PSG vs Lens Prediction, 5/1/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: PSG vs Lens
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: PSG (-400) Lens (+750)
Kpene Ignatius Ganago and Lens (15-11-8, 5th in Ligue 1) go to Parc des Princes on Saturday where they'll meet PSG (23-3-8, 2nd in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Keylor Navas for PSG and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The line on this game has PSG coming in at -400 and Lens are priced at +750. The total opens at 3.
PSG played Metz in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. PSG tried 28 dribbles in this match and converted 16 of the attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In the passing game, they ended with a 90.3% passes received percentage by completing 633 out of their 701 passing targets in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, PSG finished the game at a 33.3% clip by landing 6 SoT of 18 total shots. PSG is averaging 2.26 goals per 90 (77 total goals) and have racked up 49 assists In all contests this season.
Angel Di Maria is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for PSG. Di Maria has been in the starting lineup in 312 matchups in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 84 goals in 26,711 mins. He has 142 assists while tallying 46 yellow card warnings in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Kylian Mbappe, the forward representing France. He has helped on a goal 36 times during his soccer career while scoring 105 total goals. Mbappe has 10,033 mins in 110 career starting assignments and has been given 15 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.94 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for PSG will be Keylor Navas. Navas has been on the pitch for 20,799 mins and has 674 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.01 (233 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 74.7%. The keeper born in Costa Rica has had 905 shots tried against him in 233 starts. Navas (128-50-55 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 80 shutouts, which has earned him a 34.3% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Lens went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Nimes. They wrapped up this contest by completing 317 of the 384 attempted passes earning a percentage of 82.6%. Lens finished the match with a 70.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. Lens had 4 shots on target out of the team's 7 shots attempted earning them a 57.1% rate in their last match. Having tallied 52 goals and 34 assists in all competitions, Lens is averaging 1.53 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Kpene Ignatius Ganago will need to provide a lift for Lens. The forward from Cameroon has been on the field for 3,348 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has 2 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 1 times. He scores 0.32 G/90 and has been a starter in 33 games during his career. Make sure to watch out for Jonathan Clauss, the defender hailing from France. He has accounted for 12 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 23 times. Clauss has been handed a total of 12 yellow card cautions in 8,523 professional minutes played (98 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.13.
Jean-Louis Leca is expected to look after the goal for Lens. Leca has racked up 73 shutouts and defended 645 shots attempted against him in 18,593 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 72.6% and his clean sheet rate is 34.9%. He has given up 1.06 goals per 90 while earning a record of 88-52-67. During his career, Leca has allowed 220 goals while earning 465 saves in 209 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lens (+750)
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