Brest vs Lens Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 13/08/2023

Brest
13/08/23 - 12:00

Finished

3

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2

Lens

Brest - Lens

France Ligue 1 - Stade Francis-Le Ble

1st Round

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

Lens and Brest start their new league campaigns with what will be the third meeting between the sides already in Brest this calendar year. The game will be played on Sunday, August 13th. Here is our detailed preview of the game, as well as our best Brest vs Lens free betting tips. Check out our other French Ligue 1 predictions at our dedicated Ligue 1 betting tips page. 

Brest vs Lens Predictions and Betting Tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Brest vs Lens, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

BTTS

  • All of the last 3 H2Hs had BTTS outcomes. 
  • Brest saw 4 of their last 5 league games go without a clean sheet for either side. 
  • Identical for Lens, only 1 of their last 5 league games had a clean sheet in it. 

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Lens saw 8 of their last 9 league games go over 2.5 goals. 
  • Brest are also no strangers to high-scoring contests – 4 of their last 5 league outings had at least 3 goals. 
  • There were 3 or more goals in 2 of the last 3 H2Hs too. 

Top Betting Odds and Key Stats for Brest vs Lens

Check the best Brest vs Lens odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

05/02/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Brest

Brest

Lens

Lens

1

1

22/01/23

France Cup France

Brest

Brest

Lens

Lens

1

3

07/08/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Brest

Brest

3

2

05/03/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Brest

Brest

0

1

21/11/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Brest

Brest

Lens

Lens

4

0

Last Five - Brest

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Marseille

Marseille

Brest

Brest

0

1

W

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

Brest

Brest

1

1

D

07/02/24

France Cup France

PSG

PSG

Brest

Brest

3

1

L

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nice

Nice

Brest

Brest

0

0

D

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Brest

Brest

2

2

D

Last Five - Lens

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

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Toulouse

Toulouse

Lens

Lens

0

2

W

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Brest odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.0% Probability

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8% Probability

Lens odds: 22/23 (1.96) – 51.1% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Lens to be the expected winners in this match, with a 51.10% win probability. Regarding other markets, we think Over 2.5 Goals is worth considering at 1/1 (2.00) – 50.00%.

Brest – Lens Preview: Latest Form, News, and Potential Lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Brest vs Lens lineups.

Brest

Brest flirted with danger all of last season but several crucial wins when it mattered most and against direct rivals at the foot of the table proved enough for survival. 

It has been a relatively quiet summer for Brest in terms of activity. The most notable departure was that of striker Honorat. Loaned in Inter’s talented forward Martin Satriano to replace him. Satriano has played for Brest before, so the Pirates might have no debutants in their startling lineup. 

The main target man Steve Mounie, as well as recently signed Lebeau and Escartin, could miss the game. They are all complaining of minor injuries. 

Brest Predicted Lineup: 

Bizot (GK), Lala, Chardonnet, Brassier, Locko, Magnetti, Lees-Melou, Pereira-Lage, Del Castillo, Le Douaron & Satriano

Lens

Lens enjoyed an excellent last season and they stayed in the top 3 for pretty much the entire duration of the campaign. Lois Openda and his 21 league goals were one of the main reasons why Lens were so successful. Openda has left the club now, so Lens are bound to miss him. 

The other big summer departure was that of the key playmaker Seko Fofana. So, Lens lost their 2 best forward assets this summer. Yet to invest too much in new signings. 

Goalkeepers Leca and Farinez are nursing injuries. Samba is the regular on goal anyway so this is not a major issue. However, having 3 sidelined players in midfield weakens this area. All of Said, Poreba and Cabot continue rehabilitation after serious injuries. 

Lorient Predicted Lineup: 

Samba (GK), Gradit, Danso, Medina, Frankowski, Samed, Diouf, Machado, Thomasson, Fulgini & Sotoca

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

Brest

Brest
4-3-3
7
Martin Satriano
uy
Substitutes
70
Karamoko Dembele
gb
4
Achraf Dari
ma
9
Steve Mounie
bj

Lens

Lens
3-4-2-1
30
Brice Samba
fr
4
Kevin Danso
at
14
Facundo Medina
ar
29
Przemyslaw Frankowski
pl
6
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
18
Andy Diouf
fr
27
Morgan Guilavogui
gn
Substitutes
21
Massadio Haidara
ml

Player to Watch: Przemyslaw Frankowski

Frankowski was one of the most effective players for Lens last season. Despite limited minutes, he was creating a big chance every 34.5 minutes he was on the pitch. Frankowski is mainly used on the right flank and his ability to deliver sharp crosses but also to cut inside and attempt shots make him a major threat. 

With both Fofana and Openda gone, there is a starting role opening for Frankowski and we back him to try and shine early in the season so he cements it.

Brest vs Lens prediction


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