Lens vs Brest Prediction, 3/5/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lens vs Brest
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Lens (-120) Brest (+320)
Florian Sotoca and Lens (11-7-8, 6th in Ligue 1) host Brest (8-8-10, 12th in Ligue 1) at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Jean-Louis Leca for Lens and Marco Bizot for Brest. The moneyline on this contest has Lens coming in at -120 and the Pirates are priced at +320. The total is set at 2.5.
Lens faced off with Angers in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 90.9% rate by completing 401 of the 441 pass attempts in their last game. Lens tried 7 dribbles in this outing and converted 4 of those tries for a rate of 57.1%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Lens finished at a 25.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 8 shots. Lens averages 1.54 goals per 90 min (40 goals in total) and have accumulated 28 assists in all games for the year.
Florian Sotoca is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lens. He has totaled 18 assists while tallying 19 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Sotoca has started 106 contests in his career and he tallies 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has totaled 32 goals scored in 9,373 minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Gael Kakuta, the forward representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 33 times so far in his career while scoring 39 goals. Kakuta has earned 18,334 mins in 213 starts and has been handed a total of 17 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Lens will be Jean-Louis Leca. Leca has been on the pitch for a total of 20,798 mins and has earned 520 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.10 (255 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 71.5%. The goalie hailing from France has had 731 shots sent in his direction in 234 starting assignments. Leca (97-59-76 record in his career) has earned 78 clean sheets, which has earned him a 33.3% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Brest took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Lorient. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 309 out of their 370 attempted passes for a percentage of 83.5%. Brest finished with a 41.7% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 24 dribbles they attempted. Having earned a total of 33 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Brest sports an average of 1.27 goals and 0.81 assists per 90 min.
Irvin Cardona will be counted on for Brest. He has an average of 0.36 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 74 contests during his career. The forward born in France has totaled 6,797 professional minutes and has scored 27 goals. He has collected 10 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 10 times. Make sure to watch out for Steve Mounie, the forward representing Benin. Mounie has been handed a total of 19 yellow cards in 14,887 mins (162 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.34. He has scored 57 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 16 times.
Marco Bizot will reside in front of the net for Brest. During his career, Bizot has given up 326 goals while tallying 730 saves in 267 starts. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 137-56-76. He has earned a save % of 72.8% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.1%. Bizot has totaled 83 shutouts and has seen 1,008 shots attempted against him in 23,942 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brest (+320)
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