- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Lens’ last six matches
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Strasbourg’s last six matches
- Three of the last five meetings between these two clubs have ended in score draws
Goals Expected as Lens Entertain Strasbourg
Lens gave their all away at Lyon on Wednesday but eventually lost 3-2, while on that same night, Strasbourg romped to a 5-0 home win over Nimes. Those results mean the gap between 8th placed Lens and Strasbourg in 16th has been reduced slightly to 10pts.
When these two sides clash, the goals usually flow. There hasn’t been a clean sheet for either side in this fixture since 2003. That means that both teams have scored in each of the duo’s last 11 league meetings. Over 2.5 goals have been produced in four of the pair’s last six encounters in Ligue1 and Ligue 2, and three of those games have ended in stalemates.
The goals have also been flowing in both club’s recent outings in Ligue 1. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of both side’s last six matches, with Lens netting 11-goals in their last six outings and Strasbourg scoring 13-goals. Lens have outperformed their guests so far this season, but the home side’s form has been hit and miss of late, while Strasbourg’s form has improved with just two defeats from their last six fixtures.
Lens head into Saturday’s clash as the form favourites, but Strasbourg have secured 6pts from their last three away games, so we’re predicting a draw between the pair. Both teams have been involved in high-scoring games of late and have been finding the back of the net on a regular basis. With that in mind, we’re backing a final scoreline of 2-2.
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