Red Star vs Lens
France – Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 14th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Stadion Pierre Brisson (Beauvais).
Two teams from extreme ends of the league table are pitted against each other this week. The fortunes of either team cannot be more contrasting.
Lens has found a place in the playoff mix of the league table and is gunning for the top-two spots which ensures automatic qualification to Ligue 1. Their opponents for the game, Red Star, is dead-last in league standings and is a prime candidate to get relegated at the end of the season.
Faruk Hadzibegic’s men have conceded more goals than any other team in Ligue 2 as of now and have the worst goal difference to go along with it too.
Sang et Or has been really outdoing themselves compared to their performance in the last season. They managed to avoid relegation and finished a modest 14th in the table, whereas right now, they are in the equation to get promoted.
Red Star vs Lens Head-to-head (h2h)
- Le Racing has a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- The Blood and Gold have never failed to score against their rival for this tie.
- At this venue, Philippe Montanier’s men have a 100% winning record in h2h games.
- Both teams got on the scoresheet in all games between these teams at the Stadion Pierre Brisson.
- All h2h ties at this stadium had over 2.5 match goals.
Red Star vs Lens Prediction
This is almost a no-brainer for any French football fan. The team captained by Formose Mendy has easily been the worst team in the league by far. They have lost four of their last five home-ties and eight of their last 11.
Overall, they have been winless in 18 of their last 23 games. At home, they failed to score in four of their last five attempts and conceded three or more goals in their last eight appearances.
Le Racing meanwhile has scored in every single game against this opponent, and at this stadium, has a 100% winning record in h2h ties.
The hosts have already half-accepted their fate that they would be relegated and is quite unmotivated. At the same time, Lens is in intense competition with four other teams for their spot.
Just one point separated these five teams, and therefore the visitors would very much like to improve their goal difference as well. Expect an away win and at least two goals by the visitors.
Red Star vs Lens Betting Tips
To Win: Lens @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Lens @ 2.20 (6/5).