Lens vs Lorient prediction, odds & betting tips 03/05/2024

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France Ligue 1 - Stade Bollaert-Delelis

Lens vs Lorient prediction
Lorient know they are running out of time if they wish to preserve their Ligue 1 status – Photo by Icon Sport

Lens are still within a shout of finishing in the European football spots but with one win in their last five, they are fighting a losing battle. For Lorient it's very simple, they must start winning as teams above them are managing to pick up victories and create a large gap.

Lens vs Lorient prediction: A lot at stake for both sides

Lens vs Lorient predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both Teams to Score

⚽ Correct score prediction

Lens 3-2 Lorient

⚽️ Anytime goalscorer

Elye Wahi

Key stats

  • It's four defeats in Lens' last six games
  • Lorient have only scored four goals in their last seven matches
  • Les Merlus have drawn a blank in back-to-back away ties

Pre-game odds and win probability: Lorient expected to have no chance

Home: 4/9 (1.44) – 69.2%

Draw: 7/2 (4.5) – 22.2%

Away: 13/2 (7.5) – 13.3%

With such short odds on Lens to pick up a rare win in recent times, there would appear to be very little point in picking the home side to win outright and thus, we'd suggest checking out our free betting tips for ways to make your picks more attractive.

If you are set on backing Lens to win then we would strongly advise adding a -2 handicap into any outright winning bet, or at the very least, give Lorient a chance and say both teams will score.

Last five H2Hs: Lens have more often than not dominated

Lens have managed to score nine goals in the last five teams they've come up against Lorient including five in one match, so the hosts have everything in their favour heading into this bout against a relegation favourite.

France Ligue 1 04/11/23

Lorient

Lorient

0
Lens

Lens

0

France Ligue 1 21/05/23

Lorient

Lorient

1
Lens

Lens

3

France Cup 09/02/23

Lorient

Lorient

1 (2)
Lens

Lens

1 (4)

France Ligue 1 31/08/22

Lens

Lens

5
Lorient

Lorient

2

France Ligue 1 06/02/22

Lorient

Lorient

2
Lens

Lens

0

Lens preview: Another potential slip-up

The only team Lens have beaten in their last six games is Clermont and they are also the only team to be performing worse than Lorient in Ligue 1 this term and currently prop up the table. So, if Lens are to keep their European hopes alive with a victory, then Lorient are the perfect opposition to come up against.

Predicted lineup: Samba (GK) – Medina, Danso, Haidara – Machado, Mendy, Da Costa, Frankowski – Said, Sotoca – Wahi

Europe Friendlies 12/07/24

W

Red Star FC 93

Red Star FC 93

0

Lens

Lens

6

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

KV Kortrijk

KV Kortrijk

3

Lens

Lens

6

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

Lorient preview: Time is running out

A run of four games without defeat in February had Lorient looking on course to survive once again but the following nine games have resulted in just the sole victory and has them now staring down the barrel of relegation.

Predicted lineup: Mvogo (GK) – Talbi, Adjei, Toure – Mendy, Abergel, Bakayoko, Kroupi – Ponceau, Bouanani – Tosin

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

Lorient

Lorient

5

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

L

Marseille

Marseille

3

Lorient

Lorient

1

France Ligue 1 03/05/24

L

Lens

Lens

2

Lorient

Lorient

0

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

L

Toulouse

Toulouse

2

Lorient

Lorient

1

France Ligue 1 24/04/24

L

PSG

PSG

4

Lorient

Lorient

1

Elye Wahi of Lens
Elye Wahi is Lens' top scorer across all competitions – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Elye Wahi

While Lens have been struggling as of late and thus, faltered in their pursuit of back-to-back European seasons their main source of goals, Elye Wahli has always stuck to his task of simply, putting the ball in the back of the net.

Lens' final hope

Wahi has managed to score in half of his last 10 Ligue 1 games but a lot of them have come during defeats. So, even when Lens have been lacking Wahi is always a likely source of goals and could well outscore Lorient this week.


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