Lens vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+188) Saint-Etienne (+155)
Denis Bouanga and Saint-Etienne (3-1-1, 4th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday where they'll take on Lens (3-1-1, 6th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Jessy Moulin for Saint-Etienne. The line on this game has Lens coming in at +188 and Saint-Étienne are at +155. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Lens has been able to control possession for 45.4% of matches while they dribble successfully 68.3% of the time (2nd in the league). They have launched 66 shots at their opponents with 21 on target, which is a 31.8% SOT percentage. Lens have collected 8 goals on the season, which has them 5th in the league. They have been on the receiving end of 1,755 passes from teammates on 2,064 tries on the year, giving them a receiving percentage of 85.0%.
Kpene Ignatius Ganago is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lens. He has accounted for 1 assist while tallying 2 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Ganago has started 25 matches during his soccer career and he scores 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Cameroon has totaled 10 goals scored in 2,635 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Gael Kakuta, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 28 total goals. Kakuta has totaled 14,856 mins during 170 career starts and has been given 13 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.17 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca has seen the field for a total of 16,000 minutes and has tallied 389 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.02 (181 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .731. The goalie from France has had 539 shots sent in his direction in 180 starts. Leca (76-42-60 mark in his career) has recorded 67 shutouts, which gives him a 37.2% shutout percentage.
Saint-Etienne has tallied 1,974 pass targets on the season (17th in the league) to go along with 1,698 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.0% while controlling possession of the ball 46.8% of the time. The Saints have successfully dribbled 54.4% of the time on the year while totaling 8 goals. They have connected on 42.6% of their shots on target out of 47 shots.
Denis Bouanga is a player who should be able to impact this match for Saint-Etienne. Bouanga has had a starting assignment in 120 matches in his career and accounts for 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from France has 46 goals in 10,676 mins. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 16 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Romain Hamouma, the forward hailing from France. Hamouma has been on the field for 22,538 mins in 256 career starting assignments and has earned himself 50 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 66 total goals. He sports an average of 0.26 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Saint-Étienne is Jessy Moulin. Moulin has been on the field for a total of 2,127 minutes and has accumulated 95 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.14 (27 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .798. The keeper from France has faced 119 shots tried against him in 23 starting assignments. Moulin (9-6-9 mark during his soccer career) has earned 8 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 34.8% shutout rate.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+155)
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