Lorient vs Lens Prediction & Match Preview

Lorient vs Lens Coupe de France Predictions by LeagueLane

Lorient vs Lens Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in Coupe de France on Thursday, 9 February 2023.

Lorient have slightly been out of form lately, and as a result they are finding it hard to climb into the top-five of the French league table.

On the other hand though, Lens are flying high. They are in possession of the third spot, and are giving a tough chase to toppers PSG and Marseille.

Lorient vs Lens Head-to-head stats

The two teams locked horns a few months before, and then Lens registered a massive 5-2 win. They also won four of the past six encounters, and scored two or more goals in five of the previous six meetings.

It is also to be noted that the hosts won just once at this ground in the last six years.

Who will win the match between Lorient vs Lens?

Recent form as well as superior h2h record tips the scales in favor of Lens. They lost just once in the past five months, and just twice in all competitions since April of 2022. One of these defeats even came against former champions Lille.

Meanwhile, Lorient won just thrice in the past five months. One of these wins came against a team from the lower divisions, while one came against the relegation-threatened Angers.

Likely, it appears that visitors Lens have the edge this Thursday.

How many goals will be scored in the match?

Seven of the last eight games of Lorient had three or more goals, and so did eight of their past eleven appearances at home. They have struggled with their defense all through this season.

On top of that, Lens scored five goals in the latest h2h encounter, and two or more goals in four of the last five h2h clashes.

Chances are quite high for goals to come in plenty this game week.

Will Both Teams Score in the match?

Lens do have the upper hand for this upcoming encounter. But do note that they failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four road trips in a row, and they conceded twice or more in four of the last five h2h clashes at this ground.

Lorient are definitely not going to bow down without a fight, and likely goals are expected from either side of the pitch.

Lorient vs Lens Prediction

Lens are in the running for a spot in the podium, and have a dominant h2h record against this opponent. In fact, this same season they registered a 5-2 win over Lorient, and also won four of the past six h2h clashes.

Meanwhile, all Lorient could manage in the last five months were three wins – and two of these came against teams currently battling relegation, or in the lower divisions.

For the reasons, Lens to Win at an odd of 2.00 looks quite appealing.

Going on, the defense of the guests has not been top notch lately. They failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their past 14 overall fixtures, and in their last four road trips in a row. On top of that, they also let in two or more goals in four of the past five h2h meetings.

All of these help us to make our second pick – the Both Teams to Score wager at an odd of 1.80.

Lorient vs Lens Betting Tips

  • Lens to Win @ 2.00
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80.