Auxerre vs Lens Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 03/06/2023

Auxerre
03/06/23 - 20:00

Finished

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Lens

Auxerre - Lens

France Ligue 1 - Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps

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

Auxerre and Lens meet at the Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps in France’s Ligue 1 on Saturday, June 3rd. Auxerre need a positive result on the final day to ensure they stay up. Read our Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Auxerre vs Lens

Can Auxerre force the win they need to maintain their Ligue 1 status when they host Lens on the final day of the French campaign? Read our top Auxerre vs Lens predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Both Teams to Score

Auxerre face a nail-biting final day on Saturday in Ligue 1 when they entertain Lens in the knowledge that a win might be required to save their top flight skins. Auxerre’s pursuit of that positive result against a formidable Lens outfit should ensure that supporters are treated to a dramatic evening at the Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps. BTTS has landed in 100% of Auxerre’s last four matches there and we’re tipping this climactic fixture to follow suit.

Over 2.5 Goals

With their relegation rivals Nantes favourites to beat Angers in their own do-or-die contest, Auxerre will need to hunt down the win that could guarantee them a place in Ligue 1 next season instead, and their charge for victory could produce a cracker of a contest when they take on Lens. The visitors, who are guaranteed to finish second, have a frontline that’s full of goals and they will be happy to trade blows with Auxerre this weekend. Over 2.5 goals has landed in each of Lens’s last four games and we close our Auxerre vs Lens predictions with a recommendation to stick to the same line in this one.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Auxerre vs Lens

Check out our selection of key stats for Saturday’s bout featuring Auxerre vs Lens below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

14/01/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Auxerre

Auxerre

1

0

21/10/19

France Ligue 2 LI2

Lens

Lens

Auxerre

Auxerre

0

0

09/03/19

France Ligue 2 LI2

Lens

Lens

Auxerre

Auxerre

2

0

06/10/18

France Ligue 2 LI2

Auxerre

Auxerre

Lens

Lens

1

2

11/05/18

France Ligue 2 LI2

Lens

Lens

Auxerre

Auxerre

2

1

Last Five - Auxerre

24/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

SC Bastia

SC Bastia

Auxerre

Auxerre

1

1

D

17/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Annecy

Annecy

Auxerre

Auxerre

0

2

W

10/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Angers

Angers

Auxerre

Auxerre

0

1

W

03/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Pau

Pau

Auxerre

Auxerre

2

2

D

27/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Guingamp

Guingamp

Auxerre

Auxerre

1

1

D

Last Five - Lens

25/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Monaco

Monaco

Lens

Lens

3

2

L

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

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Auxerre vs Lens odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s meeting below.

Auxerre odds: 17/10 (2.70) – 37%

Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

Lens odds: 29/20 (2.45) – 40.8%

Unsurprisingly, Lens are Saturday’s expected winners according to the bookmakers and the implied probability of an away victory is currently set at a lofty 40.8%. Over 1.5 Lens goals meanwhile – which landed in nine each of their last four matches – can be added to your dockets at 11/10 (2.10 – 47.6%). A 2-2 draw could be an option to pursue in the correct score market at 55/1 (56.0). That outcome has an implied probability of 1.8%, however.

Auxerre vs Lens Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Auxerre vs Lens lineups and team news for Saturday’s Ligue 1 match-up below. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, make sure to follow the link.

Auxerre

Auxerre's treatment room is virtually empty, though midfielder Elisha Owusu is out of contention with an Achilles issue. Auxerre drew 1-1 at Toulouse last time out, though they are just two points clear of the drop zone ahead of the campaign's last day.

Predicted Lineup for Auxerre: Radu – Zedadka, Raveloson, Jubal, S. Toure, Mensah – Hein, Massengo, B. Toure, Sinayoko – da Costa

Lens

Steven Fortes and Jimmy Chabot are both out injured for Lens at present and neither player will feature on Saturday. Lens are finishing the season in style and their 3-0 win over Ajaccio last weekend re-affirmed their status as the second-best team in France behind PSG.

Predicted Lineup for Lens: Samba – Gradit, Danso, Medina – Sotoca, Abdul Samed, Fofana, Machado – Fulgini, Thomasson, Openda

Player to Watch – Lois Openda

Lois Openda is enjoying a stellar maiden campaign in France and the Belgian attacker reached the 20-goal barrier last weekend when he found the net from the spot against Ajaccio. The Lens star has the skills to turn the tide in his team’s favour again on Saturday.

Openda is believed to be on several clubs’ shortlists ahead of the summer transfer scramble. Premier League big hitters including Arsenal and Aston Villa are though to be monitoring his progress as are Inter Milan in Italy.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Auxerre

Auxerre
5-4-1
1
Andrei Radu
ro
97
Rayan Raveloson
mg
14
Gideon Mensah
gh
12
Birama Toure
fr
Substitutes
11
M'Baye Niang
sn
16
Donovan Leon
gf
6
Youssouf M'Changama
km

Lens

Lens
3-4-2-1
4
Kevin Danso
at
21
Massadio Haidara
ml
29
Przemyslaw Frankowski
pl
6
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
11
Lois Openda
be
Substitutes
9
Adam Buksa
pl
14
Facundo Medina
ar
13
Lukasz Poreba
pl
6
Jean Onana
cm
30
Brice Samba
fr

Auxerre vs Lens prediction


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