Lille vs Lens prediction, odds & betting tips – 29/03/2024

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France Ligue 1 - Stade Pierre Mauroy

Lille vs Lens prediction
Fight for a spot in Champions League – Photo by Icon Sport

The first match to be played in this round of Ligue 1 is the duel between Lille and Lens, scheduled for Friday, 29 March.

With both teams looking for crucial points in their pursuit of Champions League, who will prevail? Find out from our Lille vs Lens prediction, but remember to check out our Ligue 1 betting tips page too.

Lille vs Lens prediction: Lens to avoid a loss with both teams scoring

Lille vs Lens predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both teams to score - yes

⚽ Correct score prediction

Lille 1-1 Lens

👑 Double chance prediction

Lens or draw

Key Stats

  • Three of the last five H2H duels between Lille and Lens have ended without a winner.
  • Lille have managed to beat Lens just once in their last six meetings.
  • Both teams have scored in four of the last five H2H duels between these teams.
  • We saw both team score in the last three of Lille's matches in a row, across all competitions.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Lille favoured by the bookmakers

  • HOME: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.60%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30%
  • AWAY: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.60%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It is clear from these Lille vs Lens odds that the hosts are the expected winners, according to the bookies. Given that these two teams enter this match separated by just one point, it's also clear that the home-court advantage is the main reason for this.

Furthermore, both Lille and Lens have been in similar forms recently in Ligue 1 and their recent H2H duels don't give the advantage to any team, so we do expect a close duel.

In any case, if you want to get more betting predictions, check out some of our latest betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: A lot of draws in recent games

France Ligue 1 08/10/23

Lens

Lens

1
Lille

Lille

1

France Ligue 1 04/03/23

Lens

Lens

1
Lille

Lille

1

France Ligue 1 09/10/22

Lille

Lille

1
Lens

Lens

0

France Ligue 1 16/04/22

Lille

Lille

1
Lens

Lens

2

France Cup 04/01/22

Lens

Lens

2 (4)
Lille

Lille

2 (3)

Three of the last five H2H duels between Lille and Lens have ended in draws, though one of them did end in a win for Lens after penalty shootout in Coupe de France. Overall, Lille have the advantage in H2H duels – 37-34-29.

Lille preview: A tough schedule continues for Lille

After facing top-half teams in the last three rounds of Ligue 1, along with their duel with Sturm Graz in Europa Conference League, Lille have a lot of tough games coming up, starting with Lens and then continuing with Marseille, Aston Villa, Monaco, Lyon, etc. Despite this, their fans can be optimistic as Lille have been in good form recently and are currently fourth in the league, fighting for a spot in Champions League next season.

Meanwhile, Lille will be without injured Samuel Umtiti, Andrej Ilic, Rafael Fernandes, and Tiago Morais.

Predicted LineupChevalier – Santos, Yoro, Diakite, Ismaily – Bentaleb, Andre, Gomes – Zhegrova, Haraldsson, David

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

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Nice

Nice

2

Lille

Lille

2

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

W

Nantes

Nantes

1

Lille

Lille

2

France Ligue 1 06/05/24

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Lyon

Lyon

4

Lille

Lille

3

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

W

Metz

Metz

1

Lille

Lille

2

France Ligue 1 24/04/24

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Monaco

Monaco

1

Lille

Lille

0

Lens preview: Can they join the battle for the top?

Just like Lille, Lens have been on a rough schedule lately since their duel with Lille will be their fourth time meeting a top-five team in their last five games, with the fifth game being against the in-form Lyon. Taking that into account, Lens can be happy with their position even though they are currently sixth in the standings, but they are also just five points behind Brest, who are second in Ligue 1 right now.

At the moment, Deiver Machado and Jimmy Cabot are out with injuries, while Jonathan Gradit is questionable. Also, Abdukodir Khusanov is suspended for this match.

Predicted lineup: Samba – Medina, Danso, Gradit – Aguilar, Mendy, El Aynaoui, Frankowski – Thomasson – Wahi, Sotoca

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

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Montpellier

Montpellier

2

Lens

Lens

2

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

D

Rennes

Rennes

1

Lens

Lens

1

France Ligue 1 03/05/24

W

Lorient

Lorient

0

Lens

Lens

2

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

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Marseille

Marseille

2

Lens

Lens

1

France Ligue 1 20/04/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

Lens

Lens

1

Player to watch: Jonathan David

The Canadian striker is in great form at the moment, having scored the last four goals for Lille in Ligue 1. Overall, David has 15 goals in the league, which puts him only behind Mbapper in the list of top Ligue 1 scorers.

Jonathan David
Can David score in his fourth match in a row in Ligue 1? – Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport

Will David score first?

Not only did David score 15 goals so far in Ligue 1, but he was the first goalscorer on seven different occasions, so he's a good choice to score the first goal against Lens too.


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