Lens vs Lorient Prediction, 8/29/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+132) Lorient (+251)
Stade Bollaert-Delelis is the site where Gael Kakuta and Lens (1-2-0, 4th in Ligue 1) will take on Lorient (1-1-1, 10th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Paul Nardi for Lorient. The odds on this game have Lens coming in at +132 and Lorient are at +251. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Lens played Monaco in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 2-0. Lens attempted 13 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 8 of those tries for a rate of 61.5%. In the passing game, they earned a 80.2% received passes percentage by completing 198 out of their 247 pass attempts last contest.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Lens ended this match at a 50.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 4 shots. Lens is averaging 1.67 goals per 90 (5 goals in total) and have earned 5 assists in all competitions this season.
Gael Kakuta is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Lens. He has totaled 31 assists while tallying 16 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Kakuta has been a starter in 198 games so far in his career and has 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has racked up 36 goals scored in 17,114 mins.
Someone else who should impact this match is Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward hailing from Cameroon. Ganago has been on the field for 3,863 mins in 40 starts and has been handed 2 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 1 time during his career while he has scored 15 total goals. He has an average of 0.35 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca has been on the field for a total of 19,133 minutes and has earned 478 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.08 (229 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.3%. The goalie from France has had 665 shots attempted at him in 215 starts. Leca (89-55-69 record during his soccer career) has 75 shutouts, which gives him a 34.9% shutout rate.
In their last game, Lorient took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Montpellier. Lorient finished with a 30.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 3 of the 10 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 304 out of their 349 passing tries earning a rate of 87.1%. Lorient converted 4 shots on target out of their 5 shots attempted which gave them a 80.0% clip in their last game.
Adrian Grbic should provide solid play for Lorient. The forward born in Austria has played 5,712 minutes and he has scored 32 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He sports an average of 0.50 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 55 contests so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Terem Moffi, the forward who is from Nigeria. He has accounted for 20 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 times. Moffi has been handed a total of 2 yellow cards in 2,887 mins (35 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.62.
Paul Nardi is expected to look after the goal for Lorient. Thus far in his career, Nardi has allowed 234 goals and has accounted for 454 stops in 184 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 while holding a record of 76-48-60. He has earned a save percentage of 73.5% and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.9%. Nardi has tallied 44 shutouts and defended 619 shots tried against him in 16,541 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lens (+132)
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