Monaco vs Lens Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 20/08/2022

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

Monaco vs Lens: Our top betting tips

These two sides have identical records in the Ligue 1 table right now; will that still be the case come full time of this match? Find out with our Monaco vs Lens match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Point shared

We've already touched on the fact that these two sides have the same record in this early part of the French football season kicking off and we can't separate them in this game either; as a result, we're opting for a draw prediction which we feel offers good value given the odds on offer. Monaco have drawn three of their last four games; Lens have drawn two of their last three and, to cap it all off, the last four head to head games reads as one win each and two draws. Even stevens.

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Both sides will score

In the last two head to head games between Monaco and Lens we've seen goals at both ends and we think the same will happen here. Monaco have seen both teams score in each of their last five games and although Lens have seen a few ‘nils' in their scorelines, they have netted seven goals across their last five games to show that they know where the net is.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Monaco vs Lens

France Ligue 1
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August 20, 2022
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Monaco vs Lens

flash Head to Head

21/05/22
LI1
Lens odds
odds
Lens
2 - 2
odds Monaco
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Monaco
30/01/22
FC
Lens odds
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Lens
2 - 4
odds Monaco
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Monaco
21/08/21
LI1
Monaco odds
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Monaco
0 - 2
odds Lens
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Lens
23/05/21
LI1
Lens odds
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Lens
0 - 0
odds Monaco
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Monaco
16/12/20
LI1
Monaco odds
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Monaco
0 - 3
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Lens

Monaco

Last 5

18/09/22
LI1
Reims odds
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Reims
0 - 3
odds Monaco
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Monaco
15/09/22
UEL
Monaco odds
odds
Monaco
0 - 1
odds Ferencvarosi TC
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Ferencvarosi TC
11/09/22
LI1
Monaco odds
odds
Monaco
2 - 1
odds Lyon
odds
Lyon
08/09/22
UEL
Red Star Belgrade odds
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Red Star Belgrade
0 - 1
odds Monaco
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Monaco
04/09/22
LI1
Nice odds
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Nice
0 - 1
odds Monaco
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Monaco

Lens

Last 5

18/09/22
LI1
odds Nantes
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Nantes
0 - 0
odds Lens
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Lens
09/09/22
LI1
odds Lens
odds
Lens
1 - 0
odds Troyes
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Troyes
04/09/22
LI1
odds Reims
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Reims
1 - 1
odds Lens
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Lens
31/08/22
LI1
odds Lens
odds
Lens
5 - 2
odds Lorient
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Lorient
27/08/22
LI1
odds Lens
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Lens
2 - 1
odds Rennes
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Rennes

A face off between two teams with identical records

The Ligue 1 season is very much in its infancy but, at present, Monaco and Lens have an identical record through to goals scored and conceded. Given they're locking horns here that mirror image is going to be put to the test and, given Monaco are at home, they'll be the team tasked with taking the game to their opponent. Let's see how it all unfolds.

Monaco have made a moderate start to the season with four points from two games played but they won't want to drop many more points early doors with Paris Saint-Germain currently in sparkling form. That said, it will take a big display to see off Lens, who have a decent record at Stade Louis II in recent years. It's worth noting that Youssouf Fofana is suspended.

Monaco Predicted lineup – Nubel, Vanderson, Disasi, Maripan, Henrique, Diatta, Lucas, Golovin, Jakobs, Embolo, Ben Yedder

In pure league standing perspective, Lens are in the same position as Monaco but, in line with club ambitions, they don't quite have the same pressure to keep up the pace at the summit of Ligue 1. That could suit them here though because the home crowd will will Monaco to push forwards. Could Lens catch them out?

Lens Predicted lineup – Samba, Gradit, Danso, Medina, Machado, Fofana, Frankowski, Samed, Costa, Sotoca, Openda

A quickfire FAQ on Monaco vs Lens

Monaco vs Lens prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Stade Louis II Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Monaco
  • What time does the match kick off? 4 PM GMT