Lens vs Reims Prediction, 11/8/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Reims
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+105) Reims (+260)
Stade Bollaert-Delelis is the site where Gael Kakuta and Lens (4-1-2, 10th in Ligue 1) will take on Reims (2-2-5, 15th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. The line on this matchup has Lens coming in at +105 and the Red and Whites are at +260. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Lens has controlled possession of the ball for 48.1% of the time while successfully dribbling 67.7% of the time (1st in Ligue 1). They have launched 85 shots at the opposition with 27 being on target, which is a 31.8% shots on target percentage. Lens as a team have totaled 10 goals on the season, which ranks 12th in Ligue 1. Their players have caught 2,546 passes on 2,986 attempts on the campaign, making their receiving percentage 85.3%.
Gael Kakuta is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lens. Kakuta has been a starter in 172 matches so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.17 goals per 90. The forward from France has 29 goals in 14,995 mins played. He has totaled 27 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Florian Sotoca, the forward from France. He has helped on a goal 13 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 21 goals. Sotoca has earned 5,863 mins during 67 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 8 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.32 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca has been on the pitch for a total of 16,180 mins and has accumulated 392 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.03 (185 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .727. The goalie from France has faced 546 shots attempted against him in 182 career starts. Leca (77-42-61 record during his career) has accumulated 68 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 37.4% clean sheet rate.
Reims has totaled 3,592 pass targets so far this year (16th in the league) and they have 3,146 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.6% while controlling possession of the ball 42.8% of the time. The Red and Whites have had success dribbling 67.4% of the time on the season while earning 11 goals. They have completed 33.7% of their shots on target out of 83 shots.
Boulaye Dia should be able to be counted on for Reims. The forward from France has totaled 3,074 minutes while scoring 16 goals. He has accumulated 2 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 1 time. He scores 0.47 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 35 matches thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Valon Berisha, the midfielder from Sweden. Berisha has been handed 19 yellow card warnings in 18,170 mins played (205 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.17. He has earned 35 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 46 different times.
Predrag Rajkovic will be looking after the goal for the Red and Whites. Rajkovic has accumulated 33 clean sheets while defending 233 shots tried against him in 6,660 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .760 and his clean sheet rate sits at 44.0%. He has conceded 0.80 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 36-21-17. During his pro soccer career, Rajkovic has given up 59 goals while totaling 175 saves in 75 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lens (+105)
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