Reims vs Lens prediction, odds & betting tips 18/02/2024

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France Ligue 1 - Stade Auguste-Delaune

Lens looking for another win over Reims – Photo by (Daniel Derajinski/Icon Sport

Reims and Lens will meet in the next round of Ligue 1 on Sunday, 18 February. Will Lens be able to get their fourth win in a row in Ligue 1 or will Reims end their three-game winless streak? Learn more about it from our Reims vs Lens prediction, but remember to also check out more of our top Ligue 1 predictions.

Reims vs Lens prediction: The battle for European football

Reims vs Lens predictions
Our pick

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 2.5 total goals

⚽ Winner prediction

Lens

⚽ Correct score prediction

1-2

While Reims have been solid this season overall, they are on a three-game winless streak at the moment and they sit in the ninth place in the standings, five points behind Lens who have won their last three games in Ligue 1.

Pre-game odds and win probability: A very close matchup according to bookmakers

  • HOME: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.40%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40%
  • AWAY: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.40%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Given that this is a duel between two teams separated by just five points in Ligue 1 standings, it's not surprising to see that the bookies don't see either team as the favourite.

Last five H2Hs: Lens the better team in recent years

France Ligue 1 16/12/23

Lens

Lens

2
Reims

Reims

0

France Ligue 1 12/05/23

Lens

Lens

2
Reims

Reims

1

Elite Club Friendlies 21/12/22

Reims

Reims

1
Lens

Lens

2

France Ligue 1 04/09/22

Reims

Reims

1
Lens

Lens

1

France Ligue 1 08/05/22

Reims

Reims

1
Lens

Lens

2

While the overall H2H record is slightly in favour of Reims, Lens have been the more dominant team recently. After all, Lens have won four of the last five duels with Reims.

Team news and form guide

Reims: Hoping to snap their winless streak in the league

Reims have been inconsistent lately and they failed to win in their last three games, but they still have three wins in their last eight and are relatively close to other teams fighting for European competitions. Thibault De Smet is suspended for this match, while Maxime Busi and Valentin Atangana Edoa are injured.

Predicted LineupDiouf – Foket, Agbadou, Abdelhamid, Akieme – Munetsi, Richardson, Teuma – Ito, Daramy, Nakamura

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Rennes

Rennes

1

Reims

Reims

2

France Ligue 1 15/05/24

W

Marseille

Marseille

0

Reims

Reims

1

France Ligue 1 10/05/24

D

Brest

Brest

1

Reims

Reims

1

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

L

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

4

Reims

Reims

1

France Ligue 1 21/04/24

L

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

Reims

Reims

1

Lens: Fourth win in a row in Ligue 1 for Lens?

Thanks to their three wins in a row in Ligue 1, Lens have now climbed to the seventh place in the standings, but more importantly, they are just four points behind Nice, who are second, so Lens are still in play for a place in Champions League next season. Meanwhile, Deiver Machado and Jimmy Cabot are out with injuries.

Predicted LineupSamba – Gradit, Danso, Medina – Aguilar, El Aynaoui, Fulgini, Frankowski – Costa, Sotoca, Wahi

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

Our free expert picks: Lens to beat Reims in a game with three or more goals

In addition to the free betting tips for this game we'll provide, there are other interesting Reims vs Lens betting tips to explore here.

One of them is for both teams to score, which comes at 4/5 (1.80) odds and 55.60% probability. Another market to consider is for Lens to score the first goal at 21/20 (2.05) odds and 48.80% probability.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 total goals

  • We saw at least three goals in three of the last five H2H duels between Lens and Reims.
  • 57% of all Reims' matches in the league have gone over 2.5 total goals.

Other tips

Lens to win

  • Lens are in hot form and have won three games in a row in Ligue 1.
  • Lens have beaten Reims in six of their last seven duels.

Correct score: 2-1

  • In three of the last five duels between these teams, Lens have won 2-1.
  • Lens have scored exactly two goals in six of the last seven duels with Reims.

Player to watch: Florian Sotoca

The experienced French forward has nine goal contributions in Ligue 1 this season for Lens, with four goals and five assists and he's been one of the team's key players so far.

Florian Sotoca
Sotoca hoping for his fifth goals against Reims – Photo by Daniel Derajinski/Icon Sport

Great goalscoring record against Reims

In his career, Sotoca has scored four goals in six matches against Reims. On top of the efficiency he exhibits against this opponent, he only scored more goals against one other team – Brest, so it might be worth betting on him to score in this match.


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