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Monaco vs. Lens 5/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Monaco visits Lens on 5/23/2021.

Monaco challenges Lens in a Ligue 1 match. Monaco with a record of 15.0-11.0-11.0 this season comes into this game with a 8.0-5.0-6.0 record on the road. Lens is 15.0-11.0-11.0 this season and is 7.0-6.0-5.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Monaco and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Lens after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Monaco.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Lens and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Lens than game on their home pitch?

The Monaco Roster

The Players to Watch for the Monaco

Aurélien Tchouaméni MF

Aurélien Tchouaméni has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Aurélien Tchouaméni has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Aurélien Tchouaméni had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Monaco teammates, Aurélien Tchouaméni had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Aurélien Tchouaméni has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Aurélien Tchouaméni has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Youssouf Fofana MF

As a shooter, Youssouf Fofana had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Youssouf Fofana had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Youssouf Fofana has 31 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Youssouf Fofana has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Youssouf Fofana has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Youssouf Fofana has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Kevin Volland FW,MF

As a shooter, Kevin Volland had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Kevin Volland had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Kevin Volland has 29 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 Monaco teammates, Kevin Volland had 16 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Kevin Volland has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kevin Volland has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Wissam Ben Yedder FW

As a shooter, Wissam Ben Yedder had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Wissam Ben Yedder had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Wissam Ben Yedder had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Monaco teammates, Wissam Ben Yedder had 20 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Wissam Ben Yedder has 10 Yellow Cards this season. Wissam Ben Yedder has 12 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Benoît Mukinayi DF

Benoît Mukinayi has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Benoît Mukinayi has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Benoît Mukinayi had 30 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Benoît Mukinayi has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Benoît Mukinayi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Benoît Mukinayi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Ruben Aguilar DF,FW

Ruben Aguilar has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Ruben Aguilar has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Ruben Aguilar 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 Monaco teammates, Ruben Aguilar had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ruben Aguilar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ruben Aguilar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva DF

As a shooter, Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva has 25 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 Monaco teammates, Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Sofiane Diop MF,FW

Sofiane Diop has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Sofiane Diop had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Sofiane Diop had 22 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Sofiane Diop has 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.

Sofiane Diop has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sofiane Diop has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

The Lens Roster

The Players to Watch for the Lens

Jonathan Gradit DF

Jonathan Gradit has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jonathan Gradit had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jonathan Gradit had 30 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. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Gaël Kakuta MF,FW

Gaël Kakuta has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Gaël Kakuta has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Gaël Kakuta had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Gaël Kakuta has 11 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Gaël Kakuta has 7 Yellow Cards this season. Gaël Kakuta has 9 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Jonathan Clauss DF

As a shooter, Jonathan Clauss had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Jonathan Clauss has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jonathan Clauss had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jonathan Clauss has 3 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. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Cheick Doucouré MF

Cheick Doucouré has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Cheick Doucouré has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Cheick Doucouré had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Cheick Doucouré has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Cheick Doucouré has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cheick Doucouré has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Loïc Bade DF

Loïc Bade has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Loïc Bade had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Loïc Bade 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, Loïc Bade had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Loïc Bade has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Loïc Bade has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Florian Sotoca FW

Florian Sotoca has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Florian Sotoca had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Florian Sotoca has 26 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, Florian Sotoca had 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Florian Sotoca has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Florian Sotoca has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Yannick Cahuzac MF

Yannick Cahuzac has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yannick Cahuzac had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Yannick Cahuzac had 24 goals 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, Yannick Cahuzac had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yannick Cahuzac has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yannick Cahuzac has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Seko Fofana MF

Seko Fofana has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Seko Fofana has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Seko Fofana has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Seko Fofana has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Seko Fofana has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Seko Fofana has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Monaco Team Stats

The Monaco Offensive Stats and Metrics

Monaco scored 1.73 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, Monaco was able to score 1.41 goals off 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, Monaco was able to score on 0.40 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Monaco attempts 4.3 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, Monaco is able to get 34.9% 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.

Monaco Defensive Stats and Metrics

Monaco gave up 0.97 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Monaco goalkeepers fended off 2.51 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Monaco truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 60.2% of shots on target were saved by Monaco goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Monaco goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 37.8% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.



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Monaco Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Lens had 12.76 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Lens is in the top 72 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lens had 12.08 interceptions. Lens is in the top 41 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lens commits 14.3 fouls. Lens is in the top 76 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Lens drew 12.62 fouls. This puts Lens in the top 44 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Lens had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.24 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Lens in the top 11 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Lens Team Stats

The Lens Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lens was able to score 1.16 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Lens was able to score 0.95 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Lens converted on 0.32 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Lens attempts 3.62 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Lens attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 30.7% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Lens Defensive Stats and Metrics

Lens gave up 1.14 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 3.57 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Lens goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 67.4% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Lens goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 18.9% 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

Lens tried 12.76 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Lens is in the top 72 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Lens has successfully intercepted 12.08 passes per 90 minutes of action. Lens is in the top 41 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Lens has committed 14.3 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Lens is in the top 76 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Lens drew 12.62 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Lens is in the top 44 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Lens had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.24 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Lens in the top 11 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

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