Lyon vs Rennes Prediction, 3/13/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lyon vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lyon (-105) Rennes (+260)
Groupama Stadium is the site where Lucas Paqueta and Lyon (11-9-7, 9th in Ligue 1) will take on Rennes (14-4-9, 4th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Anthony Lopes for Lyon and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. The Kids are at -105 while the Red and Blacks are at +260. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Lyon faced Lorient in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 4-1. Lyon tried 28 dribbles in this contest and converted 18 of the attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 90.3% received passes rate by connecting on 624 of the 691 passing targets in their last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Lyon finished at a 46.7% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 15 total shots. Lyon averages 1.41 goals per 90 min (38 goals in total) and have tallied 25 assists in all games this season.
Lucas Paqueta is a player who can be a difference maker for Lyon. Paqueta has been given a starting assignment in 114 outings so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Brazil has 28 goals scored in 9,797 minutes played. He has accounted for 13 assists while accumulating 33 yellow cards in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward born in France. Ekambi has been on the pitch for 19,069 mins in 217 starts and has been given 17 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 28 times during his career while he has scored 88 goals. He sports an average of 0.42 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Lyon will be Anthony Lopes. Lopes (158-71-76 record in his career) has accumulated 104 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 33.9% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from France has faced 1,178 shots attempted at him in 307 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.10 (338 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 73.4%. Lopes has seen the field for a total of 27,554 mins and has 872 saves during his soccer career.
For their last match, Rennes got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Angers. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 528 of the 586 passes they tried earning a percentage of 90.1%. Rennes had a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Rennes converted 4 shots on target out of 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 52 goals and 40 assists for all their games, Rennes has an average of 1.93 goals and 1.48 assists per 90 min.
Gaetan Laborde will be counted on for Rennes. The forward representing France has accumulated 16,788 professional minutes while he has scored 66 goals. He has accounted for 18 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 32 times. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 190 matches during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Benjamin Bourigeaud, the forward born in France. Bourigeaud has been given 36 yellow cards in 18,943 professional minutes (217 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.18. He has scored 38 goals in his career while helping on a goal 34 times.
Alfred Gomis is expected to look after the net for Rennes. So far in his career, Gomis has conceded 264 goals while earning 676 saves in 240 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.11 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 84-68-83. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.3% and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.9%. Gomis has earned 79 shutouts while defending 924 shots tried against him in 21,468 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rennes (+260)
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