Lens vs Lorient Prediction, 4/11/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (-118) Lorient (+350)
Stade Bollaert-Delelis is the site where Florian Sotoca and Lens (13-10-8, 5th in Ligue 1) will take on Lorient (8-8-15, 17th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Matthieu Dreyer for Lorient. The line on this contest has Lens priced at -118 and Lorient are at +350. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Lens took the field against Lyon in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Lens attempted 7 dribbles in this outing and converted 3 of the dribbles for a rate of 42.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 81.2% rate by completing 333 of the 410 targeted passes last contest. Concerning shot accuracy, Lens wrapped this game up at a 44.4% clip by landing 4 shots on target of 9 total shots. Lens is averaging 1.45 goals per 90 (45 total goals) and are sitting with 32 assists in all matches this year.
Florian Sotoca is a player who can be a difference maker for Lens. He has 14 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Sotoca has been given a starting assignment in 88 games in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has earned 28 goals in 7,682 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Gael Kakuta, the forward born in France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times during his career while scoring 34 total goals. Kakuta has been on the field for 16,534 mins in 191 starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Lens is Jean-Louis Leca. Leca (86-51-67 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 73 shutouts, which has earned him a 35.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from France has had 634 shots attempted at him in 206 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.07 (217 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 72.4%. Leca has defended the goal for a total of 18,334 minutes and has accumulated 456 stops so far in his career.
When they last played, Lorient earned three points by winning 1-0 against Brest. Lorient earned a 80.0% successful dribble rate by converting 12 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 317 out of their 410 pass attempts for a percentage of 77.3%. Lorient converted 4 shots on goal out of the team's 13 shots tried giving them a 30.8% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 35 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, Lorient is averaging 1.13 goals and 0.48 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrian Grbic will need to provide a lift for Lorient. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 55 games in his pro soccer career. The forward from Austria has totaled 5,596 professional minutes and he has scored 32 goals. He has accumulated 10 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Yoane Wissa, the forward who is from France. Wissa has been handed a total of 21 yellow card warnings in 10,015 mins played (115 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.38. He has totaled 42 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 13 different times.
Matthieu Dreyer will look after the goal for Lorient. So far in his pro soccer career, Dreyer has given up 101 goals and has accounted for 231 saves in 63 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.58 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 20-13-32. He has earned a save % of 70.6% and his clean sheet rate is 22.2%. Dreyer has racked up 14 clean sheets and has defended 327 shots attempted against him in 5,770 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lorient (+350)
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