Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 round 4 match between Monaco and Lens and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Lens will be making the journey to Stade Louis II in Monaco on Saturday to face last season’s top-six finishers in Ligue 1, Monaco, in the fourth round of the new campaign.
As it stands, there’s a six-point gap between the two teams in the Ligue 1 standings. Monaco are eager to preserve their position at the top of the table, while Lens are aiming to climb higher than their current 15th place.
Form: Monaco vs Lens
Monaco have amassed seven points from their last three matches. They secured impressive victories, with a 4-2 win against Clermont Foot and a 3-0 victory over Strasbourg. However, they had to settle for a 3-3 draw against Nantes. In their last six Ligue 1 matches at Stade Louis II in Monaco, Monaco won three, drew one, and suffered two defeats. They have scored a total of 11 goals while conceding 10 during this period.
Lens struggled to collect points in their recent three games, earning just one point. They suffered a 3-2 defeat against Brest, followed by a 1-1 draw with Rennes and another loss, this time against PSG, with a score of 3-1. In their last six Ligue 1 away matches, Lens recorded three wins, suffered three defeats, and remarkably, there were no draws. They managed to score 11 goals while conceding 11 during this period.
Betting stats for Monaco and Lens
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Monaco and Lens. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- In 4 of the last 5 Monaco matches the sum of goals was over 5.5
- In 8 of the last 10 Monaco matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 4 of the last 5 Monaco matches the sum of goals was over 4.5
- Monaco have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
- Monaco have conceded in 12 of the last 14 home matches
- Lens have scored in 33 of the last 35 matches
- Lens have scored in the last 18 away matches in a row
- Lens have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
- In the last 5 away matches in a row Lens played, both teams scored
- In the last 3 matches in a row Lens played, both teams scored
Players under-the-radar: Monaco vs Lens
With the new Ligue 1 season just underway, it’s still uncertain which striker will emerge as the top scorer for both Monaco and Lens this season. However, there are certainly some intriguing prospects when considering the list of players currently in excellent form. The race for the top scorer title is wide open, and it will be exciting to see which player ultimately rises to the occasion for their respective team.
Popular markets: Monaco vs Lens
Monaco’s recent record at Stade Louis II in Monaco shows three wins, two draws, and five losses in their last ten games. On the other hand, Lens managed five wins, one draw, and four losses in their last ten away matches.
Both teams to score
In their recent ten games, Monaco opened the scoring in five matches, while Lens took the lead in six. Furthermore, Lens saw both teams score in their last four away games. Lens also managed to secure two wins without conceding a goal in their last ten matches. When playing on the road, Lens scored in three consecutive meetings with Monaco.
Monaco averaged 2.1 goals per game in their last ten matches, with over 2.5 goals occurring in seven of those games. Meanwhile, Lens saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten outings, with an average of 1.7 goals scored in those matches. Notably, Lens maintained a streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 20 Ligue 1 matches.
Betting suggestion: Monaco vs Lens
To sum up, the upcoming match between Monaco and Lens seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Ligue 1 game.