Lens vs Lille Prediction, 9/18/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Lille
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+190) Lille (+127)
Jonathan Bamba and Lille (1-2-2, 12th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday where they'll take on Lens (2-3-0, 5th in Ligue 1). The goaltenders protecting the net are Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Leo Jardim for Lille. Lens are at +190 while Lille OSC are at +127. The total is set at 2.5.
Lens faced Bordeaux in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. In regard to passing, they earned a 85.8% passes received rate by converting 350 out of their 408 pass attempts last game. Lens tried 14 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 11 of those dribbles for a percentage of 78.6%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Lens finished at a 33.3% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 12 shots. Lens sports an average of 2.00 goals per 90 (10 total goals) and have accumulated 7 assists in all contests for the season.
Kpene Ignatius Ganago is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Lens. Ganago has been a starter in 41 outings during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Cameroon has accumulated 15 goals in 3,929 mins played. He has totaled 1 assists while accumulating 2 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Gael Kakuta, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted on a goal 31 times in his career while scoring 37 goals. Kakuta has played 17,270 mins in 200 starting assignments and has been handed 16 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca (90-56-69 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 75 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 674 shots tried at him in 217 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.09 (233 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 72.1%. Leca has seen the field for a total of 19,313 minutes and has 483 stops during his soccer career.
For their last game, Lille went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Lorient. Lille earned a 42.3% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 26 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 567 of the 621 passing attempts for a percentage of 91.3%. Lille converted 2 shots on goal out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 6 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Lille has an average of 1.20 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Jonathan Bamba will need to provide a lift for Lille. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 154 contests in his pro soccer career. The forward representing France has been on the field for 13,696 minutes while he has scored 33 goals. He has 11 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Burak Yilmaz, the forward who represents Turkey. Yilmaz has been given 93 yellow cards in 30,063 mins (343 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.67. He has earned 224 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 51 times.
Leo Jardim will be looking after the net for Lille. Jardim has totaled 17 clean sheets while he has seen 329 shots attempted against him in 6,853 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 68.7% and his clean sheet rate is 22.4%. He has allowed 1.58 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 21-22-33. So far in his pro soccer career, Jardim has allowed 120 goals and has totaled 227 saves in 76 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lille (+127)
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