Monaco vs Lens Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Lens
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (-146) Lens (+392)
Wissam Ben Yedder and Monaco (7-2-5, 6th in Ligue 1) play Lens (6-3-4, 9th in Ligue 1) at Stade Louis II on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers will be Vito Mannone for Monaco and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. Lens are at at +392 while the Monégasques are at -146. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Monaco faced off with Marseille in their last match and took a loss by a final of 2-1. Monaco attempted 17 dribbles in this contest and completed 12 of the dribbles for a percentage of 70.6%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 80.5% passes received rate by connecting on 486 of the 604 targeted passes in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Monaco finished at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 8 shots. Monaco is averaging 1.79 goals per 90 minutes (25 goals in total) and have earned 15 assists in all games for this campaign.
Wissam Ben Yedder is a guy who can be a difference maker for Monaco. Yedder has started 238 contests so far in his career and he has earned 0.54 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has totaled 126 goals in 20,816 mins. He has totaled 40 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Kevin Volland, the forward born in Germany. He has helped on a goal 60 times during his career while scoring 101 total goals. Volland has played 24,965 minutes in 286 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 48 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.36 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Monaco will be Vito Mannone. Mannone (67-61-83 record in his career) has accumulated 58 shutouts, which gives him a 27.5% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Italy has seen 1,064 shots tried at him in 211 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.36 (288 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .742. Mannone has been on the pitch for a total of 19,075 mins and has tallied 784 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Lens went home defeated by a final of 3-2 against Montpellier. They wrapped up this match by converting 485 of the 576 passes they attempted for a percentage of 84.2%. Lens earned a 57.9% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Lens connected on 3 shots tried out of 13 shots tried giving them a 23.1% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 11 assists in all their games, Lens averages 1.46 goals and 0.85 assists per 90 minutes.
Florian Sotoca should be able to be counted on for Lens. The forward from France has been on the field for 6,335 minutes and he has scored 23 goals. He has accumulated 9 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He scores 0.33 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 72 matches in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Gael Kakuta, the forward representing France. He has collected 31 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 29 different times. Kakuta has been given 15 yellow cards in 15,401 minutes played (177 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.18.
Jean-Louis Leca will look after the net for Lens. Leca has earned 70 clean sheets and has defended 576 shots against him in 16,720 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .724 and his clean sheet rate is 37.2%. He has surrendered 1.06 goals per 90 while holding a record of 79-44-63. So far in his career, Leca has conceded 196 goals and has accumulated 413 saves in 188 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lens (+392)
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