Lens vs Lille Prediction, 5/7/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Lille
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+319) Lille (-111)
Jonathan Clauss and Lens (15-11-9, 5th in Ligue 1) host Lille (22-10-3, 1st in Ligue 1) at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Friday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Wuilker Farinez for Lens and Mike Maignan for Lille. The moneyline on this contest has Lens coming in at +319 and Lille OSC are at -111. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Lens stepped onto the pitch against PSG in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 2-1. In regard to passing, they ended the game with a 87.2% received passes rate by completing 367 out of their 421 passing attempts in their last match. Lens tried 21 dribbles in this contest and completed 15 of the attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Lens wrapped this game up at a 20.0% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 15 shots. Lens is averaging 1.51 goals per 90 (53 total goals) and have accounted for 35 assists in all competitions this season.
Jonathan Clauss is a guy who should impact this matchup for Lens. He has totaled 23 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Clauss has started 99 games during his soccer career and he has earned 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The defender from France has racked up 12 goals in 8,613 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward representing Cameroon. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 times in his career and he has scored 13 goals. Ganago has been on the pitch for 3,416 mins during 34 starting assignments and has been given a total of 2 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.34 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lens will be Wuilker Farinez. 0 (45-37-32 record in his career) has earned 37 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.5% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Venezuela has seen 247 shots attempted against him in 114 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.84 (74 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 73.7%. 0 has been on the field for 10,277 minutes and has accumulated 183 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Lille went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Nice. They finished the match by connecting on 583 out of their 633 passes they attempted for a percentage of 92.1%. Lille ended the game with a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Lille converted 4 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last game. With 57 goals and 37 assists in all their contests, Lille has an average of 1.63 goals and 1.06 assists per 90.
Burak Yilmaz should provide solid play for Lille. The forward hailing from Turkey has accumulated 29,369 professional minutes while scoring 219 goals. He has totaled 91 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 51 times. He is averaging 0.67 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 335 outings during his career. Make sure to watch out for Jonathan Bamba, the forward representing France. Bamba has earned himself a total of 11 yellow cards in 13,266 professional minutes played (149 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.22. He has scored 33 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 27 times.
Mike Maignan will be looking after the net for Lille. So far in his career, Maignan has conceded 146 goals and has tallied 369 stops in 144 starts. He has allowed 1.01 goals per 90 while earning a record of 73-30-41. He has earned a save % of 73.3% and his shutout rate is 38.2%. Maignan has totaled 55 shutouts while defending 494 shots tried against him in 12,978 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lens (+319)
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