Angers SCO - Lens: Small difference between teams in Ligue 1 clash

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Raymond-Kopa

Angers SCO will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 5 points behind Lens.

Insights:
  • Angers SCO haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Lens haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

Angers SCO and Lens should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Angers SCO form and stats

5 victories, 1 draw and 6 defeats. That’s what Angers SCO have to build on here at Stade Raymond-Kopa in the Ligue 1.

The home team returns to Stade Raymond-Kopa after being equal after 90 minutes with Strasbourg (placed 15th) on their last time out; the Ligue 1 game ended 0-0. Preceding that match was the home game against Nantes that was lost 1-3.

The manager S. Moulin will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Metz in only three days.

Angers are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 12 games. 17 goals have been conceded.

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Lens form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Ligue 1 travels is 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats.

Lens go into this game after a win, the home game against Dijon that ended 2-1. Preceding that game, the 1-1 draw paying a visit to Reims.

Simon Banza came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Dijon last time out, making the manager F. Haise feel like a tactical genius.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Lens manager F. Haise as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against Saint-Etienne.

The visiting Lens have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 18 goals from 13 games. Lens have conceded 17 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Lens - Angers 1-3. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Angers SCO victories, four draws and three Lens wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

LensG. Kakuta
G. Kakuta
9 goals
LensF. Sotoca
F. Sotoca
7 goals
AngersS. Bahoken
S. Bahoken
5 goals

Angers SCO missing players

Lens missing players

Angers SCO Lens
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
26 12 3 Played P 4 13 26
10 5 0 Won W 3 6 11
5 1 1 Drew D 1 3 7
11 6 2 Lost L 0 4 8
30 13 1 Scored S 6 18 37
40 17 3 Conceded C 2 17 35
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
73% 75% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 85% 77%
54% 42% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 46% 50%
27% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 23% 27%
15% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 15%
50% 42% 33% BTTS BTTS 50% 54% 58%
23% 17% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 31% 27%
38% 42% 67% Failed to Score F T 0% 15% 19%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 2.3 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.5 2.4
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 3 3
 
11 12.2 14.3 Shots (avg) S ( 12 11.6 11.6
3.8 3.9 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.2 4.1 3.6
31% 28% 8% Goal Efficiency G E 35% 34% 40%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Angers SCO haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Lens haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lille 26 17 7 2 46 16 13 8 4 1 21 7 13 9 3 1 25 9 30 58
2 Olympique Lyonnais 26 16 7 3 54 24 13 8 3 2 28 12 13 8 4 1 26 12 30 55
3 Paris Saint Germain 26 17 3 6 57 17 14 10 1 3 34 8 12 7 2 3 23 9 40 54
4 Monaco 26 16 4 6 54 37 13 8 4 1 30 17 13 8 0 5 24 20 17 52
5 Lens 26 11 7 8 37 35 13 5 4 4 19 18 13 6 3 4 18 17 2 40
6 Metz 26 10 8 8 31 25 13 5 4 4 16 13 13 5 4 4 15 12 6 38
7 Olympique Marseille 25 10 8 7 33 29 12 5 3 4 18 16 13 5 5 3 15 13 4 38
8 Rennes 25 10 8 7 32 28 13 5 3 5 15 17 12 5 5 2 17 11 4 38
9 Montpellier 26 11 5 10 43 46 14 6 1 7 26 28 12 5 4 3 17 18 -3 38
10 Angers SCO 26 10 5 11 30 40 12 5 1 6 13 17 14 5 4 5 17 23 -10 35
11 Bordeaux 26 9 6 11 27 31 13 5 4 4 12 12 13 4 2 7 15 19 -4 33
12 Brest 26 9 4 13 39 47 13 7 1 5 26 24 13 2 3 8 13 23 -8 31
13 Reims 26 7 9 10 32 34 12 4 4 4 11 12 14 3 5 6 21 22 -2 30
14 Saint-Etienne 26 7 9 10 26 37 13 3 6 4 12 18 13 4 3 6 14 19 -11 30
15 Strasbourg 26 8 5 13 34 40 13 3 4 6 14 17 13 5 1 7 20 23 -6 29
16 Nice 26 8 5 13 31 38 13 3 2 8 14 24 13 5 3 5 17 14 -7 29
17 Nantes 26 4 11 11 26 41 13 2 7 4 13 20 13 2 4 7 13 21 -15 23
18 Lorient 25 6 5 14 31 49 13 5 1 7 19 25 12 1 4 7 12 24 -18 23
19 Nîmes 25 6 3 16 24 51 12 2 1 9 14 27 13 4 2 7 10 24 -27 21
20 Dijon 26 2 9 15 18 40 13 0 6 7 4 14 13 2 3 8 14 26 -22 15

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.