Tip Nantes - Lens
Prediction published on December 7, 2021 at 10:16 AM - Modified on December 7, 2021 at 11:16 AM
The congested nature of the French Ligue 1 is evident when you see that Lens the fifth placed team are just five points ahead of the =11.0pt13th placed Nantes. The home team know a victory at their Stade de la Beaujoire against Nantes will take them to within two points of the visitors. Nantes had a 1-0 away win against Lorient in their last match to end a run of five matches without a win. They have had mixed fortunes at home losing their last match 1-0 to Marseille. That defeat brought an end to their four game unbeaten run at home that included three successive wins. Nantes have failed to win in their last four matches against Lens with their last win coming in 2014. Nantes have struggled to find the net and have only scored two goals in their previous three matches.
Lens are enjoying a great season in their first year back in French top flight football. They are in fifth spot and occupy one of the Europa qualifying positions. They are on a run of three successive draws with their last match a 1-1 draw against the star studded league leaders PSG. Victory in this match could take them into the Champion League qualifying spots and that will be a remarkable achievement in their first season back in Ligue 1. Lens don’t have a great away record with just two wins in their last nine matches with four losses and three draws.
Key points Nantes - Lens
In only two of Nantes last six matches have there been over 2.5 goals scored.
Six of their last eight home matches has seen just one team score.
Lens last match was the first time in eight games that under 2.5 goals were scored.
Lens have only failed to score once in their last seven matches.
Conclusion Nantes - Lens
Lens have proven to be the draw experts with three successive draws while Nantes will want to build on their last win. The visitor’s poor away record will count against them in this match and we are backing Nantes to win or draw this match.