Lens to Keep Title Race Interesting as They Host Ajaccio

    RC Lens vs AC Ajaccio - 27/05/2023

    Lens to Keep Title Race Interesting as They Host Ajaccio
    25/05/23 1086

    With only two rounds of fixtures remaining in Ligue 1, all the matches this weekend will be played at the same time on the 27th of May.

    That includes the meeting between Lens and Ajaccio at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The hosts begin the weekend 2nd in the table on 78 points while the visitors are in 19th place on 23 points and have already been relegated.

    Lens come into the match on the back of a 3-1 win at Lorient last weekend which kept their faint hopes of winning the title alive. It was Lorient who opened the scoring after only 6 minutes but Lens struck the equaliser 14 minutes later.

    Lens took the lead in the 25th minute and secured maximum points with a third goal 3 minutes from time.

    The win at Lorient means Lens have won each of their last 5 fixtures, all of which have been played in Ligue 1. In addition to the win last weekend, there have been victories over Monaco, Marseille, and Reims at home plus a 1-0 win at Toulouse.

    Trends show Lens have won 9 of their 10 most recent matches in Ligue 1. Their home form has been excellent and Lens are undefeated in 22 of their last 23 home league fixtures.

    Lens have won each of their last 5 home league games and have scored 2 or more goals in each of those victories.

    Ajaccio travel to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis having suffered a heavy 5-0 loss at home against Rennes last weekend in Ligue 1.

    Rennes took just 14 minutes to open the scoring and by the time Ajaccio had a man sent off in the 63rd minute, they were already 4-0 down so the dismissal cannot be used as an excuse for the defeat.

    The loss at home against Rennes means Ajaccio have failed to win any of their last 11 games and have recorded just a single victory from their last 15 league matches. Ajaccio have lost 9 of their 11 most recent Ligue 1 fixtures.

    Away form in the league shows Ajaccio have lost each of their last 7 games. They have won just 1 of their last 13 Ligue 1 matches on the road and have conceded 3 or more goals in 6 of their last 9 away league games.

    Team news and Lens are without suspended forward Przemyslaw Frankowski who is suspended. Both Steven Fortes and Jimmy Cabot are injured.

    Ajaccio have two players suspended and Thomas Mangani and Mickaël Alphonse will be forced to watch from the stands. Ajaccio have no serious injury concerns.

    Looking at the form of the two teams, there can only be one winner from this match. We expect to see Lens record a comfortable victory, scoring plenty of goals in the process and keeping a clean sheet. It is highly unlikely they will win the league but Lens can sign off in style in their final home game.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    3 - 0
    1.14 8.00 15.00 no no no
    3 - 0(3 - 0)
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