Lens vs Angers Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 18/03/2023

Lens
18/03/23 - 20:00

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Angers

Lens - Angers

France Ligue 1 - Stade Bollaert-Delelis

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

Top Predictions and Best Odds for Lens vs Angers

Lens will be an overwhelming favorite to get the three points they need against the worst team in the league.

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Lens to Win-to-Nil

The odds for Lens vs Angers prediction when we look at the clear-cut win are small for consideration, so we might as well try to bet on a team that has held the best defense in Ligue 1. Lens has conceded only 21 goals, and interestingly that is the number of goals that Angers scored this term. At the same time, the visiting side has the worst defense in the league and is the only one that allowed 60 goals. Angers also has only a couple of wins this season with a league-high 21 losses, and no team is even close to that number. Lens, on the other hand, is also the second-best home team in the league with eleven wins, one draw, and a loss apiece. The first match of the current campaign ended with a 2-1 Lens win.

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Over 2.5 Goals

Even though Lens doesn't allow many goals, they score a decent amount. Lens doesn't go over 2.5 goals all that much, they did it only 12 times this season while Angers went over the line on 18 occasions, but mostly because they suffered some heavy losses, and conceded a lot of goals. Angers had three games with more than two goals scored in their last five matches. When it comes to their h2h record, the last five encounters covered over 2.5 goals pick.

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Current Market Odds and Stats for Lens vs Angers prediction

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

Head to Head

05/11/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Angers

Angers

Lens

Lens

1

2

27/02/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Angers

Angers

Lens

Lens

1

2

26/11/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Angers

Angers

2

2

28/02/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Angers

Angers

Lens

Lens

2

2

29/11/20

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Angers

Angers

1

3

Last Five - Lens

22/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

Lens

Lens

3

2

L

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Reims

Reims

Lens

Lens

1

1

D

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

Lens

Lens

0

0

D

10/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Lens

Lens

1

3

W

03/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

Lens

Lens

0

1

W

Last Five - Angers

17/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

St Etienne

St Etienne

Angers

Angers

3

0

L

10/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Auxerre

Auxerre

Angers

Angers

1

0

L

03/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

Angers

Angers

1

2

W

29/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Angers

Angers

1

0

L

23/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

US Quevilly

US Quevilly

Angers

Angers

2

3

W

This is how the bookmakers are valuing Lens vs Angers odds this weekend:

Lens odds: 2/7 (1.29) – 77.8%

Draw odds: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%

Angers odds: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%

The bookies made sure that Lens has the highest probability rate for the win, but that is something most bettors expected. The odds are not too generous, so it is best to go through a plethora of options that are available across the markets, and some of those options you can check on our football betting tips page. Here are some other opportunities available: Going for an early goal between 1-15 minutes will get you odds of 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%, and looking for Over 1.5 Goals after the First-Half will get you a price of 6/4 (2.50) – 40%.

Team Information, Preview, and Lens vs Angers Lineups

Lens

After going through a crises period during the second part of the season, Lens is finally starting to gel once again, and at the right time. They are third in the rankings holding onto a final Champions League position and with still eleven matches to go before the end of the season, things will get tricky down the line. Lens still has a chance of getting to second place as well. However, there are some major injury concerns for the team: Jean Louis Leca, Facundo Medina, Wesley Said, Steven Fortes, and Adam Buksa are out of this weekend's match.

Potential lineup: Samba, Frankowski, Gradit, Danso, Haidara, Abdul Samed, Fofana, Sotoca, Thomasson, Fulgini, Openda.

Angers

With the visiting team all but certain as the first team to be relegated with a massive 13-point disadvantage from the first team outside the relegation line, Angers players have little to look forward to before the end of the season. Most of them are already thinking about their future, whether they will remain at the club or try to secure their next job in another Ligue 1 team. Illyes Chetti, Faouzi Ghoulam, Ali Kalla, and Ulrick Eneme-Ella are expected to miss out on the trip to Lens.

Potential lineup: Bernardoni, Doumbia, Hountondji, Blazic, Valery, El Melali, Capelle, Mendy, Abdelli, Sima, Hunou.

Starting lineups

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

Lens

Lens
4-2-3-1
30
Brice Samba
fr
29
Przemyslaw Frankowski
pl
24
Jonathan Gradit
fr
4
Kevin Danso
at
21
Massadio Haidara
ml
26
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
8
Seko Fofana
fr
7
Florian Sotoca
fr
28
Adrien Thomasson
fr
20
Angelo Fulgini
fr
11
Lois Openda
be
Substitutes
23
Ismael Boura
fr
6
Jean Onana
cm
13
Lukasz Poreba
pl
25
Julien Le Cardinal
fr
36
Remy Labeau Lascary
mq
18
Alexis Claude-Maurice
fr
10
David Pereira Da Costa
pt
16
Jean-Louis Leca
fr
3
Deiver Machado
co

Angers

Angers
4-3-3
1
Paul Bernardoni
fr
28
Farid El Melali
dz
94
Yann Valery
tn
29
Ousmane Camara
fr
2
Batista Mendy
fr
6
Nabil Bentaleb
dz
3
Souleyman Doumbia
ci
15
Pierrick Capelle
fr
10
Himad Abdelli
fr
7
Ibrahima Niane
sn
25
Abdoulaye Bamba
ci
Substitutes
24
Jean Matteo Bahoya
fr
45
Guede Nadje
ci
30
Yahia Fofana
fr
19
Abdallah Sima
sn
23
Adrien Hunou
fr
26
Waniss Taibi
fr
22
Cedric Hountondji
bj
4
Halid Sabanovic
ba
92
Sada Thioub
sn

Player to Watch: Lois Openda

Man of the hour once again, it is hard to argue what Lois Openda is capable of, especially after his four-minute hat-trick last week against Clermont. He is now at 12 goals this season with a couple of assists on the record as well.

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Questions and Answers for Lens vs Angers prediction

  • When is the kick-off time? – 20:00 BST, 21:00 CET
  • Where is the match venue? – Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
  • Who is the referee? – Bastien Dechepy
  • Where can you watch the match? – British viewers can watch the game on BT Sport
  • How many goals did they score this season? – Lens scored 44 goals while Angers recorded 21

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