Nimes vs Lens Prediction, 9/27/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Lens
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+161) Lens (+188)
Gael Kakuta and Lens (3-0-1, 4th in Ligue 1) head to Stade des Costières on Sunday where they'll meet Nimes (1-1-2, 15th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. Nîmes are at +161 while Lens are priced at +188. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Nimes have tallied 7 goals on the campaign, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have tried 55 shots at their opponents goal with 26 being on target, which is a 47.3% SOT percentage. Nimes has controlled possession of the ball for 45.8% of contests while dribbling successfully 56.9% of the time (13th in Ligue 1). They have been on the receiving end of 1,219 passes on 1,526 attempts for the year, earning them a receiving percentage of 79.9%.
Zinedine Ferhat is a guy who can be a difference maker for Nimes. He has totaled 41 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Ferhat has been given a starting assignment in 124 contests during his pro soccer career and has 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Algeria has tallied 17 goals scored in 11,015 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Kevin Denkey, the forward born in Togo. He has assisted on a goal 2 times in his career while scoring 5 goals. Denkey has been on the pitch for 1,402 minutes in 15 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 3 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Nîmes will be Baptiste Reynet. Reynet has seen the field for 25,952 mins and has tallied 898 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.44 (414 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .700. The goalie from France has faced 1,288 shots attempted against him in 288 career starting assignments. Reynet (91-81-114 record during his career) has 73 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.3% clean sheet percentage.
Lens has accumulated 1,623 pass targets on the campaign (14th in the league) with 1,389 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.6% and they control possession of the ball 44.5% of the time. The Blood and Gold have had success dribbling 71.8% of the time this season while tallying 7 goals. They have completed 30.8% of their shots out of 52 shots.
Gael Kakuta is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lens. Kakuta has been in the starting lineup in 169 matches during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has recorded 28 goals scored in 14,776 mins. He has accounted for 26 assists while accumulating 13 yellow cards in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward hailing from Cameroon. Ganago has been on the pitch for 2,582 mins in 24 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 2 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 1 times during his soccer career while he has scored 9 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Lens is Jean-Louis Leca. Leca has seen the field for a total of 15,910 minutes and has tallied 386 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.02 (180 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .731. The goalkeeper from France has had 535 shots attempted at him in 179 starting assignments. Leca (76-41-60 mark during his career) has earned 67 shutouts, which leaves him with a 37.4% clean sheet percentage.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nimes (+161)
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