Monaco vs Lens Prediction, 8/21/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monaco vs Lens
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Stade Louis II in Monaco
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Monaco (-229) Lens (+569)
Gael Kakuta and Lens (0-2-0, 10th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Louis II on Saturday where they'll take on Monaco (0-1-1, 14th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Alexander Nubel for Monaco and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The line on this contest has Monaco coming in at -229 and Lens are priced at +569. The total has been set at 2.75.
Monaco took the field against Lorient in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 85.4% passes received rate by converting 579 of the 678 passing targets last game. Monaco tried 19 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 9 of the dribbles for a rate of 47.4%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Monaco finished at a 25.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 12 total shots.
Wissam Ben Yedder is a player who should be able to impact this game for Monaco. He has 45 assists while earning 16 yellow cards so far in his career. Yedder has had a starting assignment in 258 matchups so far in his career and he tallies 0.56 G/90. The forward from Spain has tallied 139 goals in 22,499 professional minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Kevin Volland, the forward who is from Germany. Volland has been on the pitch for 27,059 minutes in 311 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 52 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 64 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 112 goals. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Monaco will be Alexander Nubel. Nubel (12-17-18 record during his soccer career) has earned 10 clean sheets, which has earned him a 21.3% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has had 199 shots attempted against him in 47 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.56 (73 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 67.3%. Nubel has defended the goal for a total of 4,218 mins and has tallied 133 saves during his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Lens went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Saint-Etienne. They finished the match by connecting on 450 out of their 527 attempted passes earning a percentage of 85.4%. Lens ended the game with a 68.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. Lens converted 7 shots on goal out of 22 shots attempted which gave them a 31.8% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 3 goals and 3 assists in all their games, Lens is averaging 1.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Gael Kakuta should be someone to watch for Lens. He currently averages 0.19 G/90 and has started 197 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from France has 17,039 mins and has scored 36 goals. He has earned 16 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 31 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward representing Cameroon. Ganago has been given 2 yellow card cautions in 3,799 mins (39 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.33. He has scored 14 goals in his pro soccer career.
Jean-Louis Leca will be residing in front of the net for Lens. Leca has accumulated 74 shutouts and has seen 663 shots attempted against him in 19,043 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 72.2% and his shutout rate is currently at 34.6%. He has given up 1.08 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 88-55-69. In his pro soccer career, Leca has conceded 229 goals and has accumulated 476 saves in 214 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lens (+569)
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