Troyes vs Lens Prediction, 5/14/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troyes vs Lens
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Stade de l'Aube in Troyes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Troyes (+245) Lens (+118)
Stade de l'Aube is the site where Mama Balde and Troyes (9-10-17, 15th in Ligue 1) will play Lens (16-10-10, 7th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Jessy Moulin for Troyes and Wuilker Farinez for Lens. The moneyline on this matchup has Troyes priced at +245 and Lens are priced at +118. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Troyes played Lille in their last game and took home the win by a score of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 81.1% passes received rate by converting 279 of the 344 passing targets in their last match. Troyes attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 6 of those attempts for a rate of 35.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Troyes finished the game at a 33.3% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 6 total shots. Troyes averages 0.89 goals per 90 (31 total goals) and have 22 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Mama Balde is a player who can be a difference maker for Troyes. Balde has started 99 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Guinea-Bissau has racked up 27 goals scored in 8,583 minutes played. He has totaled 6 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Lebo Mothiba, the forward hailing from South Africa. He has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 30 goals. Mothiba has 6,964 minutes in 78 starts and has been handed 7 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.39 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Troyes will be Jessy Moulin. Moulin has seen the pitch for 4,736 mins and has tallied 149 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.31 (69 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 71.0%. The goalie from France has faced 210 shots sent his way in 52 starting assignments. Moulin (15-15-23 record in his career) has earned 15 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.8% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Lens finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Nantes. Lens ended the game with a 47.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 8 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 448 out of their 469 passes they tried earning a rate of 95.5%. Lens converted 4 shots on target out of their 19 shots tried earning them a 21.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 53 goals and 35 assists In all their contests, Lens sports an average of 1.51 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Gael Kakuta will be counted on for Lens. The forward born in France has earned 18,522 mins while scoring 39 goals. He has earned 17 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 35 times. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 215 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Florian Sotoca, the forward representing France. He has accumulated 33 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 18 times. Sotoca has been handed a total of 21 yellow card cautions in 10,039 mins played (114 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.30.
Wuilker Farinez will look after the net for Lens. In his pro soccer career, Farinez has allowed 85 goals and has accumulated 206 saves in 122 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.87 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 50-39-33. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.3% and his shutout rate is currently 32.8%. Farinez has racked up 40 clean sheets while he has seen 281 shots tried against him in 11,112 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lens (+118)
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