Lyon vs Lens Prediction & Match Preview

Lyon vs Lens French Ligue 1 Prediction by LeagueLane

Lyon vs Lens
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 6th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Lyon).

Lyon will be the big favourites to win this game and it must feel like the 2000s again for Lyon to be back on top of the league.

Lyon are in 1st place with 36 points but they are only their in front of Lille because of goal difference. Lyon have won their last 2 games in a row beating Nice 4-1 and Nantes 3-0 and they are in very good form.

Lyon have won 5 from their 8 games at home and are unbeaten and have earned 18 points at home from a possible 24. They are scoring on average 2 goals per game at home.

Lens are in 7th place and are having a strong season for them. They have won 2 of their last three games and their latest match ended in victory over Brest winning that game 2-1.

Lens have won 50% of their games away from home which is impressive although they lost their game away against Metz that ended a 3 game winning streak.

Lyon vs Lens: Head to Head

  • The clubs have not met here in the league since 2014 and Lens won that game 1-0.
  • Lyon have won 5 of the last six league meetings.
  • There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.

Lyon vs Lens: Prediction

Lyon are 1.44 and that is probably justified as they should have little trouble here. But we should be looking for better value and that will be in their handicap price which we will take on.

For smaller stakes back the correct score. In the last decade Lyon have beaten Lens five times by either 2-0 or 3-0 and that will be terrific value and should be put on.

Lyon have both Lille and PSG breathing down their necks so there is huge motivation to win and they shouldn’t slip up at home in midweek.

Lyon vs Lens: Bet Tips:

  • Handicap: Lyon to beat Lens with a -1 goal start at 2.25 (5/4)
  • Correct Score: Lyon to beat Lens 2-0 or 3-0 at 7.00 (6/1) at 10.00 (9/1).