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Lens vs. Strasbourg 4/3/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Lens visits Strasbourg on 4/3/2022 at 07:00 AM.

Lens encounters Strasbourg in a Ligue 1 match. Lens with a record of 12-8-9 this season comes into this game with a 5-3-6 record on the road. Strasbourg is 13-9-7 this season and is 8-3-3 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Lens and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Strasbourg won and now turns their attention to Lens at home in friendly territory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Strasbourg and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Strasbourg played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The Lens Roster

The Players to Watch for the Lens

Seko Fofana MF



Seko Fofana has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Lens teammates, Seko Fofana had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Seko Fofana has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Seko Fofana has 0 Red Cards this season.

Jonathan Clauss DF



Jonathan Clauss has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jonathan Clauss has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jonathan Clauss has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jonathan Clauss has 0 Red Cards this season.

Jonathan Gradit DF



As a scorer, Jonathan Gradit had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jonathan Gradit has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jonathan Gradit has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jonathan Gradit has 0 Red Cards this season.

Kevin Danso DF



Kevin Danso has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Lens teammates, Kevin Danso had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kevin Danso has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kevin Danso has 0 Red Cards this season.

Cheick Doucouré MF



Cheick Doucouré has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Cheick Doucouré has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Cheick Doucouré has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cheick Doucouré has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Strasbourg Roster

The Players to Watch for the Strasbourg

Ludovic Ajorque FW



As a scorer, Ludovic Ajorque had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Strasbourg teammates, Ludovic Ajorque had 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ludovic Ajorque has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Ludovic Ajorque has 2 Red Cards this season.

Gerzino Nyamsi DF



As a scorer, Gerzino Nyamsi had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Gerzino Nyamsi has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gerzino Nyamsi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gerzino Nyamsi has 0 Red Cards this season.

Lucas Perrin DF



Lucas Perrin has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Strasbourg teammates, Lucas Perrin had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Lucas Perrin has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Lucas Perrin has 0 Red Cards this season.

Alexander Djiku DF



Alexander Djiku has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Strasbourg teammates, Alexander Djiku had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alexander Djiku has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alexander Djiku has 0 Red Cards this season.

Frederic Guilbert DF



Frederic Guilbert has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Frederic Guilbert has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Frederic Guilbert has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Frederic Guilbert has 0 Red Cards this season.

Lens Team Stats

The Lens Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lens was able to score 1.34 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Lens scored those goals off assists 72.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.97 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lens was able to score on 0.29 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Lens attempted 4.66 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Lens is able to get 35.5% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.







Lens Defensive Stats and Metrics

Lens gave up 1.24 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Lens goalkeepers fended off 3.48 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Lens truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 64.4% of shots on target were saved by Lens goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Lens goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 20.7% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Lens Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Lens had 10.72 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Lens is in the top 90 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lens had 17.14 interceptions. Lens is in the top 6 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Lens has committed 13.1 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Lens in the top 54 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lens drew 10.41 fouls. This puts Lens in the top 83 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lens committed an offside 1.59 times. This puts Lens in the top 33 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Strasbourg Team Stats

The Strasbourg Offensive Stats and Metrics

Strasbourg scored 1.48 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Strasbourg was able to score 1.17 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Strasbourg converted on 0.36 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Strasbourg attempts 4.07 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Strasbourg is able to get 32.5% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Strasbourg Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Strasbourg was able to hold opponents to 0.97 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.14 shots were saved by Strasbourg goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Strasbourg truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Strasbourg goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 68.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 37.9% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Strasbourg. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Strasbourg Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Strasbourg had 14.17 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Strasbourg in the top 67 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Strasbourg had 16.45 interceptions. Strasbourg is in the top 10 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Strasbourg has committed 13.28 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Strasbourg in the top 57 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Strasbourg drew 11.97 fouls. This puts Strasbourg in the top 57 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Strasbourg had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.62 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Strasbourg in the top 35 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Lens vs. Strasbourg Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Lens 2 Strasbourg 0

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