Rennes vs Lens Prediction, 8/8/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Lens
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: BT Sports 1
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (-101) Lens (+230)
Roazhon Park is the venue where Benjamin Bourigeaud and Rennes (16-10-12, 6th in Ligue 1) will play Lens (15-12-11, 7th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Alfred Gomis for Rennes and Jean-Louis Leca for Lens. The odds on this matchup have Rennes priced at -101 and Lens are priced at +230. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Rennes faced off with Nimes in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 93.9% passes received rate by completing 800 of the 852 pass attempts in their last game. Rennes attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and converted 7 of the attempts for a rate of 70.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Rennes walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by landing 6 SoT out of 12 total shots. Rennes has an average of 1.32 goals per 90 minutes (50 total goals) and have accumulated 39 assists in all matches for the season.
Benjamin Bourigeaud is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Rennes. Bourigeaud has started 190 contests during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.18 goals per 90. The forward hailing from France has recorded 33 goals scored in 16,681 minutes. He has accounted for 28 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings during his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Sehrou Guirassy, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times during his career while scoring 43 goals. Guirassy has totaled 9,523 mins during 101 starting assignments and has been given 16 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Rennes is Alfred Gomis. Gomis (72-64-78 record in his career) has totaled 70 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Senegal has seen 870 shots sent his way in 219 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.13 (245 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 73.4%. Gomis has defended the goal for a total of 19,578 minutes and is sitting with 640 saves so far in his career.
In their last game, Lens finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Monaco. Lens ended the game with a 53.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 262 out of their 331 attempted passes for a percentage of 79.2%. Lens landed 1 SoT out of their 4 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% rate when they last took the field. With 53 goals and 35 assists in all their contests, Lens sports an average of 1.39 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 minutes.
Gael Kakuta should provide a lift for Lens. He scores 0.19 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 195 matches thus far in his career. The forward from France has been on the field for 16,877 mins and has scored 36 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 31 times. You should also watch out for Kpene Ignatius Ganago, the forward representing Cameroon. Ganago has been handed 2 yellow card warnings in 3,648 mins played (37 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.32. He has tallied 13 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 1 different times.
Jean-Louis Leca is expected to look after the net for Lens. Thus far in his career, Leca has surrendered 226 goals and has accounted for 471 stops in 212 starts. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 88-53-69. He sports a save percentage of 72.4% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 34.9%. Leca has recorded 74 clean sheets while seeing 655 shots attempted against him in 18,863 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rennes (-101)
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