Bordeaux vs Lens Prediction, 5/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bordeaux vs Lens
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Bordeaux (+142) Lens (+196)
Florian Sotoca and Lens (15-11-10, 6th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Matmut-Atlantique on Sunday where they'll take on Bordeaux (11-6-19, 15th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Benoit Costil for Bordeaux and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. Bordeaux FC are at +142 while Lens are priced at +196. The total is set at 2.25.
Bordeaux stepped onto the pitch against Nantes in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. Bordeaux attempted 28 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 21 of those dribbles for a rate of 75.0%. When discussing the passing game, they had a 83.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 357 of the 429 pass targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Bordeaux ended this match at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 shots. Bordeaux sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (36 total goals) and have tallied 29 assists in all matches for the year.
Remi Oudin is a player who should be able to impact this game for Bordeaux. He has 18 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards thus far in his career. Oudin has been a starter in 110 matches during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 29 goals scored in 9,566 minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Hwang Ui-Jo, the forward who is from Korea. Ui-jo has been on the field for 16,104 minutes during 179 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career while he has scored 68 goals. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Bordeaux is Benoit Costil. Costil (150-127-159 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 120 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.5% shutout rate. The goalie born in France has had 1,797 shots tried against him in 437 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.26 (547 total goals allowed) and his save % is 70.7%. Costil has seen the pitch for a total of 39,176 mins and has tallied 1,271 stops in his career.
When they last took the field, Lens took a loss by a score of 3-0 against Lille. Lens earned a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 482 of the 541 passing tries earning a percentage of 89.1%. Lens converted 5 shots on target out of the team's 11 shots tried which had them sitting at a 45.5% rate in their last match. Having a total of 53 goals and 35 assists in all their matches, Lens sports an average of 1.47 goals and 0.97 assists per 90 min.
Florian Sotoca will need to be on top of his game for Lens. The forward born in France has earned 7,723 mins while scoring 28 goals. He has 14 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. He scores 0.33 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 88 games during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gael Kakuta, the forward representing France. Kakuta has been given 15 yellow cards in 16,793 mins (194 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.19. He has earned 36 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 31 times.
Jean-Louis Leca will be residing in front of the goal for Lens. Leca has recorded 73 clean sheets while he has seen 650 shots against him in 18,683 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 72.5% and his clean sheet rate is currently 34.8%. He has conceded 1.07 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 88-52-68. So far in his career, Leca has surrendered 223 goals and has earned 468 saves in 210 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lens (+196)
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