Lyon vs Nantes Prediction, 5/14/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Nantes
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-230) Nantes (+519)
Randal Kolo Muani and Nantes (14-9-12, 9th in Ligue 1) are headed to Groupama Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Lyon (15-11-10, 8th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Alban Lafont for Nantes. Nantes are at at +519 while the Kids are at -230. The total has been set at 2.75.
Lyon faced Marseille in their last game and took home the win by a score of 3-0. Lyon attempted 19 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 8 of the tries for a percentage of 42.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 84.5% received passes rate by completing 283 of the 335 targeted passes last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Lyon ended this match at a 41.7% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 12 total shots. Lyon sports an average of 1.66 goals per 90 min (58 total goals) and have accounted for 39 assists in all contests for the year.
Lucas Paqueta is a player who can be a difference maker for Lyon. Paqueta has been given a starting assignment in 122 matches in his career and he tallies 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Brazil has totaled 29 goals scored in 10,472 professional minutes played. He has totaled 15 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Moussa Dembele, the forward representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 90 total goals. Dembele has totaled 14,172 minutes in 151 starts and has been given 21 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.57 G/90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lyon is Anthony Lopes. Lopes (160-73-77 mark during his career) has totaled 106 shutouts, which leaves him with a 34.0% shutout percentage. The keeper born in France has faced 1,194 shots attempted against him in 312 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.11 (345 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.2%. Lopes has seen the pitch for 27,943 minutes and has 881 saves so far in his career.
When they last played, Nantes were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Lens. Nantes earned a 44.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 374 out of their 392 attempted passes for a rate of 95.4%. Nantes landed 5 shots on goal out of their 13 shots tried which had them at a 38.5% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 48 goals and 34 assists for all their matches, Nantes averages 1.37 goals and 0.97 assists per 90 min.
Randal Kolo Muani should provide solid play for Nantes. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 mins and has started 68 contests thus far in his career. The forward born in France has been on the pitch for 5,925 minutes while scoring 21 goals. He has collected 6 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ludovic Blas, the midfielder born in France. He has scored 30 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 times. Blas has been handed a total of 27 yellow cards in 13,756 mins (151 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.20.
Alban Lafont will look after the net for Nantes. Lafont has 61 clean sheets and has defended 901 shots tried against him in 20,819 minutes in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 71.9% and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.3%. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 69-70-93. In his pro soccer career, Lafont has surrendered 289 goals and has tallied 643 saves in 232 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nantes (+519)
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