Nantes vs Lens
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 17th January 2021
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade La Beaujoire (Nantes).
Nantes have continued to not win games and the pressure remains on the club as we are now headed into the new year.
The job at the club has been to shore up defence and they have drawn their last two games. Those matches were against tough opposition in Montpellier and Rennes and that is a good showing from the club but they really need to win games.
Currently Nantes are in 17th position and just three points from the bottom three. They have lost just once in their last 4 games which is encouraging but all of the other results have ended in draws. At home Nantes have won just twice so far and have drawn their last 3 games in a row.
Lens are 9th and are 10 points in front of Nantes, in some ways the club will feel they have already achieved success which for them was survival. Only the most awful of form would see the club go down from this position.
However Lens have lost 3 of their last four games and that includes coming into this one with back to back losses. Lens last game ended with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Strasbourg.
Nantes vs Lens Head to Head
- The teams have not met here since 2014 when Nantes won 1-0.
- Earlier this season the teams drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture.
- The last 3 meetings have all been under 2.5 goals.
Nantes vs Lens Prediction
Nantes have improved and Lens who are a good team have maybe shown some naivety lately and their form has fallen. This is a tough game for Lens but we have to respect them for what they have achieved so far this season.
We expect to see a close game so the best value could be backing the correct score at half time. This could be a physical game and mostly a match played in midfield with very little in it.
Backing a flurry of cards could be a good choice as tempers flair and we wouldn’t be surprised if one team ended up with 10 men. This is an important game for the home side who need to escape the clutches of the relegation zone.
Nantes vs Lens Betting Tips
Half Time: Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-0 to Nantes at 2.75 (7/4) and 4.00 (3/1)
A red card to be shown in the game at 5.00 (4/1).