Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Champions League round 2 game between Lens and Arsenal and offer team stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
The spotlight is on Lens and Arsenal, as the pair go looking to boost their confidence. They face each other on Tuesday at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Group B of the Champions League.
Form: Lens vs Arsenal
Lens should be high on confidence, as their last three matches saw them gain seven points. They started off drawing 1-1 with Sevilla, before beating first Toulouse by 2-1, then Strasbourg in a 0-1 win. Lens only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent Champions League matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew one and lost zero, as they scored six and conceded three goals.
Arsenal went unbeaten through their last three matches, which began with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham. A 0-1 win against Brentford followed, before they beat Bournemouth by 0-4. Arsenal managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Champions League away matches, in which they scored 13 while also conceding 12 times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.
Betting facts for Lens and Arsenal
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Lens and Arsenal played across all tournaments.
- Lens have not lost 37 of the last 39 home matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Lens home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Lens have not won the last 9 matches in a row
- Lens have scored in 13 of the last 15 home matches
- In the last 4 Lens home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Arsenal have scored in 30 of the last 32 matches
- Arsenal have not lost 12 of the last 13 matches
- Arsenal have won 8 of the last 9 matches
- Arsenal have scored in 14 of the last 15 away matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Arsenal matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Players in form: Lens vs Arsenal
With another Champions League season only just beginning to take form, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both Lens and Arsenal. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Popular markets: Lens vs Arsenal
Lens claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing four and losing one. Arsenal won six of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost two of these matches. Arsenal are on a serious roll of now 12 matches without defeat.
Both teams to score
Lens scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Arsenal scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten games. Arsenal have won to nil in their last four away games.
Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Lens’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 0.9 goals along the way. In the previous ten matches for Arsenal, betting on over 2.5 goals turned out to be a winning bet in six of them. On average, Arsenal scored 2.1 times goals per game. Arsenal are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 16 matches.
Betting suggestion: Lens vs Arsenal
To summarize, the upcoming Champions League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Lens vs Arsenal mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.