Lens vs Dijon Prediction, 2/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (-164) Dijon (+400)
Florian Sotoca and Lens (10-7-8, 6th in Ligue 1) host Dijon (2-9-14, 20th in Ligue 1) at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. Dijon are at at +400 while Lens are priced at -164. The total is set at 2.5.
Lens played Reims in their most recent match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 83.4% passes received percentage by converting 488 of the 585 pass attempts last game. Lens attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 13 of the tries for a rate of 76.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Lens finished the game at a 37.5% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 16 total shots. Lens averages 1.32 goals per 90 minutes (33 total goals) and are sitting with 23 assists in all matches for the year.
Florian Sotoca is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lens. He has accounted for 14 assists while tallying 11 yellow card cautions during his career. Sotoca has had a starting assignment in 83 games so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has tallied 27 goals in 7,249 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Gael Kakuta, the forward representing France. He has helped on a goal 30 times in his career while scoring 34 total goals. Kakuta has earned 16,186 mins in 187 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca (83-48-67 record in his career) has accounted for 73 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 36.5% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from France has had 614 shots attempted against him in 200 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.05 (208 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 72.5%. Leca has defended the goal for a total of 17,794 minutes and has accumulated 442 saves thus far in his career.
For their last match, Dijon went home defeated by a final of 2-0 against Nimes. Dijon finished the match with a 57.9% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 19 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 393 of the 462 passes they tried for a percentage of 85.1%. Dijon had 3 shots on target out of 10 shots attempted which gave them a 30.0% rate in their last game. With a total of 17 goals and 11 assists for all their games, Dijon sports an average of 0.68 goals and 0.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Mama Balde should be able to be counted on for Dijon. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 72 contests in his career. The forward from Guinea-Bissau has 6,249 professional minutes and has earned 23 goals. He has tallied 13 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 4 times. You should also keep an eye on Moussa Konate, the forward born in Senegal. He has 63 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 different times. Konate has earned himself 42 yellow card warnings in 14,444 professional minutes played (162 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.39.
Anthony Racioppi will be residing in front of the goal for Dijon. In his pro soccer career, Racioppi has conceded 20 goals and has earned 55 stops in 16 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 2-6-8. He holds a save percentage of 75.3% and his clean sheet rate is currently 18.8%. Racioppi has totaled 3 shutouts while defending 73 shots against him in 1,440 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dijon (+400)
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