Montpellier vs Lens Prediction, 2/25/2023 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Lens
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (+330) Lens (-121)
Montpellier (8-2-14) are hosting Lens (14-7-3) at Stade de la Mosson on Saturday. Lens are at at -121 and the Paillade are at +330. The over/under is set at 2.5. The starting goaltenders are Benjamin Lecomte for Montpellier and Brice Samba for Lens.
Montpellier has recorded 77 saves and have earned a SV% of 66.9 so far this season. The team's difference in goals is currently at -10 by means of 35 goals tallied as well as 45 goals conceded. Over the course of the season, this team is sitting with an average of 1.08 pts per match (26 pts) and they also have a rank of 11th in the league with 20 assists. The Paillade rank 12th in goals expected having 28.7, and the xGA are at 40.1. Montpellier has recorded 46 yellow cards on the season as well as 8 red cards. Montpellier HSC has surrendered 45 goals while allowing 1.87 goals per 90, and opponents have compiled 124 SoT against them. They have compiled 6 clean sheets, which gives them a rate of 25.0 for the year.
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The Blood and Gold have put together an average of 2.0 pts per match while having 27 assists and 1 red card. RC Lens tallied a clean sheet % of 37.5 on the year and also 39 yellow cards. Lens ranks 4th in the category of goals relinquished with 19, and the goal difference is 19. For the year, RC Lens a save percentage of 78.8 (80 SoTA), and also have a ranking of 4th in soccer with 49 points. Their goals against per 90 min is currently at 0.79 in addition to 62 saves, and they have a total of 9 shut outs. Lens has tallied 38 goals and the team's goals expected this season is currently at 43.6.
The guy who will defend the goal for Montpellier is Benjamin Lecomte. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.23 (361 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .705. Lecomte (107-89-96 record in his career) has accumulated 86 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.5% shutout rate. Lecomte has defended the goal for 26,352 mins and has 862 stops so far in his career. The keeper from France has seen 1,222 shots attempted against him in 292 career starts.
Brice Samba will be residing in front of the goal for Lens. He has given up 1.01 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 73-61-60. Samba has racked up 64 shutouts while defending 723 shots tried against him in 17,478 minutes throughout his career. In his pro soccer career, Samba has allowed 197 goals and has racked up 549 saves in 193 starting assignments. He has a save % of .759 and his clean sheet rate is 33.2%.
Elye Wahi is one member of the squad who can make a difference on the pitch for Montpellier. The forward representing France has tallied 21 goals in 4,033 mins played. Wahi has had a starting assignment in 44 outings so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.47 goals per 90 mins. He has totaled 3 assists while accumulating 8 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
Lens has an attacker in Florian Sotoca, who pesters opposing defenses. The forward from France has played 12,226 mins while scoring 40 goals. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 139 games in his career. He has accumulated 24 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 25 times.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montpellier (+330)
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