Lens vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 23rd January 2021
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
There are just 2 games in Ligue 1 on Saturday and we kick off when Lens who are in seventh place will take on Nice who are in 14th position.
Lens come into this match unbeaten in their last 2 games and in midweek they stunned Marseille by beating them 1-0 away from home. It was a really surprising result that saw Lens play well and limit Marseille to just 1 shot on target.
Lens would go past Marseille and into sixth place with a win at the weekend but that isn’t guaranteed as the club have lost 3 of their last 4 games at home. Their last home game ended in a 1-0 loss against Strasbourg.
Nice have not won a game for five weeks and as a result have slipped down and are only 8 points from the bottom three. A change of coaches has made no difference to the team who continue to struggle.
However Nice have won 15 of their 23 points away from home and have lost just once on the road in their last five games. Their last away game ended in a 1-1 draw with Metz.
Lens vs Nice: Head to Head
- The clubs have not played here since 2014 when Lens won 2-0.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Nice won 2-1.
- There is an 80% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Lens vs Nice: Prediction
This looks like it will be a cautious game between two sides who are quite equal despite the different placings.
Nice are in trouble and one wonders where their next win will come from but they have been solid away from home lately.
Lens will be very confident after just beating Marseille but they do remain quite an unpredictable side so our choice will be to avoid a result and go with history and opt for a lack of goals.
Lens vs Nice Bet Tips:
Under 2.5 goals at 1.72 (8/11)
Half Time Result: A draw at 2.10 (11/10).