Reims vs Lyon Prediction, 3/20/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+230) Lyon (+115)
Stade Auguste-Delaune is the site where Anastasios Donis and Reims (8-11-9, 12th in Ligue 1) will play Lyon (11-9-8, 10th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at +115 while the Red and Whites are at +230. The total has been set at 2.5.
Reims faced Angers in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. In regard to passing, they finished with a 84.1% passes received rate by completing 285 of the 339 targeted passes in their last game. Reims tried 9 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 4 of those tries for a rate of 44.4%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Reims finished the game at a 30.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Reims is averaging 1.11 goals per 90 (31 total goals) and have accounted for 20 assists in all contests this season.
Anastasios Donis is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Reims. He has totaled 12 assists while tallying 11 yellow card warnings in his career. Donis has been a starter in 51 outings in his career while he scores 0.28 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Greece has 16 goals in 5,083 mins.
Another player who should impact this match is Yunis Abdelhamid, the defender representing France. Abdelhamid has been on the pitch for 29,389 mins in 330 starts and has been handed 44 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 2 times so far in his career while he has scored 19 goals. He scores 0.06 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Reims is Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic (51-45-34 record during his career) has earned 51 shutouts, which leaves him with a 38.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Serbia has seen 461 shots sent his way in 131 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.96 (125 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 74.8%. Rajkovic has been on the pitch for 11,700 mins and has tallied 344 saves so far in his career.
In their last outing, Lyon took a loss by a score of 4-2 against Rennes. They finished this game by connecting on 523 out of their 588 passes they attempted for a percentage of 88.9%. Lyon had a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 14 out of the 21 dribbles they pursued. Lyon had 1 SoT out of the team's 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 10.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 39 goals and 25 assists for all their games, Lyon averages 1.39 goals and 0.89 assists per 90.
Lucas Paqueta will be someone to watch for Lyon. The midfielder born in Brazil has accumulated 9,875 professional minutes and has scored 28 goals. He has accounted for 33 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 115 outings in his career. Be sure to watch out for Karl Toko Ekambi, the forward representing France. He has scored 88 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 28 different times. Ekambi has been handed a total of 17 yellow card warnings in 19,146 minutes played (218 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.41.
Anthony Lopes will be looking after the net for Lyon. Lopes has totaled 104 shutouts while seeing 1,185 shots tried against him in 27,644 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of 73.2% and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.8%. He has conceded 1.11 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 158-71-77. During his career, Lopes has given up 342 goals while earning 875 stops in 308 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lyon (+115)
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