Lens vs Troyes: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
Lens finished the previous season at 7th position, but in the new campaign team started to storm the European competitions zone. During the summer an experienced Franck Haise took over the club as a new head coach, he quickly found communication with his new team.
After 12 rounds of Ligue 1 The Blood and Golds recorded six victories and three draws, which brought them 21 points and a 4th spot, so now team is at the Europa League zone.
After a string of successful matches team slowed down a bit and suffered two defeats in three most recent matches - to Montpellier (0:1) and Lyon (1:2), but between those matches team recorded a 4:1 victory over Metz. We should note that team has the third-best offensive record, they scored 21 goals.
Ganago won't play in this match due to a knee injury.
One of the youngest French clubs finished the previous Ligue 2 season at the first spot and earned a promotion to Ligue 1.
Team got off to a great start of the season. After 12 rounds of the current Ligue 1 season Laurent Batlles' men have three victories and four draws, which brought them 13 points and a 14th spot in the standings.
After two consecutive victories over Nice (1:0) and Reims (2:1) The White-Blues split the points with Rennes (2:2) at a home match. Team's offensive line is looking weak, they scored 13 goals, but conceded way more.
Azamoum, Zoukrou, Larouci, Metinho, Sandler and Tardieuare on team's injuried list.
This bet played in 2 out of 4 most recent matches of Lens
This bet played in 2 out of 4 most recent matches of the hosts
This bet played in 4 out of 6 most recent matches of Lens
In 2 out of 4 most recent head-to-head matches both teams scored
We are expecting a contested match of two extremely motivated opponents. Lens are already near the top, while visitors lack experience and class, but they want to keep their spot in the league and to play well in every match. We are expecting an offensive performance from both teams, so we offer to place a bet on both teams to score.
Our prediction - both teams to score
Teams are pretty even on head-to-head matches. We don't think that Troyes will play defensively for the whole match. We are expecting a draw in this match, it might be a good result for both teams.
Our second bet is on a draw