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Lens vs Clermont Predictions, Odds, and Picks
Lens' fourth straight win last week put some much-needed distance in front of their competition for the second spot and kept the pressure on leaders PSG.
Lens to Win
With ten wins this season, Lens has put the rest of the league on notice. They went through only a single defeat this term, and after losing to Lille they won four straight matches which proved how mentally strong the team has become. Clermont is doing well this season on its own, but playing against an in-form Lens side will be tough to prevail. It is worth mentioning that Lens is the only team in Ligue 1 with a perfect home record. They have won all seven games.
Under 2.5 Goals
There are a lot of bests that are involved with Lens this season, and one of those things is their defense. Next to PSG, they conceded only nine goals, the best mark in the league. They are especially effective at home with a goal difference of 16-5. Clermont has been positive playing away which is one of the reasons they have kept their distance from the relegation zone.
Key information about Lens vs Clermont
Lens is going for a fifth straight victory
Lens players are certainly not happy that the season is going to stop because of the World Cup. They have enjoyed themselves immensely these past three months. Lens is not playing in Europe this season, and they are fully using that fact by keeping their Ligue 1 performances at a high level. Star striking duo of Lois Openda and Florian Sotoca have put the league on notice with a combined 13 goals scored, but the main strength for Lens, when it comes to their forward options, is their diversity in who scored goals. They are coming from all parts of the field which makes them very hard to overcome. Lot of praise should go to the defenders who are giving a lot of confidence to the rest of the team.
Lens predicted 11: Samba, Gradit, Danso, Medina, Frankowski, Fofana, Abdul Samed, Machado, Sotoca, Costa, Openda.
Clermont hasn't beaten anyone in their last four matches, but they suffered only a single loss to Brest. That was disappointing for the team because it came from a team in the lower part of the rankings, and Clermont played at home. Clermont is undefeated in their last four away matches with a positive total goal difference of 10-8. When they play away from home they more often use a close-knit formation to stop opposing attackers. With the striking force that Lens has at its disposal, this will be a tough task for Clermont defenders.
Clermont's predicted 11: Diaw, Seidu, Wieteska, Ogier, Rashani, Magnin, Gastien, Bela, Khaoui, Kyei, Andric.
Lens: Ismaily and Gabriel Gudmundsson are injured.
Clermont: Neto Borges, Brandon Baiye, Maxime Gonalons, and Mehdi Zeffane are injured.
Important FAQ about Lens vs Clermont
- When is the kick-off? – 16:00 BST, 17:00 CET
- Who is the favorite according to bookmakers? – Lens is the favorite
- What was the score the last time they met in Lens? – Lens won by 3-1