Arsenal vs Lens prediction, odds & betting tips 29/11/2023

Arsenal
29/11/23 - 20:00

Finished

6

-

0

Lens

Arsenal - Lens

UEFA Champions League - Emirates Stadium

5th Round

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

Everything you need to know about Arsenal vs Lens

We're bringing you our Champions League predictions for the Group B clash between Arsenal on Lens on Wednesday night. The Gunners top the group head into the penultimate game and a point would be enough to see Mikel Arteta's side qualify for the Knockout stage.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Under 2.5 Goals have been scored in three of Arsenal's last four matches in all competitions.
  • Four of Lens' last six outings in league and cup have witnessed more than three goals.
  • Lens have conceded and scored one goal per game on average in this season's Champions League.

Arsenal to Win-to-Nil

  • Arsenal have won four of their last six fixtures.
  • Arsenal have kept three clean sheets in their last six attempts.
  • Lens have failed to score in two of their last four matches.

Arsenal vs Lens Odds & Bookmakers

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Arsenal vs Lens.

Head to Head

03/10/23

UEFA Champions League UCL

Lens

Lens

Arsenal

Arsenal

2

1

22/07/16

Europe Friendlies Europe

Lens

Lens

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

1

Last Five - Arsenal

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

2

W

12/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd

Man Utd

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

1

W

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

3

W

01/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Man City

Man City

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

1

W

28/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Tottenham

Tottenham

Arsenal

Arsenal

2

3

W

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

Arsenal odds: 10/29 (1.34) – 74.4%

Draw odds: 24/5 (5.80) – 17.2%

Lens odds: 21/2 (11.50) – 8.7%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

Arsenal are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 74.4%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on this pick. For more football betting tips on this Group B game, check out the Correct Score market. A bet on Arsenal to win 1-0 is priced at 15/2 (8.50) with a probability of 11.8%, a 2-0 Arsenal victory has odds of 6/1 (7.00) and a probability of 14.3%, while a 3-0 home win is priced at 10/1 (11.00) but the probability is just 9.1%.

Arsenal vs Lens Lineups and Last Match

Arsenal

Arsenal claimed a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Sevilla in their last Champions League game. A goal in the first half from Leandro Trossard put the hosts in front just shy of the half-hour mark and Bakayo Saka moved from provider of the first goal to scorer of the second in the sixty-fourth minute, wrapping up a deserved 2-0 victory. Emile Smith-Rowe and Thomas Partey are the two main injury concerns for the Gunners heading into Wednesday's match.

Predicted Lineup – Raya (GK), Tomiyasu, Gabriel, White, Saliba, Jorginho, Rice, Havertz, Trossard, Saka & Martinelli

Lens

Lens were away at PSV for their last group game where an ill-disciplined performance lead to a narrow 1-0 defeat for the Ligue 1 side. Lens picked up eight yellow cards and one red card during the match, a match in which a goal from Luuk de Jong in the first half won the game for the home side. Lens are still well in the race to finish as runners-up in Group B but can't afford to lose on Wednesday night. Morgan Guilavogui misses the trip to London due to suspension, while Deiver Machado could also miss out with a groin injury.

Predicted Lineup – Samba (GK), Gradit, Haïdara, Danso, Medina, Mendy, Thomasson, Frankowski, Abdul Samed, Sotoca & Wahi

Starting Lineups

Arsenal

Arsenal
4-3-3
11
Gabriel Martinelli
br
22
David Raya
es
18
Takehiro Tomiyasu
jp
2
William Saliba
fr
6
Gabriel Magalhaes
br
35
Oleksandr Zinchenko
ua
8
Martin Odegaard
no
41
Declan Rice
gb
29
Kai Havertz
de
7
Bukayo Saka
gb
9
Gabriel Jesus
br
Substitutes
14
Edward Nketiah
gb
24
Reiss Nelson
gb
4
Ben White
gb
15
Jakub Kiwior
pl
1
Aaron Ramsdale
gb
31
Karl Hein
ee
25
Mohamed Elneny
eg
17
Cedric Soares
pt
20
Jorginho
it
19
Leandro Trossard
be
59
Myles Lewis-Skelly
gb
63
Ethan Nwaneri
gb

Lens

Lens
3-4-3
30
Brice Samba
fr
24
Jonathan Gradit
fr
4
Kevin Danso
at
14
Facundo Medina
ar
29
Przemyslaw Frankowski
pl
26
Nampalys Mendy
sn
6
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
21
Massadio Haidara
ml
7
Florian Sotoca
fr
9
Sepe Elye Wahi
fr
11
Angelo Fulgini
fr
Substitutes
2
Ruben Aguilar
fr
10
David Pereira Da Costa
pt
23
Neil El Aynaoui
fr
40
Yannick Pandor
mq
18
Andy Diouf
fr
20
Faitout Maouassa
fr
22
Wesley Said
fr
28
Adrien Thomasson
fr
16
Jean-Louis Leca
fr
3
Deiver Machado
co
25
Abdukodir Khusanov
uz

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Bakayo Saka

Saka has been in good form in the Champions League this season, helping to take Arsenal to the brink of qualification for the knockout stage.

With two goals and three assists in Group B, Saka has been vital in the way Arsenal have performed and the results they have picked up in the Champions League this season.

Saka is certainly the player to watch in this game as we expect him to shine against a Lens team that doesn't tend to concede a lot of goals. Can Ska crack open a tough Lens defence and help guide Arsenal to the knockout stage? We believe so.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things