Lens vs Nantes Prediction & Match Preview

Lens vs Nantes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 25th November 2020
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens).

There is just one game in Ligue 1 in midweek which will take place between Lens and Nantes. This is a match that was supposed to be played last month but had to be postponed due to so many of Lens’ players coming down with the dreadful Covid-19 virus.

Lens have had two games in all postponed and so have only played 9 matches so far and come into this fixture in 9th place. The club have been the surprise package this season and if they were to win their 2 games owing to them they would climb up to 2nd place and only be 1 point behind PSG.

At the weekend Lens beat Dijon away 1-0. Lens were expected to win this encounter but they really had to work hard for it against the side in bottom place and many observers believed that Dijon had been the better side.

Lens current form is decent with just one defeat in their last five and at home Lens have picked up 10 points from a possible 12 and remain undefeated. Their last home match ended in a 4-4 draw against Reims.

Nantes drew 1-1 with Metz at the weekend and the clubs form has changed for the better in recent weeks. Nantes have earned 7 points from their last 12 and come into this fixture in 14th place.

Victory over Lens would take Nantes within 2 points of them and move them up to 12th if they get a decent score over them. The problem with Nantes has been their away form where they have lost 3 from their five games played so far. Although their last away game did end in victory with a 2-0 win over Lorient.

Lens vs Nantes Head to Head

  • The clubs have not met here since 2015 when Lens won 1-0.
  • Nantes have won 3 of the last four meetings.
  • 5 of the last seven meetings has ended in under 2.5 goals.

Lens vs Nantes Prediction

Lens great start to the season has been based on their home form and only Reims who drew 4-4 with the club have taken points from them. This has to be respected and Lens will be a tough fixture for Nantes.

The weather could play its part in this encounter and it is thought to be foggy with a chill when the clubs meet. This is why we don’t expect to see many goals.

We will look into different markets for this game. Nantes have a good recent record over Lens which makes this match interesting but Nantes away form in general has been poor this season. Lens has the opportunity to climb up to sixth place at least with a win and this will be their greatest motivation.

Lens vs Nantes Bet Tips:

  • Half Time Result: Lens to be winning at 2.75 (7/4)
  • Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-0 to Lens at 2.50 (6/4) and 4.00 (3/1)
  • Under 2.5 goals at 1.70 (7/10).