Lens vs Strasbourg
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 9th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
Lens lost their sixth game of the season in midweek although it was no surprise as it was against league leaders Lyon.
The game was entertaining though and Lens gave a good account of themselves as they only lost 3-2 in a close battle.
Lens are in 8th place with 27 points and their objective of trying to qualify for European football next season is still possible. Lens have won 50% of their games at home and their last match here ended in a 2-1 victory over Brest.
Strasbourg are in 16th but earned their fifth win of the season as they beat Nimes 5-0 in perhaps their finest performance of the campaign in midweek.
As a result they have pulled 4 points clear of the bottom three. Away form is not great as they have lost 3 of their last 5 games but have 2 wins in between. Overall Strasbourg have lost six of their 9 games on the road.
Lens vs Strasbourg Head to Head
- The teams haven’t played here since 2017 when the game finished 1-1. This match was also the last time the clubs have met.
- The last six meetings have a 100% success rate to see both teams to score.
- The clubs have only played at Lens 3 times in the last 13 years and Strasbourg have no victories.
- There is a 70% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Lens vs Strasbourg Prediction
We expect to see a home win but a very entertaining game and many chances for both sides.
The clubs may take some risks here and that means that some tactics may go out of the window and we can see some end to end football.
Lens are a good team and have impressed this season and their recent defeat against Lyon will not affect them for this match. We will also look into the anytime goalscorer market as this game is very open and there is a lot of value to be had.
Lens vs Strasbourg Betting Tips
Lens to beat Strasbourg at 2.25 (5/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Habib Diallo of Strasbourg at 2.50 (6/4).