Saint-Etienne vs Lens Prediction & Match Preview

Saint-Etienne vs Lens French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Saint-Etienne vs Lens 
France – Ligue 1 
Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022 
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET 
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. 

Etienne have been the absolute worst of the teams in the French top flight, and it’s no wonder that they are placed bottom-most in the table. They are on a long losing streak, and are possibly on an express course to get relegated at end of the campaign. 

They are conceding goals in huge numbers, and also have one of the weakest offenses in the entire league. 

Meanwhile, Lens are one of the best in the competition, and are on a run to climb into the top-five of the table. As of now, they are placed sixth in standings, and their few losses in 2021-22 had come against some of the best in Ligue 1. 

Going on, they also have a great h2h record against this rival in recent years. Judging all these factors, expect a win for Lens this weekend at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. 

Saint-Etienne vs Lens Head-to-head (h2h) 

  • Lens are on an unbeaten run since 2014. 
  • They had scored two or more goals in the past four meetings in a row. 
  • The last the hosts won at this venue was back in 2010. 
  • The guests had scored three or more goals in three of the preceding four clashes at this ground. 

Saint-Etienne vs Lens Prediction & Analysis 

Etienne lost 0-1 at home the last match-day, against Nantes. They had also lost five of the past seven fixtures, and they are on a three-game losing run at home.  

Note that they had conceded a total of 13 goals from their former five appearances at home, and the last they kept a clean sheet at home was in May. 

On the other hand, Lens registered a 1-0 win at home against Rennes. They had also won three of the preceding four matches, and they had remained unbeaten in six of their last eight fixtures. 

On top of that, they also have a better h2h record in recent years.  

Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Lens this Saturday. 

Key Stats for Betting 

  • Etienne are placed bottom-most in the table, and have won just twice all through the campaign. 
  • Only one team has scored fewer goals than them, while only two other squads have conceded more than them. 
  • Meanwhile, only two teams have scored more goals than Lens – one of them being toppers PSG. 
  • The team needs a surplus of just one point to climb two spots higher – to the fourth position. 

Tips for Saint-Etienne vs Lens 

  • Lens to Win @ 2.25 (5/4) 
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Lens @ 2.00 (1/1). 
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