Lens vs Beziers
French Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 4 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens).
Lens will be hoping to get back on winning track on Monday evening when they host relegation strugglers Beziers in the last game of Matchday No 23 in the second tier of French football.
The hosts started the season in a decent fashion, but they got off to a rather slow kick off to the New Year. They lost two of three league games in 2019 to drop out of top-five in the league ladder.
The latest of failures came seven days ago when Dang et Or lost 1-0 to Troyes in spite of the fact they dominated the pitch throughout 90 minutes of play. Lens took 10 corners and had much more attempts both on and off target, but just failed to convert on the occasion.
They are now back at Stade Bollaert-Delelis where they generally enjoyed a decent shape in this term of Ligue 2. Lens won 6, drew 2 and lost only 2 of 10 home outings so far in the season, allowing no more than five goals in the process.
Lens vs Beziers: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two teams as Beziers just joined the second tier of French football.
Their first meeting produced no goals in early-October at Stade de Sauclieres.
Lens vs Beziers: Prediction
Beziers had their fine periods throughout the season, but they seem to have started to feel the strength of a higher division football. They are winless in past nine games across competitions and they claimed no more than one point from last seven league affairs (1 draw and 6 defeats).
The visitors struggled badly for goals in recent weeks. They failed to find the back of the net in last two matches against Troyes (a 0-0 draw) and Paris (a 0-1 loss). Mathieu Chabert’s side could likely struggle to create in the final third here as well if we know Lens only shipped five goals in ten home matches so far in the season.
The home win to nil is our top betting suggestion here.
Lens vs Beziers: Bet Tips
Lens to win @ 1.53 (8/15)
Lens to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90 (9/10).