Montpellier vs Lens Prediction, 10/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Lens
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+194) Lens (+123)
Stade de la Mosson is the venue where Teji Savanier and Montpellier (2-4-3, 13th in Ligue 1) will take on Lens (5-3-1, 2nd in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The line on this game has Montpellier priced at +194 and Lens are priced at +123. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Montpellier played Strasbourg in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. Montpellier tried 11 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 5 of the dribbles for a rate of 45.5%. In sharing the ball, they had a 89.2% received passes rate by completing 446 out of their 500 passing targets in their last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Montpellier wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 12 shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.67 goals per 90 (15 goals in total) and have accumulated 10 assists in all competitions this year.
Teji Savanier is a guy who can be a difference maker for Montpellier. Savanier has been in the starting lineup in 249 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has tallied 41 goals in 21,693 minutes played. He has accounted for 63 assists while earning 78 yellow cards so far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Stephy Mavididi, the forward who is from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 18 goals. Mavididi has been on the pitch for 5,295 mins during 58 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 4 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin has seen the field for a total of 12,917 mins and has tallied 355 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.17 (168 total goals allowed) and his save % is 70.7%. The goalkeeper born in Switzerland has faced 508 shots tried against him in 145 starting assignments. Omlin (63-38-44 record in his career) has recorded 31 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Lens earned three points by winning 2-0 against Reims. They finished the contest by connecting on 627 of the 703 attempted passes for a rate of 89.2%. Lens earned a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. Lens had 6 shots on target out of 12 shots tried giving them a 50.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 16 goals and 10 assists in all their matches, Lens averages 1.78 goals and 1.11 assists per 90.
Florian Sotoca will be someone to watch for Lens. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 and has started 96 matches in his career. The forward from France has totaled 8,440 mins while scoring 30 goals. He has 16 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times. You should also keep an eye on Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward born in Cameroon. He has accounted for 15 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 1 different times. Ganago has been given a total of 2 yellow card cautions in 4,021 professional minutes (42 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.34.
Jean-Louis Leca will look after the goal for Lens. In his pro soccer career, Leca has conceded 236 goals and has accumulated 487 stops in 221 starts. He has given up 1.08 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 93-56-70. He has a save percentage of 72.1% and his shutout rate is currently 34.8%. Leca has earned 77 clean sheets and has defended 680 shots against him in 19,673 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lens (+123)
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