Lens vs Reims Prediction, 10/1/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Reims
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (-118) Reims (+300)
Kpene Ignatius Ganago and Lens (4-3-1, 2nd in Ligue 1) host Reims (2-4-2, 11th in Ligue 1) at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Friday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Predrag Rajkovic for Reims. Lens are at -118 while the Red and Whites are at +300. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Lens stepped onto the pitch against Marseille in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. In the passing game, they earned a 87.9% received passes rate by completing 326 out of their 371 pass targets last game. Lens attempted 15 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 66.7%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Lens finished at a 33.3% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 12 total shots. Lens averages 1.75 g/90 (14 total goals) and have accounted for 9 assists in all games for the season.
Kpene Ignatius Ganago is a guy who should impact this matchup for Lens. He has accounted for 1 assist while earning 2 yellow cards during his soccer career. Ganago has been in the starting lineup in 42 games so far in his career and tallies 0.34 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Cameroon has tallied 15 goals in 4,002 minutes.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Gael Kakuta, the forward hailing from France. He has assisted on a goal 31 times during his soccer career and he has scored 37 total goals. Kakuta has been on the pitch for 17,383 minutes in 201 starting assignments and has been given 16 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca has seen the field for a total of 19,583 minutes and has earned 487 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.08 (236 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 72.1%. The goalkeeper from France has seen 680 shots attempted against him in 220 career starts. Leca (92-56-70 record during his career) has earned 76 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 34.5% shutout rate.
For their last game, Reims took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against Nantes. They wrapped up this match by completing 293 of the 355 attempted passes earning a rate of 82.5%. Reims finished the match with a 47.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Reims landed 5 shots on goal out of their 9 shots attempted earning them a 55.6% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 10 goals and 7 assists in all their contests, Reims is averaging 1.25 goals and 0.87 assists per 90.
Anastasios Donis will need to provide a lift for Reims. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 48 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Greece has totaled 4,743 mins while scoring 16 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. Make sure to watch out for Yunis Abdelhamid, the defender who represents France. Abdelhamid has been given 40 yellow card warnings in 27,936 mins played (313 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.06. He has totaled 18 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 2 different times.
Predrag Rajkovic will be looking after the goal for Reims. During his pro soccer career, Rajkovic has conceded 103 goals and has earned 282 saves in 111 starting assignments. He has given up 0.94 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 45-38-27. He has earned a save percentage of 74.3% and his clean sheet rate is currently 40.5%. Rajkovic has racked up 45 shutouts and defended 381 shots against him in 9,900 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lens (-118)
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