Lens vs Ajaccio Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 27/05/2023

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Lens - AC Ajaccio

France Ligue 1 - Stade Bollaert-Delelis

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Lens vs Ajaccio Top Predictions and Best Picks

Lens is on the verge of securing a direct place in the Champions League group stage next season after their main competitor Marseille lost last week.

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Lens to Win-to-Nil

The first Lens vs Ajaccio prediction is about the home team and their season-best defensive line. Ajaccio has been relegated, so the job should be even more easier for Lens who are a win away from officially securing a Champions League spot next season. This will be the culmination of a terrific season for the home team who had only a minor crisis in the middle of the year before regaining their composure and moving into the top threefold. How good and consistent Lens was throughout the season can be seen in their home record which is the best in Ligue 1 standing at 16 wins and only one draw, as well as a loss. Lens also has the best defense in the league, they are the only team that didn't concede more than 30 goals this term. At the same time, Ajaccio's scoring record is so dismal that they failed to get on the scoresheet in their last five matches.

Over 2.5 Goals

Ajaccio looks deflated which is not a surprise considering that they are already relegated and the club is preparing for a return to Ligue 2 next season. This is the end many in the club were hoping to avoid, but at the end of the day, realizing it was something that was not realistically avoidable. Lens hasn't been the best over 2.5 goals team this season, but they were a part of those kinds of matches in four out of their last five outings. Ajaccio had three games of more than two goals scored out of the last five. Looking at the Lens vs Ajaccio h2h matchup, only two matches from their past five encounters went over the line.

Statistics and Market Options for the Lens vs Ajaccio prediction

These are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

14/08/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Lens

Lens

0

0

14/12/19

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Lens

Lens

1

2

10/05/19

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Lens

Lens

0

2

22/12/18

France Ligue 2 LI2

Lens

Lens

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

2

23/04/18

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Lens

Lens

2

0

Last Five - Lens

12/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Red Star FC 93

Red Star FC 93

Lens

Lens

0

6

W

06/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

KV Kortrijk

KV Kortrijk

Lens

Lens

3

6

W

19/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Montpellier

Montpellier

Lens

Lens

2

2

D

12/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Rennes

Rennes

Lens

Lens

1

1

D

03/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Lens

Lens

0

2

W

Last Five - AC Ajaccio

17/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

2

0

L

10/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Grenoble

Grenoble

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

2

1

L

03/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

4

0

L

27/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

US Quevilly

US Quevilly

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

1

D

23/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Valenciennes

Valenciennes

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

0

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These are the latest odds for the match in question:

Lens odds: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.3%

Draw odds: 8/1 (8.00) – 12.5%

Ajaccio odds: 15/1(15.00) – 6.7%

Lens vs Ajaccio odds are not surprising, to say the least, the expected winner is the home team and the probability of that happening is well over 80 percent. Lens is a huge favorite in this matchup for plenty of reasons, but the downside is that the odds don't reflect any real value which means that the bettors should look at alternative options instead of focusing on a simple win scenario. You can check what is on offer in different betting markets on our football predictions today page, and here are some of the suggestions for this particular match: Florian Sotoca scoring Anytime could bring you odds up to 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3% while going for a Lens with Over 3.5 Goals, the value stands at 6/4 (2.50) – 40%.

Lens vs Ajaccio Lineups, Team Information, Match Preview

Lens

Everything for Lens, up until this point of the season, goes down to a single game. They were hoping that a title was possible at one stage of the season but soon realized that is tough to follow the standard put out there by PSG. But, there was a secondary goal which is almost as high as it gets and that is qualifying for the Champions League. Steven Fortes, Mamadou Camara, Yannick Pandor, Wuilker Farinez, and Jimmy Cabot are injured while Przemyslaw Frankowski is suspended.

Probable lineup: Samba, Gradit, Onana, Medina, Abdul Samed, Fofana, Machado, Fulgini, Sotoca, Thomasson, Openda.

Ajaccio

There is not much that can be said about the team that has been already relegated and have the worst efficiency rating in the league. Ajaccio managed to score only 22 goals in 36 matches which says everything that we need to know about this team. They haven't scored a goal in their last five games. Thomas Mangani and Mickael Alphonse are suspended for the visiting team while Francois-Joseph Sollacaro, Youssouf Kone, Ismael Diallo, Vincent Marchetti, Romain Hamouma, and Yoann Touzghar are injured.

Probable lineup: Leroy, Vidal, Alhadhur, Gonzalez, Youssouf, Chegra, Barreto, Coutadeur, Spadanuda, El Idrissy, Soumano.

Player to Watch: Florian Sotoca

The French center-forward has done well to complement star striker Lois Openda at the front of the starting lineup for Lens. He is second in scoring with seven goals but leads the team in the assists department with nine.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Lens

Lens
3-4-2-1
30
Brice Samba
fr
4
Kevin Danso
at
14
Facundo Medina
ar
6
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
11
Lois Openda
be
Substitutes
13
Lukasz Poreba
pl
6
Jean Onana
cm
21
Massadio Haidara
ml
9
Adam Buksa
pl

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio
4-5-1
20
Mohamed Youssouf
km
25
Oumar Gonzalez
cm
21
Cedric Avinel
gp
14
Cyrille Bayala
bf

FAQs for Lens vs Ajaccio prediction

  • Where is the match venue? – Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
  • Who is the referee? – Thomas Leonard
  • What was the score when they last met? – It was a goalless draw

 


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