Marseille vs Lens Prediction, 9/26/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Lens
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (+100) Lens (+265)
Gael Kakuta and Lens (3-3-1, 4th in Ligue 1) travel to Orange Vélodrome on Sunday where they'll take on Marseille (4-2-0, 2nd in Ligue 1). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The odds on this contest have Marseille priced at +100 and Lens are priced at +265. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Marseille faced Angers in their last matchup and finished with a draw by a score of 0-0. Marseille attempted 20 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 11 of the tries for a percentage of 55.0%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 93.5% received passes rate by completing 648 out of their 693 passing targets in their last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Marseille finished at a 16.7% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 6 total shots. Marseille sports an average of 2.00 g/90 (12 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all competitions for the season.
Cengiz Under is a player who should impact this matchup for Marseille. Under has had a starting assignment in 79 contests in his pro soccer career and scores 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Turkey has 23 goals in 6,699 professional minutes played. He has 16 assists while accumulating 8 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Gerson, the midfielder who represents Brazil. Gerson has been on the field for 10,850 minutes during 126 career starts and has been given 27 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 13 times so far in his career while scoring 10 goals. He has an average of 0.08 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has seen the pitch for 42,078 mins and has accumulated 1,198 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.11 (521 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.3%. The goalkeeper born in Congo has seen 1,696 shots attempted against him in 472 career starts. Mandanda (225-132-112 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 148 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Lens took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Strasbourg. Lens finished with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 8 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 614 out of their 658 passes they tried for a percentage of 93.3%. Lens landed 4 shots on goal out of 17 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 23.5% clip in their last outing. With 11 goals and 7 assists in all matches, Lens is averaging 1.57 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Gael Kakuta should provide a lift for Lens. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 201 games in his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has played 17,355 minutes and has scored 37 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. You should also keep an eye on Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward representing Cameroon. Ganago has been handed a total of 2 yellow cards in 4,002 mins (42 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.34. He has earned 15 goals in his career while helping on a goal 1 different times.
Jean-Louis Leca will be residing in front of the net for Lens. During his career, Leca has allowed 234 goals while earning 485 saves in 219 starting assignments. He has given up 1.08 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 91-56-70. He sports a save percentage of 72.1% and his shutout rate is currently 34.7%. Leca has totaled 76 clean sheets and has defended 677 shots tried against him in 19,493 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lens (+265)
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