Lens vs Brest
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
These two teams who are more used to playing in Ligue 2 over the last decade have impressed at times this season so it will be interesting to see how this midweek game plays out.
Lens probably didn’t think at the beginning of the season that they would be on 24 points before Christmas and yet here we are and the club come into this fixture in 8th place.
At the weekend Lens lost 2-0 against Metz and their recent form has dipped. The worry is also at home where Lens have lost back to back matches and indeed they have not tasted victory at home since beating Saint Etienne at the beginning of October.
For Brest their season seems all about their home form so this could be a difficult match. They have drawn their last 2 games but have scored 4 goals in that time. Last weekend they drew 2-2 at home to Montpellier.
Brest have 23 points and are a point behind Lens so there is motivation to win here and go past them. But the club has just 1 win from their past four matches.
Lens vs Brest: Head to Head
- The last time they played here was in 2018 when Lens won 2-1.
- Brest have won 2 of the last 3 home games for Lens played in the league.
- 3 of the last four league fixtures have seen both teams to score.
Lens vs Brest: Prediction
Both clubs could do with a win and one has to ask how long Lens’ miserable home form will continue?
It is possible that Lens will be playing the right kind of team for their playing style, one that is attacking but naive at the back away from home.
This is why we will choose for Lens to win this game, for some value we will also predict the correct score at half time. Lens could move into the top six with a win or see their opponents go past them, so they need to try and get all three points in midweek.
Lens vs Brest Betting Tips:
Lens to beat Brest at 1.91 (10/11)
Half Time: Correct Score 0-0 or 1-0 to Lens at 3.25 (9/4) and 4.00 (3/1).