Lens vs Rennes Prediction, 2/6/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Rennes
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: ESPN Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+169) Rennes (+167)
Stade Bollaert-Delelis is the venue where Florian Sotoca and Lens (10-5-8, 7th in Ligue 1) will play Rennes (10-7-5, 5th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Romain Salin for Rennes. Lens are at +169 while the Red and Blacks are at +167. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Lens stepped onto the pitch against Marseille in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 85.6% passes received rate by connecting on 452 out of their 528 passing targets in their last outing. Lens tried 11 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 72.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, Lens finished the game at a 19.0% clip by hitting 4 shots on target out of 21 total shots. Lens is averaging 1.39 goals per 90 min (32 total goals) and have racked up 22 assists in all contests for the season.
Florian Sotoca is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lens. Sotoca has been a starter in 81 games so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has 26 goals in 7,069 mins. He has accounted for 14 assists while earning 11 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Gael Kakuta, the forward born in France. Kakuta has totaled 16,100 mins during 186 career starting assignments and has earned himself 15 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 30 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 34 goals. He is averaging 0.19 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Lens is Jean-Louis Leca. Leca (83-46-67 record during his career) has accounted for 72 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 36.4% shutout percentage. The goalie from France has had 607 shots sent his way in 198 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.06 (207 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .723. Leca has defended the goal for a total of 17,614 minutes and is sitting with 436 stops during his career.
For their last game, Rennes were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Lorient. Rennes finished with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 579 out of their 666 passes they tried earning a rate of 86.9%. Rennes had 6 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted giving them a 60.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 30 goals and 25 assists In all their contests, Rennes sports an average of 1.36 goals and 1.14 assists per 90 min.
Benjamin Bourigeaud will be counted on for Rennes. The forward representing France has been on the field for 15,570 minutes while scoring 31 goals. He has 32 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 26 times. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 177 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Adrien Hunou, the forward born in France. He has totaled 37 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 8 different times. Hunou has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards in 9,973 mins played (107 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.33.
Romain Salin will reside in front of the net for Rennes. Salin has tallied 40 clean sheets while defending 699 shots tried against him in 14,214 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of .701 and his clean sheet rate is 25.0%. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 while earning a record of 55-39-63. So far in his career, Salin has surrendered 210 goals while earning 490 stops in 160 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lens (+169)
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