In the most recent edition of the Derby du Nord in Ligue 1, Lens takes on local rivals Lille at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday, March 4. On Saturday, February 25, the hosts played Montpellier in their final league match, drawing 1-1.
However, Lens was defeated 2-1 by holders Nantes in the Coupe de France quarterfinals this week. Lens scored first thanks to Seko Fofana, but Andy Delort scored twice to turn the game around. Lens has won three of their last four encounters with Lille, two of which have been at home.
The lens will be hoping to avenge their 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture in October given their impressive home record this season. Meanwhile, Lille beat Brest 2-1 at home to get back to winning ways.
They are sixth in the standings, six points behind Lens, who is fourth. They can close the gap on the top four with a win, which will help them win the title.
Lens Vs Lille Match Details :
- Lens v Lille
- Ligue 1 France
- Date – 04/03/2023
- Starting time – 16:00 UTC
- Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France
Lens Vs Lille Prediction :
In contrast, Lille’s performance in recent games has been inconsistent. Additionally, Lens should win by a small margin given their recent success against Lille.
Prediction: Lens 2-1 Lille
Lens Vs Lille Head To Head :
Since 1945, the two northern French rivals have met 116 times in competitions, with Lille winning 45-37. In their last 33 Ligue 1 matches, Lens has not lost a single one. In their last four league contests, Lille has scored at least twice.
Since 2008, Lens has only won twice against Lille in Ligue 1, one of which came at home the previous season. Despite conceding 20 goals in 25 games, the hosts’ defense this season ranks highest in Ligue 1, but Lille has outscored them 45-39.
This Ligue, Lens has only lost once at home, winning 11. Despite not scoring in their previous two away games, Lille has scored three goals in their most recent two outings.
Lens Vs Lille Team News :
Wesley Said, Wuilker Farinez, Jimmy Cabot, and Adam Buksa are among Lens’ injured players, but both Adrien Thomasson and Ismael Boura were able to overcome fitness concerns to make the bench against Nantes in midweek.
The hosts are likely to start Przemyslaw Frankowski and Angelo Fulgini again, so Salis Abdul Samed and Seko Fofana should remain in the central midfield. Right now in his most memorable season with Focal point, Ghana worldwide Abdul Samed finished a game-high 97% of his passes against Montpellier last week, likewise making nine ball recuperations.
Meanwhile, Lille will be without several players on Saturday, including coach Paulo Fonseca, who is suspended, as well as Brazilian fullback Ismaily, Bafode Diakhite, who injured himself shortly after scoring against Brest, and possibly captain Jose Fonte. Additionally, Adam Ounas has not yet returned from a groin injury.
On Saturday, Gabriel Gudmundsson will replace Diakhite on the left flank, and Timothy Weah will likely play on the right.
Lens Vs Lille Betting Tips :
- RC Lens has not scored in any of their 12 home games this season in Ligue 1.
- Lille OSC has not scored in three of their 12 Ligue 1 away games this season.
- This season’s home record for RC Lens is 11-0-1.
- With nine goals, Lois Openda leads RC Lens in goals scored. For Lille OSC, Jonathan David has scored 15 times.
Lens Vs Lille Lineups :
- Gradit, Danso, Medina;
- Frankowski, Abdul Samed, Fofana, Machado;
- Thomasson, Fulgini;
- Weah, Alexsandro, Djalo, Gudmundsson;
- Andre Gomes, Andre;
- Zhegrova, Cabella, Bamba;
Lens Vs Lille Where To Watch :
|United States||Fox Soccer Plus, ViX|
|France||Molotov, Free, L’Equipe, L’Equipe Web|
|Nepal||SONY TEN 3 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3|
|India||JioTV, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN 3, Sony LIV|
|Sri Lanka||Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD|