Lens vs Troyes
Coupe de France
Date: Wednesday, 7th February 2018
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens).
Ligue 1 side Troyes will take the visit to Ligue 2 side Lens for a chance to play in the quarter finals of the Coupe de France. This game has already interested the market as the bookmakers feel that Lens are have the best chance and have made them the favourites despite being in the lower league.
In Ligue 2 Lens are currently in 16th position but do have a six point safety gap to the bottom three. The club has no wins in the league for almost a month. Even more worryingly for them is that they come into this game having lost back to back home matches.
Troyes may be joining Lens as current standings go as they are in 19th place in Ligue 1. Form is poor with 4 losses from their last five games. Away from home has won just 2 games from 11 matches and have the 2nd worst away record in the league.
Lens vs Troyes: Head to Head
From the last 6 matches at Lens, Troyes has no wins
The last time the teams played here was in 2017 and the match finished 0-0
There is an 82% chance to see under 2.5 goals when these teams meet
Lens vs Troyes: Prediction
Lens will be favorites based on being at home and the fact that Troyes may rest some players. Keeping in Ligue 1 is important. At the same time Troyes has the chance to really boost confidence and get to the last 8 of the competition. But they do have a bad record at this ground. We go for a narrow home win but our main is to see under 2.5 goals.
Lens vs Troyes: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.72
Lens to beat Troyes at 2.40
Correct score Lens to win 1-0 or 2-0 at 6.50 and 11.00 respectively.