Troyes vs Lens
France – Ligue 2.
Date: Monday, 28th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de l’Aube (Troyes).
The team from Troyes are badly in need of a win as they prepare to host the former champions-Lens on Monday.
Rui Almeida’s team has been performing poorly after being relegated this season from the Ligue 1. They are 10th in the table after losing 8 of their 21 matches. Scoring has been comparatively good as they netted 27 goals till now. Since the mid-table is quite congested some wins would help them get up the table.
They are winless in their last 5 competitive fixtures. This includes 2 defeats against Clermont in the league and to Saint-Pryve in Coupe de France. The recent 4 of those matches had less than 2.5 goals in total. From the last 5 matches at home, they have 3 wins sandwiched between two defeats. More than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those games also.
The former Ligue 1 champs are looking good to qualify to the top tier once again this season. They are 3rd in the table with winning 10 of their 21 games so far. Some wins would help them reach the automatic promotion spot just 7 points away.
But they are on a 2 match losing streak away from home. The recent defeat to Red Star who are at the bottom of the table was a shocker. They have to win away matches if they wish to qualify to the top tier next season.
Troyes vs Lens: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lens are unbeaten in the last 4 h2h matches against this opposition.
- They are on a 2 match win streak against Troyes across all venues.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in all 5 of their previous meetings.
- The home side has 2 wins and a loss in the last 4 matches against Lens at home.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in all those 4 matches at the home of Troyes.
Troyes vs Lens: Prediction
All their previous 5 meetings were low scoring games, with less than 2.5 goals at the full time. Last 3 away games of Lens also had a similar scoreline. Only one of their 10 h2h matches across all venues had a different outcome. So we can bet on the final score to have less than 2.5 goals with 1.61 odds.
Troyes have scored consistently at home in the league matches. They found the net in 7 of their last 9 games in front of the home crowd. Even though Lens have not scored in their 3 previous matches on the road. I think they will definitely find the net in this game because the hosts have given away goals in 4 of their recent home games. So we can bet on both the sides to score with 2.00 odds.
Troyes vs Lens: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.61 (3/5).
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).