cards in 16,024 professional minutes played (181 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.43.
Anthony Lopes will reside in front of the goal for Lyon. Lopes has tallied 93 shutouts and defended 999 shots tried against him in 23,611 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .738 and his shutout rate is 35.4%. He has given up 1.07 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 137-59-65. During his pro soccer career, Lopes has allowed 282 goals and has accumulated 742 stops in 263 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+451)
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