Lille favourites for feisty fight facing Lens

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (50186 seats)

Lille and Lens are both riding high in the Ligue 1 with their 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Lille form and stats

Lille have collected seven points from their first three Ligue 1 games here at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, a promising start. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Lille after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Lille are confident in defense, having played 185 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

It's back home for Lille, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Strasbourg away with the result 3-0. Burak Yılmaz, Renato Sanches and Zeki Çelik found the net in that victory. Before that, Lille had a home game versus Nantes which ended with a victory 2-0.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Lille handle that role? We have found 14 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are ten wins, three draws and one defeat.

The manager C. Galtier will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Sparta Praha in only four days.

Lille are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 4 goals in 3 games. Lille have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 1 goal.

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Lens form and stats

Lens are doing rather OK so far in their away games in the Ligue 1, having played 3 games and collected 4 points (1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss).

The supporters enjoyed Lens's previous game versus Saint-Étienne (placed 7th), a Ligue 1 2-0 win played at home. Before that, Lens travelled to Nimes and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

Lens are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is zero wins, zero draws and one defeat. From a total of one match.

Lens has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 5 goals from 3 games. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Lens have conceded 5 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: six - three - one (Lille wins - draws - Lens wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

LensG. Kakuta
G. Kakuta
4 goals
LensI. Kpene Ganago
I. Kpene Ganago
4 goals
LilleJ. Bamba
J. Bamba
2 goals

Lille missing players

Lens missing players

Lille Lens
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
6 3 1 Played P 0 3 6
4 2 0 Won W 0 1 4
2 1 1 Drew D 0 1 1
0 0 0 Lost L 0 1 1
9 4 1 Scored S 0 5 10
2 1 1 Conceded C 0 5 6
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
67% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 83%
17% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 67% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 17%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 33% 17%
33% 33% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 67%
67% 67% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 33%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 3 2.8
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
65 32 5 Total Shots T S 0 42 77
25 10 1 Shots on Target S O 0 15 27
36% 40% 100% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 33% 37%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • All of Lens's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Lens have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Lens haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Lille have not yet lost a game.
  • Lille have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Lille have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Lille haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rennes 6 4 2 0 14 7 3 2 1 0 6 4 3 2 1 0 8 3 7 14
2 Lille 6 4 2 0 9 2 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 14
3 Lens 6 4 1 1 10 6 3 3 0 0 5 1 3 1 1 1 5 5 4 13
4 PSG 6 4 0 2 12 3 3 2 0 1 7 2 3 2 0 1 5 1 9 12
5 Montpellier 6 3 1 2 12 8 4 3 0 1 9 4 2 0 1 1 3 4 4 10
6 Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 8 3 2 1 0 7 5 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 10
7 Saint-Étienne 6 3 1 2 8 7 3 2 0 1 4 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 1 10
8 Nice 6 3 1 2 7 8 3 2 0 1 4 5 3 1 1 1 3 3 -1 10
9 Bordeaux 6 2 3 1 6 2 4 1 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 2 4 9
10 Olympique Marseille 6 2 3 1 7 7 3 0 2 1 2 4 3 2 1 0 5 3 0 9
11 Brest 6 3 0 3 10 12 3 2 0 1 6 5 3 1 0 2 4 7 -2 9
12 Angers SCO 6 3 0 3 7 14 3 2 0 1 4 4 3 1 0 2 3 10 -7 9
13 Nimes 6 2 2 2 9 7 3 1 1 1 7 5 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 8
14 Olympique Lyonnais 6 1 4 1 7 5 3 1 2 0 5 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 7
15 Metz 6 2 1 3 6 6 3 2 0 1 5 3 3 0 1 2 1 3 0 7
16 Nantes 6 1 2 3 6 9 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 0 1 3 2 6 -3 5
17 Lorient 6 1 1 4 9 13 3 1 1 1 6 5 3 0 0 3 3 8 -4 4
18 Strasbourg 6 1 0 5 4 13 3 1 0 2 1 5 3 0 0 3 3 8 -9 3
19 Reims 6 0 2 4 5 10 2 0 0 2 0 3 4 0 2 2 5 7 -5 2
20 Dijon 6 0 1 5 3 13 3 0 1 2 2 5 3 0 0 3 1 8 -10 1

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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.