Brest vs Lens Prediction, 4/18/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brest vs Lens
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stade Francis-Le Blé in Brest, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Brest (+150) Lens (+170)
Stade Francis-Le Blé is the site where Steve Mounie and Brest (10-6-16, 16th in Ligue 1) will take on Lens (14-10-8, 5th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Gautier Larsonneur for Brest and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. Lens are at at +170 while the Pirates are priced at +150. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Brest took the field against Nimes in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 85.7% passes received rate by connecting on 478 of the 558 passing targets last match. Brest attempted 25 dribbles in this matchup and completed 15 of those tries for a rate of 60.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Brest finished at a 18.2% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 22 total shots. Brest is averaging 1.31 g/90 (42 total goals) and are sitting with 28 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Steve Mounie is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Brest. Mounie has been given a starting assignment in 140 outings so far in his career and tallies 0.34 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Benin has earned 49 goals in 12,856 minutes. He has 15 assists while earning 16 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Gaetan Charbonnier, the forward born in France. He has helped on a goal 39 times so far in his career while scoring 89 total goals. Charbonnier has been on the field for 20,628 minutes in 235 starts and has been handed a total of 48 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Brest is Gautier Larsonneur. Larsonneur has been on the pitch for a total of 11,578 minutes and has tallied 288 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.22 (157 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 72.4%. The keeper born in France has seen 406 shots sent his way in 129 career starts. Larsonneur (55-37-37 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 38 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.5% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Lens walked away with a victory by a final of 4-1 against Lorient. Lens finished the match with a 70.0% successful dribble rate by completing 21 out of the 30 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 277 of the 332 passing attempts earning a rate of 83.4%. Lens connected on 6 shots on target out of 14 shots tried which had them sitting at a 42.9% clip in their last outing. With 49 goals and 32 assists in all their matches, Lens sports an average of 1.53 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Gael Kakuta will need to provide a lift for Lens. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 192 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from France has been on the pitch for 16,618 mins while scoring 35 goals. He has totaled 15 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Florian Sotoca, the forward representing France. He has collected 28 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 14 times. Sotoca has been handed 13 yellow cards in 7,682 mins played (88 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.33.
Jean-Louis Leca is expected to look after the net for Lens. So far in his career, Leca has given up 218 goals and has earned 460 saves in 207 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.06 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 87-51-67. He sports a save percentage of 72.5% and his shutout rate is currently at 35.3%. Leca has totaled 73 clean sheets while defending 639 shots against him in 18,424 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brest (+150)
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