Nice vs Lens Prediction, 12/29/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nice vs Lens
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: Allianz Riviera in Nice, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nice (+222) Lens (+148)
Nice (5-5-5) will compete against Lens (11-3-1) at Allianz Riviera on Thursday. Nice are priced at +222 while Lens are priced at +148. The total has been set at 2.5. The goalies protecting the net are Kasper Schmeichel for Nice and Brice Samba for Lens.
The Eagles sit at 9th concerning goals expected with 20.9, and the squad's expected goals against are at 17.0. The Eagles have surrendered 17 goals while giving up 1.13 goals per 90 min, and the opposition have 57 SoT against them. Their goal differential is at -2 by means of 15 goals finished and also 17 goals surrendered. They have amassed 2 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a rate of 13.3 for the year. Nice has accumulated 40 SVs and hold a SV percentage of 71.9 over the course of the season. Nice has compiled 24 yellow card warnings on the year and also 3 red cards. On the year, the team averages 1.33 pts per fixture (20 points) and also rank 19th in soccer with 8 assists.
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Lens has totaled 26 goals and their expected goals on the campaign is sitting at 27.3. This team's goals against per 90 minutes is currently at 0.67 with 35 saves, and they have 7 clean sheets. So far this year, RC Lens a save rate of 81.8 (44 SoTA), and they also are 2nd in soccer with 36 pts. Lens has a rank of 3rd in regard to goals allowed having 10, and the squad's goal differential is at 16. RC Lens compliled a shut out % of 46.7 over the course of the season and 27 yellow card cautions. The Blood and Gold come in with an average of 2.4 pts per match while earning 21 assists and 1 red card.
The guy defending the goal for Nice will be Kasper Schmeichel. His GA/90 is 1.17 (682 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .722. Schmeichel (263-151-173 record in his career) has totaled 191 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.6% shutout rate. Schmeichel has defended the goal for 52,664 minutes and has 1,707 saves during his career. The keeper from Denmark has had 2,363 shots sent in his direction in 585 career starting assignments.
Brice Samba is expected to look after the goal for Lens. So far in his pro soccer career, Samba has conceded 188 goals and has totaled 522 stops in 184 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.02 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 70-57-58. He is the owner of a save % of .760 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 33.7%. Samba has recorded 62 clean sheets and has defended 687 shots against him in 16,668 mins throughout his career.
Nicolas Pepe is one man who can be a force in the game for Nice. Pepe has started 133 outings thus far in his career while scoring 0.41 goals per 90. The forward representing France has racked up 58 goals scored in 12,881 mins. He has accounted for 25 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Lens is being led onto the pitch by Florian Sotoca, who gets under the skin of opposing sides. He scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 131 matches in his career. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 11,509 minutes and has scored 40 goals. He has 24 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nice (+222)
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