LILLE vs LENS: BETTING PREVIEW & PICK 

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LILLE vs LENS: BETTING PREVIEW & PICK 

LILLE vs LENS: BETTING PREVIEW & PICK 

FRANCE LIGUE ONE – TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH

French top league football is back, and tonight’s clash between 4th-placed Lille and 6th-placed Lens promises to be a riveting encounter. With just eight matches remaining in the season, only one point separates these two closely matched clubs. While PSG sits comfortably atop the league with a 12-point lead, Lille and Lens are chasing a place in next season’s Champions League.

Earlier this season, the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw, although the statistics suggested a higher-scoring affair. Despite this, both managers seemed content with the outcome, as neither side left empty-handed. Lille has historically held the upper hand in home encounters against Lens, winning five out of six matches, including a 1-0 victory in their last season’s meeting.

Before the International break, Lille managed a 1-1 draw against Brest, with star striker Jonathon David finding the net in the 66th minute before Brest equalized in the 79th minute. Considering the balance of play and expected goals (xG), a draw was fair. In a previous fixture against Rennes, Lille showcased their resilience by clawing back from a two-goal deficit to salvage a 2-2 draw.

Previously in La Ligue, Les Dogues (Lille) drew (2-2) at home with Rennes. On that occasion, Paulo Fonseca’s men found themselves two goals down after just 20 minutes. However, David pulled one back on 89 minutes, and during the first minute of injury time, he equalised.

Lille will face tonight’s challenge without Angel Gomes, Samuel Umtiti, Andrej Ilic, Rafael Fernandes, and Tiago Morais, but only Gomes is a regular starter this season. 

On the other hand, Lens suffered a disappointing 1-3 defeat to Nice in their last league outing, following consecutive victories against Lyon and Brest. However, their momentum was disrupted by their exit from the Europa League.

Lens coach Franck Haase will have to cope without Abdukodir Khusanov, who is suspended due to accumulating one too many yellow cards. Jonathan Gradit is newly injured, meaning he will be sitting this one out with Deiver Machado and Jimmy Cabot. 

In summary, Lille remains a formidable force at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, especially given their current form. As such, betting on the hosts seems a logical conclusion for tonight’s showdown.

PREMIUM BETTING PICK

BET: LILLE

Odds: 2.12 (2.14 Betfair)

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