Lens vs Brest Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Brest
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+115) Brest (+243)
Florian Sotoca and Lens (7-3-5, 8th in Ligue 1) host Brest (7-2-7, 11th in Ligue 1) at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Gautier Larsonneur for Brest. Lens are at +115 while the Pirates are priced at +243. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Lens stepped onto the pitch against Metz in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. Lens tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 11 of those tries for a percentage of 57.9%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 82.2% rate by completing 443 out of their 539 targeted passes in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Lens wrapped this game up at a 17.6% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 17 total shots. Lens has an average of 1.47 g/90 (22 total goals) and are sitting with 14 assists in all contests this year.
Florian Sotoca is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lens. He has accounted for 13 assists while earning 10 yellow card warnings during his career. Sotoca has started 73 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has totaled 23 goals scored in 6,425 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Gael Kakuta, the forward who is from France. Kakuta has played 15,530 mins during 179 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 29 times so far in his career and he has scored 32 total goals. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca (80-44-64 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 71 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 37.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has seen 581 shots attempted at him in 190 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.05 (198 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .723. Leca has played for a total of 16,900 mins and is sitting with 416 saves during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Brest were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Montpellier. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 523 of the 568 passing tries for a rate of 92.1%. Brest finished the match with a 73.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Brest had 7 shots attempted out of their 15 shots attempted giving them a 46.7% clip in their last game. With a total of 25 goals and 19 assists in all matches, Brest sports an average of 1.56 goals and 1.19 assists per 90 min.
Gaetan Charbonnier will be counted on for Brest. The forward representing France has earned 20,204 minutes while scoring 87 goals. He has 47 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. He has an average of 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 231 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Steve Mounie, the forward born in Benin. Mounie has been handed a total of 13 yellow card cautions in 11,666 minutes played (126 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.35. He has collected 46 goals in his career while helping on a goal 14 times.
Gautier Larsonneur will be looking after the goal for Brest. So far in his career, Larsonneur has conceded 135 goals and has accounted for 246 stops in 116 starts. He has allowed 1.17 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 53-34-29. He holds a save % of .730 and his shutout rate sits at 31.0%. Larsonneur has racked up 36 clean sheets while he has seen 344 shots tried against him in 10,408 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brest (+243)
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