Lens vs Monaco prediction, odds & betting tips 25/02/2024

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Lens vs Monaco prediction
Can Lens get revenge against Monaco for Coupe de France? – Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport

The derby of the round in Ligue 1 is the duel between Lens and Monaco, scheduled for Sunday, 25 February.

The two teams met recently in Coupe de France and we saw a close duel, decided after penalties to Monaco's favour. Will Lens get their revenge here? Read our Lens vs Monaco prediction to find out, but don't forget to take a look at our other Ligue 1 predictions too.

Lens vs Monaco prediction: Lens in better form ahead of this duel

Lens vs Monaco predictions
Our pick

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 2.5 total goals

⚽ Winner prediction

Lens

⚽ Correct score prediction

2-1

Lens enter this match after going four games without a loss in Ligue 1, while Monaco have been inconsistent lately, winning only two of their last six league games.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Lyon clearly the expected winners

  • HOME: 29/20 (2.45) – 40.80%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.80%
  • AWAY: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.50%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Given that these two teams are separated by just two points in the standings, it's hardly a surprise to see that the bookies expect a close game, especially after their last meeting in the cup that had to be decided on penalties.

Last five H2Hs: Monaco with the overall advantage

France Cup 07/01/24

Lens

Lens

2 (5)
Monaco

Monaco

2 (6)

France Ligue 1 02/09/23

Monaco

Monaco

3
Lens

Lens

0

France Ligue 1 22/04/23

Lens

Lens

3
Monaco

Monaco

0

France Ligue 1 20/08/22

Monaco

Monaco

1
Lens

Lens

4

France Ligue 1 21/05/22

Lens

Lens

2
Monaco

Monaco

2

In the last 10 H2H duels, Lens and Monaco have been pretty evenly matched, with three wins for Monaco, three draws, and four wins for Lens. However, looking at their all-time H2H record, Monaco have clearly done better – 55-35-30.

Team news and form guide

Lens: Looking to keep their good streak alive

After two losses in a row which broke their previous streak of wins and draws, Lens have now been unbeaten in their last four games in the league and they are right in the middle of the battle for a spot in Champions League. When it comes to team news, Deiver Machado and Jimmy Cabot are currently out with injuries.

Predicted LineupSamba – Khusanov, Danso, Medina – Frankowski, Abdul Samed, El Aynaoui, Chavez – Costa – Wahi, Said

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

D

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

L

Marseille

Marseille

2

Lens

Lens

1

France Ligue 1 20/04/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

Lens

Lens

1

Monaco: Searching for their best form

With two wins, two draws, and two losses in their last six games in the league, Monaco have been very inconsistent recently. Overall, they remain in the fifth place in the standings, fighting for a place in European competitions. Meanwhile, Vanderson and Krepin Diatta are injured, while Thilo Kehrer is suspended.

Predicted LineupKohn – Kehrer, Maripan, Salisu, Jakobs – Fofana, Zakaria, Camara – Minamino, Golovin, Ben Yedder

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Nantes

Nantes

0

Monaco

Monaco

4

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

W

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

Monaco

Monaco

2

France Ligue 1 04/05/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

Monaco

Monaco

4

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

L

Lyon

Lyon

3

Monaco

Monaco

2

France Ligue 1 24/04/24

W

Lille

Lille

0

Monaco

Monaco

1

Our free expert picks: Lyon to win with both teams scoring

In addition to the free betting tips we have for you for this match, there are more Lens vs Monaco betting tips and markets to check out.

For example, Lens to score two or more goals has odds of 9/8 (2.13) and 57.10% probability. You might also want to back Lens to score first at 10/11 (1.91) odds, which is the same as a 52.40% probability.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 total goals

  • So far, Monaco have gone over 2.5 total goals in 68% of their matches in the league.
  • The last six H2H meetings between these two teams have gone over 2.5 total goals.

Other tips

Lens to win

  • Lens have been in better form recently, with three wins and a draw in their last four games in Ligue 1.
  • In their last eight games at home in Ligue 1, Lens have only lost once, against PSG.

Correct score: 2-1

  • Lens have scored two or more goals in six of their last seven duels with Monaco.
  • 2-1 was the final score in two of the last three Monaco's games.

Player to watch: Wesley Said

Although Wesley Said only started in eight games for Lens, he did play in 16 matches in Ligue 1 overall and with five goals, he is the top scorer for his team.

Wesley Said
Can Said score his sixth goal of the campaign? – Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport)

The right-foot merchant

Three of the five goals Said scored this season were from right-footed shots. Last season, Said also scored five goals in the league, but all five were after right-footed shots. So, will we see another goal by Said from his right foot or will he surprise us?


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