Lens vs Strasbourg Prediction, 1/10/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Strasbourg
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (+475) Strasbourg (-105)
Gael Kakuta and Lens (8-3-5, 7th in Ligue 1) host Strasbourg (4-2-11, 17th in Ligue 1) at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. Strasbourg are at at -105 while Lens are priced at +475. The total is set at 2.5.
Lens played Brest in their last game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 81.3% passes received rate by completing 400 of the 492 passing targets last match. Lens tried 16 dribbles in this contest and converted 9 of those attempts for a rate of 56.3%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lens finished at a 30.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Lens has an average of 1.50 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and have accumulated 15 assists in all games for the year.
Gael Kakuta is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lens. He has accounted for 29 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards in his career. Kakuta has been in the starting lineup in 179 matchups during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.19 G/90. The forward from France has accumulated 32 goals scored in 15,548 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Florian Sotoca, the forward representing France. Sotoca has 6,515 mins during 74 starting assignments and has been given 10 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 14 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 24 total goals. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Lens is Jean-Louis Leca. Leca has seen the pitch for a total of 16,984 mins and has 418 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.05 (198 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .724. The goalkeeper from France has seen 583 shots attempted at him in 191 career starts. Leca (81-44-64 record in his career) has 71 clean sheets, which gives him a 37.2% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Strasbourg took a defeat with a final score of 4-0 against PSG. They wrapped up this match by converting 302 out of their 340 passing tries for a percentage of 88.8%. Strasbourg earned a 88.9% successful dribble rate by converting 8 out of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Strasbourg had 2 shots tried out of their 8 shots tried which gave them a 25.0% rate in their last match. Having tallied 22 goals and 12 assists in all their matches, Strasbourg sports an average of 1.29 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrien Thomasson will be counted on for Strasbourg. He scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 163 matches during his soccer career. The defender hailing from France has been on the field for 14,276 mins while scoring 26 goals. He has accumulated 31 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 24 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ludovic Ajorque, the forward born in Réunion. He has scored 42 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 16 different times. Ajorque has been handed 22 yellow card warnings in 9,858 mins played (113 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.38.
Eiji Kawashima will look after the goal for Strasbourg. Kawashima has racked up 60 clean sheets and has defended 958 shots against him in 18,860 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of .688 and his clean sheet rate is 28.6%. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 71-57-82. So far in his pro soccer career, Kawashima has given up 302 goals while earning 660 saves in 210 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Strasbourg (-105)
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