Lens to add to Angers woes

    RC Lens vs Angers SCO - 18/03/2023

    Lens to add to Angers woes
    16/03/23 1700

    On Saturday night, Lens and Angers clash at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Ligue One as the home side looks to enhance their chances of playing Champions League football next season.


    The home team currently sits in third place in the Ligue One table, two points adrift of Marseille, who occupy the last automatic Champions League spot.

    Franck Haise’s team is currently four games unbeaten in the French top flight, although they have won just two of their previous eight games in Ligue One. Last time out, Lens recorded a comfortable 4-0 win at Clermont.

    Lens has a strong recent home record in Ligue One, as they have won 11 of their last 13 league matches on home soil.

    Their recent home games in the French top flight have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four league matches on home soil.


    The visitors are experiencing a season to forget, as they currently sit bottom of the Ligue One table, 13 points from safety and seemingly doomed to life in the French second tier.

    A 19-game winless run in Ligue One, including 17 league defeats, goes some way to explaining their position at the foot of the French top-flight table.

    Unsurprisingly, Angers head into this game on the back of a four-game losing run in the league. They have also conceded at least two goals in all four of the recent defeats.

    Angers are also winless in nine away games, having suffered defeat in eight of the matches in the poor run.

    A lack of goals has been a trend in their recent away games in Ligue One, as they have failed to score in seven of their last eight away matches.

    What does Forebet predict?

    Forebet predicts that Lens will record a comfortable victory in a high-scoring encounter to aid their chances of claiming a top-two spot in Ligue One this season.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    1.30 5.75 8.50 no no no
    3 - 0(2 - 0)
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