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Lyon vs. Angers 4/3/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Lyon challenges Angers on 4/3/2022 at 10:05 AM.

Lyon takes on Angers in a Ligue 1 match. Lyon with a record of 11-10-8 this season comes into this game with a 4-5-5 record on the road. Angers is 8-8-13 this season and is 6-1-8 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Lyon and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Lyon came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Angers and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Angers won and now turns their attention to Lyon at home in friendly territory.

The Lyon Roster

The Players to Watch for the Lyon

Maxence Caqueret MF



As a scorer, Maxence Caqueret had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Lyon teammates, Maxence Caqueret had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Maxence Caqueret has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Maxence Caqueret has 0 Red Cards this season.

Lucas Paquetá FW,MF



As a scorer, Lucas Paquetá had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Lyon teammates, Lucas Paquetá had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Lucas Paquetá has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Lucas Paquetá has 1 Red Cards this season.

Houssem Aouar MF,FW



Houssem Aouar has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Houssem Aouar has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Houssem Aouar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Houssem Aouar has 0 Red Cards this season.

Emerson Palmieri DF



Emerson Palmieri has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Emerson Palmieri has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Emerson Palmieri has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Emerson Palmieri has 0 Red Cards this season.

Karl Toko Ekambi FW



As a scorer, Karl Toko Ekambi had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Lyon teammates, Karl Toko Ekambi had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Karl Toko Ekambi has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Karl Toko Ekambi has 2 Red Cards this season.

The Angers Roster

The Players to Watch for the Angers

Ismaël Traoré DF



As a scorer, Ismaël Traoré had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Angers teammates, Ismaël Traoré had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ismaël Traoré has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ismaël Traoré has 0 Red Cards this season.

Angelo Fulgini MF,FW



Angelo Fulgini has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Angers teammates, Angelo Fulgini had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Angelo Fulgini has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Angelo Fulgini has 0 Red Cards this season.

Sofiane Boufal FW,MF



As a scorer, Sofiane Boufal had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Angers teammates, Sofiane Boufal had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Sofiane Boufal has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Sofiane Boufal has 3 Red Cards this season.

Jimmy Cabot DF



As a scorer, Jimmy Cabot had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jimmy Cabot has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jimmy Cabot has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jimmy Cabot has 0 Red Cards this season.

Thomas Mangani MF



As a scorer, Thomas Mangani had 21 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Angers teammates, Thomas Mangani had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Thomas Mangani has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Thomas Mangani has 5 Red Cards this season.

Lyon Team Stats

The Lyon Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lyon was able to score 1.07 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lyon was able to score 0.86 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lyon was able to score on 0.22 of their shots on target. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Lyon attempts 4.76 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Lyon is able to get 35.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.







Lyon Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lyon was able to hold opponents to 1.07 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Lyon goalkeepers fended off 4.45 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Lyon goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 74.4% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Lyon goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 27.6% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Lyon Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Lyon had 10.24 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Lyon is in the top 92 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Lyon has successfully intercepted 16.07 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Lyon in the top 13 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lyon commits 12.41 fouls. Lyon is in the top 38 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Lyon drew 12.17 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Lyon is in the top 53 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lyon committed an offside 1.45 times. Lyon is in the top 22 percentile in offside calls against them.







Angers Team Stats

The Angers Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Angers was able to score 0.76 goals. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Angers scored those goals off assists 78.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.59 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Angers converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Angers attempted 3.0 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Angers is able to get 30.1% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Angers Defensive Stats and Metrics

Angers gave up 1.17 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Angers goalkeepers fended off 3.69 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Angers truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Angers goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 66.4% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Angers goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 24.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Angers Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Angers had 8.93 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Angers in the top 99 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Angers had 16.07 interceptions. Angers is in the top 13 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Angers commits 12.9 fouls. This puts Angers in the top 49 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Angers drew 13.03 fouls. Angers is in the top 39 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Angers had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.34 times per 90 minutes of action. Angers is in the top 14 percentile in offside calls against them.

Lyon vs. Angers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Lyon 2 Angers 1

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