Reims vs Lens Prediction, 5/8/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Lens
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+179) Lens (+155)
Yunis Abdelhamid and Reims (10-13-12, 12th in Ligue 1) play Lens (15-10-10, 8th in Ligue 1) at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Wuilker Farinez for Lens. The line on this contest has Reims priced at +179 and Lens are priced at +155. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Reims faced off with Lorient in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they had a 84.7% rate by connecting on 389 of the 459 pass attempts in their last game. Reims attempted 20 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 14 of the attempts for a percentage of 70.0%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Reims finished the game at a 23.1% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Reims is averaging 1.06 goals per 90 minutes (37 total goals) and have accounted for 24 assists in all matches for the season.
Yunis Abdelhamid is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Reims. Abdelhamid has been in the starting lineup in 336 outings in his career and scores 0.06 G/90. The defender hailing from France has accumulated 20 goals scored in 29,929 professional minutes. He has accounted for 2 assists while earning 45 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Anastasios Donis, the forward hailing from Greece. He has assisted on a goal 12 times in his career while scoring 16 total goals. Donis has 5,083 minutes in 51 career starting assignments and has been handed 11 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.28 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Reims will be Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic has played for a total of 12,330 mins and has earned 370 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.96 (132 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 75.1%. The keeper from Serbia has seen 493 shots attempted against him in 138 career starts. Rajkovic (53-47-37 mark during his career) has recorded 53 shutouts, which gives him a 38.4% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Lens finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Nantes. Lens had a 47.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 448 out of their 469 pass attempts earning a percentage of 95.5%. Lens had 4 shots on target out of 19 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 21.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 53 goals and 35 assists in all matches, Lens sports an average of 1.51 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Florian Sotoca should be someone to watch for Lens. The forward representing France has been on the pitch for 10,039 professional minutes while scoring 33 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 114 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Gael Kakuta, the forward born in France. He has tallied 39 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 35 times. Kakuta has been handed a total of 17 yellow card cautions in 18,522 professional minutes played (215 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.19.
Wuilker Farinez will be looking after the net for Lens. So far in his career, Farinez has given up 85 goals and has 206 saves in 122 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.87 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 50-39-33. He has earned a save % of 73.3% and his clean sheet rate is 32.8%. Farinez has racked up 40 shutouts and has seen 281 shots against him in 11,112 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lens (+155)
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