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Ligue 1: Lens vs Lorient – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 game between Lens and Lorient who meet up this coming Friday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.

Lens face Lorient at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in one of the last matches of the season, as only three rounds remain in this current Ligue 1 campaign.

Lens approach round 32 as number 6 in the Ligue 1 table with 46 points on their account so far. With 31 rounds behind them, Lorient have amassed 26 points, placing them as number 17 in the standings.


Form: Lens vs Lorient

Lens Form

Showing inconsistent form, Lens lost two of their past three matches, going down 2-1 against Metz, before beating Clermont Foot 1-0. The joy was short-lived, as Marseille proved too strong in a 2-1 defeat. Lens won half of their previous six matches on home soil in the Ligue 1, while also drawing one. They suffered two defeats, while they scored nine and conceded eight goals.

Lorient Form

Lorient endured a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 3-0 by Nice, before Paris Saint-Germain ran out 1-4 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Toulouse, who came out 1-2 winners. Lorient managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Ligue 1 away matches, in which they scored nine while also conceding ten times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.

Betting facts for Lens and Lorient

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Lens and Lorient. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Lens have scored in the last 12 matches in a row in the Ligue 1
  • Lens have scored in 21 of the last 23 home matches in the Ligue 1
  • Lens have scored in the last 10 matches in a row
  • Lens have scored in 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • In 6 of the last 7 Lens matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Lorient have conceded in 28 of the last 30 away matches in the Ligue 1
  • Lorient have conceded in 27 of the last 29 matches in the Ligue 1
  • Lorient have conceded in the last 15 away matches in a row
  • Lorient have conceded in 21 of the last 23 matches
  • In 8 of the last 9 Lorient away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5

Players in form: Lens vs Lorient

Florian Sotoca is showing good form for Lens, scoring two goals in their last six matches. Tiemoue Bakayoko scored once in his previous half dozen outings.

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Full-time result

Lens claimed a modest four wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in three of the games, whilst losing three. Lorient won three of their last 10 games away, drew two and lost five of the games in this run. Lorient lost their previous 5 matches. Lens have not lost to Lorient in 4 consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

Lens scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Lorient got the opening goal in five out of their last ten away games. Lorient managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Lens were first on target in six of their last 10 outings. Both Team have scored in 3 last consecutive meetings between Lens and Lorient when playing at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of Lens’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.4 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Lorient, who scored 0.9 times on average in these matches. Lens are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 13 matches. Lorient conceded a goal in their last 10 matches.

Suggested bet: Lens vs Lorient

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Lens and Lorient seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Ligue 1 match.

Lens vs Lorient: Who wins the game?