Marseille vs Lens Prediction, 1/20/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Lens
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: ESPN Play Norte
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-108) Lens (+299)
Florian Thauvin and Marseille (9-5-4, 6th in Ligue 1) host Lens (8-4-7, 10th in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Wednesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Yohann Pele for Marseille and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The line on this contest has Marseille priced at -108 and Lens are priced at +299. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Marseille stepped onto the pitch against Nimes in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-1. Marseille tried 23 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 11 of those tries for a percentage of 47.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 87.0% rate by completing 601 of the 691 passing targets in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Marseille ended this match at a 46.2% rate by landing 6 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Marseille sports an average of 1.39 goals per 90 min (25 goals in total) and have racked up 23 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Marseille. He has totaled 43 assists while tallying 27 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Thauvin has been in the starting lineup in 217 matchups during his career and he accounts for 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has 84 goals scored in 18,637 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Valere Germain, the forward representing France. Germain has totaled 18,502 mins in 205 starting assignments and has been given 16 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times in his career while he has scored 77 total goals. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Marseille will be Yohann Pele. Pele (96-82-83 record during his career) has accumulated 95 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 36.3% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from France has faced 1,201 shots tried against him in 262 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.14 (298 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .757. Pele has played for 23,449 minutes and has accumulated 908 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, Lens earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Nantes. Lens finished the match with a 72.2% successful dribble rate by completing 13 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 453 out of their 535 passing tries for a percentage of 84.7%. Lens landed 1 shot on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 11.1% rate in their last game. Having tallied 27 goals and 18 assists in all their matches, Lens averages 1.42 goals and 0.95 assists per 90.
Gael Kakuta will need to provide a lift for Lens. The forward who is from France has been on the pitch for 15,818 professional minutes and has scored 33 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 30 times. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 182 games during his career. You should also watch out for Florian Sotoca, the forward representing France. Sotoca has been given a total of 10 yellow card warnings in 6,741 minutes (77 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.33. He has earned 25 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 14 times.
Jean-Louis Leca will reside in front of the goal for Lens. So far in his career, Leca has allowed 203 goals while earning 426 saves in 194 starts. He has surrendered 1.06 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 81-45-66. He is the owner of a save % of .723 and his clean sheet rate is currently 36.6%. Leca has racked up 71 shutouts while defending 593 shots tried against him in 17,254 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marseille (-108)
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