Reims vs Lens Prediction, 2/13/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Lens
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Arena Sport 4 Serbia
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+180) Lens (+162)
Simon Banza and Lens (10-6-8, 6th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Auguste-Delaune on Saturday where they'll meet Reims (7-7-10, 14th in Ligue 1). The starting goaltenders will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The Red and Whites are at +180 while Lens are priced at +162. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Reims faced off with Lorient in their last game and took a loss by a final of 1-0. Reims tried 11 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 9 of the tries for a percentage of 81.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 78.9% passes received rate by completing 430 out of their 545 passing attempts last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Reims finished at a 23.1% clip by hitting 3 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Reims is averaging 1.13 g/90 (27 goals in total) and have earned 16 assists In all contests for the season.
Boulaye Dia is a player who can be a difference maker for Reims. He has 2 assists while tallying 3 yellow cards during his soccer career. Dia has been in the starting lineup in 50 contests so far in his career and has 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has 22 goals scored in 4,332 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Yunis Abdelhamid, the defender who represents France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times so far in his career while scoring 17 goals. Abdelhamid has been on the pitch for 26,397 minutes during 295 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 38 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.06 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Reims will be Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has seen the field for a total of 7,920 mins and has 213 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.86 (76 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .746. The keeper from Serbia has seen 287 shots attempted against him in 89 career starts. Rajkovic (41-26-21 record during his career) has totaled 38 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 42.7% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Lens were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Rennes. Lens finished with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 467 of the 541 passes they tried earning a percentage of 86.3%. Lens connected on 3 shots on goal out of their 10 shots tried giving them a 30.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 32 goals and 22 assists in all their matches, Lens averages 1.33 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 min.
Simon Banza should provide solid play for Lens. The midfielder from France has been on the field for 3,180 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 9 times. He is averaging 0.34 goals per 90 and has started 28 games thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Florian Sotoca, the forward representing France. He has earned 26 goals in his career while helping on a goal 14 different times. Sotoca has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards in 7,159 mins played (82 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.33.
Jean-Louis Leca will be residing in front of the net for Lens. In his pro soccer career, Leca has allowed 207 goals and has racked up 437 saves in 199 starts. He has given up 1.05 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 83-47-67. He holds a save % of .724 and his shutout rate is currently 36.7%. Leca has 73 shutouts and defended 608 shots against him in 17,704 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lens (+162)
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