Rennes vs Lens Prediction, 12/5/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Lens
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: ESPN2 Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (+110) Lens (+300)
Benjamin Bourigeaud and Rennes (5-4-3, 7th in Ligue 1) play Lens (5-3-3, 9th in Ligue 1) at Roazhon Park on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Alfred Gomis for Rennes and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The moneyline on this matchup has Rennes coming in at +110 and Lens are priced at +300. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Rennes stepped onto the pitch against Strasbourg in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Rennes attempted 7 dribbles in this match and completed 6 of the tries for a rate of 85.7%. In the passing game, they had a 87.7% received passes rate by connecting on 582 of the 664 passing targets last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Rennes finished the game at a 33.3% clip by hitting 7 shots on target of 21 total shots. Rennes sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and have earned 16 assists in all contests for the season.
Benjamin Bourigeaud is a player who can be a difference maker for Rennes. Bourigeaud has started 170 matchups thus far in his career and has 0.17 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from France has racked up 28 goals scored in 14,901 minutes played. He has totaled 26 assists while accumulating 28 yellow cards during his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Adrien Hunou, the forward hailing from France. He has helped on a goal 8 times during his career while scoring 36 total goals. Hunou has totaled 9,727 minutes in 104 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.33 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Rennes is Alfred Gomis. Gomis (66-60-71 mark in his career) has earned 65 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.2% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Senegal has had 815 shots sent his way in 202 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.14 (228 goals given up) and he has a save % of .734. Gomis has seen the field for 18,048 minutes and has accumulated 600 stops during his career.
For their last match, Lens took a loss by a score of 3-1 against Angers. They finished the match by converting 577 of the 635 passing attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Lens finished with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 of the 15 dribbles they tried. Lens had 5 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 38.5% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 16 goals and 9 assists in all their contests, Lens has an average of 1.45 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 min.
Florian Sotoca will need to provide a lift for Lens. He is currently averaging 0.34 goals per 90 and has started 70 games so far in his career. The forward representing France has played 6,155 professional minutes while scoring 23 goals. He has totaled 9 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. Make sure to watch out for Gael Kakuta, the forward born in France. Kakuta has been handed 15 yellow cards in 15,241 mins played (175 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.18. He has 30 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 28 different times.
Jean-Louis Leca will be looking after the net for Lens. Leca has accumulated 69 clean sheets while he has seen 564 shots against him in 16,540 career minutes. He has earned a save % of .723 and his shutout rate is currently at 37.1%. He has surrendered 1.05 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 78-44-62. So far in his career, Leca has conceded 193 goals and has 404 stops in 186 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lens (+300)
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