Marseille vs Lens Prediction, 10/30/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Lens
Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: beIN SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-115) Lens (+335)
Orange Vélodrome is the site where Valere Germain and Marseille (4-3-1, 4th in Ligue 1) will play Lens (4-1-2, 7th in Ligue 1) on Friday. The starting goaltenders are Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The odds on this game have Marseille coming in at -115 and Lens are priced at +335. The total opens at 2.5.
Marseille has controlled possession of the ball for 50.8% of contests while dribbling successfully 58.1% of the time (13th in Ligue 1). They have attempted 75 shots with 19 on target, which calculates to a 25.3% shots on target percentage. Marseille as a team have 10 goals on the season, which ranks 12th in Ligue 1. Their players have caught 3,101 passes on 3,651 targets this year, which makes their receiving percentage 84.9%.
Valere Germain is a player who can be a difference maker for Marseille. Germain has been in the starting lineup in 203 matches thus far in his career and has 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has earned 75 goals scored in 18,167 professional minutes. He has accounted for 31 assists while earning 15 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Florian Thauvin, the forward representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times so far in his career while scoring 81 goals. Thauvin has totaled 17,955 mins in 209 career starts and has been given a total of 26 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has defended the goal for 39,198 mins and has 1,131 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.10 (479 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .708. The goalkeeper from Congo has seen 1,591 shots sent in his direction in 440 starts. Mandanda (211-122-104 mark during his career) has earned 142 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 32.3% shutout percentage.
The Blood and Gold have successfully dribbled 67.7% of the time for the campaign while accumulating 10 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.3% and they have controlled possession of the ball 48.1% of the time. Lens has tallied 2,986 targets for the season (17th in Ligue 1) to go along with 2,546 successful received passes. They have been able to connect on 31.8% of their shots on 85 shots.
Florian Sotoca should be someone to watch for Lens. The forward born in France has 5,863 mins while scoring 21 goals. He has accumulated 8 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. He sports an average of 0.32 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 67 matches in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gael Kakuta, the forward hailing from France. He has accounted for 29 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 27 times. Kakuta has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions in 14,995 minutes (172 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.17.
Jean-Louis Leca will look after the goal for the Blood and Gold. So far in his career, Leca has allowed 185 goals while he has earned 392 stops in 182 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.03 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 77-42-61. He has a save percentage of .727 and his shutout rate sits at 37.4%. Leca has accumulated 68 clean sheets while he has defended 546 shots tried against him in 16,180 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (-115)
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