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Saint-Etienne and Lens go head to head in the second Ligue 1 match of 2022.The reverse fixture was a 2-2 draw at the start of current season. Will Etienne turn things around in their fight against relegation? We have the details about this match in this post as well as the best free picks and Ligue 1 predictions.

Our Free Predictions for Saint-Etienne vs Lens

Saint-Etienne sits at the bottom of the table with only 12 points in 19 games.  It is a do-or-die for the hosts as the threat of relegation keeps getting stronger. Will they get points in this game against Lens? Our best picks for this game have been analyzed as follows:

Lens will score first @ 61/100 (1.61)

Our tipsters are backing Lens to score the first goal in this game. The visitors are defensively better than St-Etienne and should aim to score an early goal on matchday.  Saint-Etienne is not only the last in Ligue 1 but also have the worst home run in 10 home games. They have scored only ten goals at home and leaked 21. Lens scored 15 and leaked 19 goals in 10 away games.

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Both teams will find the net @ 18/25 (1.72)

These teams struggle defensively, so backing goals on both ends of the pitch is a good pick for this game. We are tipping a goal fest on matchday and the likelihood of these teams finding the net against each other comes with a good price. Both teams scored in three of their last five meetings.

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Saint-Etienne vs Lens Betting Odds, Stats and H2H

Take advantage of our handpicked odds for Saint-Etienne vs Lens across leading bookies in the table below.

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January 15, 2022
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St Etienne vs Lens

flash Head to Head

15/01/22
LI1
St Etienne odds
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St Etienne
1 - 2
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Lens
15/08/21
LI1
Lens odds
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Lens
2 - 2
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St Etienne
03/03/21
LI1
St Etienne odds
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St Etienne
2 - 3
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Lens
03/10/20
LI1
Lens odds
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Lens
2 - 0
odds St Etienne
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St Etienne
21/07/18
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Lens odds
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Lens
0 - 1
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St Etienne

St Etienne

Last 5

26/05/22
FL1P
Auxerre odds
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Auxerre
1 - 1
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St Etienne
21/05/22
LI1
Nantes odds
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Nantes
1 - 1
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St Etienne
14/05/22
LI1
St Etienne odds
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St Etienne
1 - 2
odds Reims
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Reims
11/05/22
LI1
Nice odds
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Nice
4 - 2
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St Etienne
30/04/22
LI1
Rennes odds
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Rennes
2 - 0
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St Etienne

Lens

Last 5

14/05/22
LI1
odds Troyes
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Troyes
1 - 3
odds Lens
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Lens
08/05/22
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odds Reims
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Reims
1 - 2
odds Lens
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Lens
30/04/22
LI1
odds Lens
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Lens
2 - 2
odds Nantes
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Nantes
23/04/22
LI1
odds PSG
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PSG
1 - 1
odds Lens
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Lens
20/04/22
LI1
odds Lens
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Lens
2 - 0
odds Montpellier
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Montpellier

Match Preview: Saint-Etienne vs Lens Team News and Lineups

Twelve points in 19 games have condemned Saint-Etienne to a struggling outfit at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table. The big question is will Pascal Dupraz inspire his men to get back to back winning ways in the New Year?

Saint-Etienne bagged a 4-1 win over Jura Sud Foot in Coupe de France days ago and while it was an easy game, this fixture could prove Dupraz wrong or right in his quest to salve Etienne’s dwindling fortunes. There is a glimmer of hope though. The hosts are only four points from safe and with a game in hand.

On the other hand, Lens comes to this match with a great start in the New Year. They shared the spoils with Lille in a 2-2 draw in Coupe De France on the fourth day of January and won in penalties t progress to quarterfinals. The visitors bagged a 1-0 home win against Rennes in the second match of the year. Notably, Lens has lost only once to Etienne in the last five meetings during which there were 2W in favour of Lens, one loss and two draws. However, only two matches had goals on one end in the last five meetings.

Saint-Etienne predicted lineup: Bajic, Silva, Kolodziejczak, Nade, Macon, Nordin, Camara, Neyou, Trauco, Khazriand Boudebouz.

Lens predicted lineup: Leca, Medina, Danso, Gradit, Clauss, Doucoure, Fofana, Frankowski, Costa, Kakuta and Kalimuende.

Saint-Etienne vs Lens Match FAQs

Etienne vs Lens

Who will be the referee on matchday?

Francois Letexier will be in charge of Saint-Etienne vs Lens.

Where is the match venue?

St.Etienne will hist Lens at Stade Geoffroy Guichard.

When is this game taking place?

The match is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 15/01/2022 from 19:00 GMT +3

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