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Nantes vs Lens Predictions & Betting Tips

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Betting prediction:

The most likely scenario for this French Cup match is that there will be few goals. Looking at the current moment of the two sides, it is possible to see some discomfort when finishing the enemy, and for this reason, the game tends to be very balanced and with few chances of goals. Having said that and also having the weak offensive sectors, risking in favor of the “Under 2.5 goals” market is a good option.

Betting tip

Under 2,5 goals

Odd 1.80

Match preview

Nantes and Lens face at Stade de la Beaujoire ‑ Louis Fonteneau, in a match for this stage of the Coupe de France (32nd Finals). In the last 3 years these teams met twice: the earliest head‑to‑head was played on 17‑01‑2021 and ended in a (1‑1) draw, and the latest on 25‑11‑2020, which ended in a (1‑1) draw, Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.

Analysis of Nantes

The home team makes its debut in this edition of the Coupe de France with the intention of getting a positive result, using the home advantage in their favour. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 22 conceded. In their last match, for the Ligue 1, they got a home loss against Lille by (0‑2). In the last 10 home matches Nantes has won 1, tied 5 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have never been able to turn the score around. there are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (16’‑30′) and 4 of their 8 goals between (76’‑90′).

Nantes comes to this clash unmotivated after the 0-2 home defeat to Lille, in a game counting for the French championship. In this match against Lens, coach Raymond Domenech should maintain his standard tactical system, the 4-3-3, privileging the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. Looking at the games played in official competitions, it is possible to notice that Ludovic Blas is Nantes’ top scorer, with 5 goals scored. For this match, the home team cannot count on Kalifa Coulibaly, Jean Kevin Augustin and Roli Pereira, all injured.

Analysis of Lens

The team plays its first match in this edition of the Coupe de France with the intention of getting a positive away result. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 22 conceded. In their last match, for the Ligue 1, they got a home tie against Rennes by (0‑0). In the last 10 away matches Lens has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Lens comes to this match with a goalless home draw against Rennes, registering in this way the third straight game without losing in official games. Coach Franck Haise should maintain his tactical formation, however, opting for a more cautious strategy, as he faces a very competent club when playing at home. At the individual level we can highlight the midfielder Gaël Kakuta, a player who has scored 9 goals this season. For this game the visiting team cannot count on Ignatius Ganago due to physical problems.

Betting tip

Under 2,5 goals

Odd 1.80

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