Montpellier vs Lens Prediction, 1/30/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Lens
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+140) Lens (+175)
Stephy Mavididi and Montpellier (8-4-9, 11th in Ligue 1) host Lens (9-4-8, 9th in Ligue 1) at Stade de la Mosson on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Dimitry Bertaud for Montpellier and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The Paillade are at +140 while Lens are priced at +175. The total has been set at 2.5.
Montpellier played PSG in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 4-0. Montpellier attempted 15 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 70.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 183 of the 259 pass targets last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Montpellier ended this match at a 20.0% rate by hitting 1 shot on target out of 5 total shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.57 goals per 90 (33 goals in total) and have earned 25 assists in all games this year.
Stephy Mavididi is a player who should be able to impact this match for Montpellier. He has accounted for 1 assist while tallying 3 yellow cards thus far in his career. Mavididi has had a starting assignment in 35 matchups in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has recorded 11 goals scored in 3,358 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Gaetan Laborde, the forward born in France. Laborde has been on the pitch for 13,010 minutes in 146 career starting assignments and has been given 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times during his career and he has scored 42 goals. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Montpellier will be Dimitry Bertaud. Bertaud has defended the goal for 581 mins and has earned 12 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.24 (8 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .650. The goalie born in France has faced 20 shots sent his way in 6 career starting assignments. Bertaud (2-1-3 record during his career) has accumulated 3 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 50.0% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Lens went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Nice. Lens earned a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by converting 461 out of their 529 passes they attempted for a rate of 87.1%. Lens converted 3 shots on target out of the team's 13 shots tried which had them at a 23.1% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 28 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Lens has an average of 1.33 goals and 0.90 assists per 90.
Florian Sotoca will be counted on for Lens. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 6,889 mins and has earned 25 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 79 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Gael Kakuta, the forward representing France. Kakuta has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings in 15,948 professional minutes played (184 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.19. He has tallied 33 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 30 times.
Jean-Louis Leca will be looking after the goal for Lens. In his career, Leca has allowed 204 goals and has tallied 428 saves in 196 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.05 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 82-45-67. He sports a save % of .723 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 36.7%. Leca has recorded 72 shutouts and has seen 596 shots against him in 17,434 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montpellier (+140)
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