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Prediction: Lens vs Lorient – Football Predictions

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lens will be interested in securing Ligue 1 wins in a row when they host of Lorient in the Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Sunday.

Last time, Lens performed well to beat AS Monaco when they took their first league win of the season for the third time on demand.


Prediction for this match

It was a solid start to the campaign for Lens, who are unbeaten in their first three games and are fourth with five points, just four points behind the leaders.

For a team that was in Ligue 2 two years ago, Sang et Or clearly surpass and exceed expectations in the French top flight to establish themselves at this level.

Under the guidance of Franck Haise, Lens finished seventh on their Ligue 1 return last season and will be looking to land higher this time, maybe even a challenge for continental qualifying as they are well on their way to achieving this feat.

Last time the Haise men took their first three points of the season away from home in Monaco after scoring two unanswered goals against the hosts despite playing with a numerical handicap for over 20 minutes Cheick Doucoure receive a red card every hour on the hour.

Before this duel, Lens has an impressive home record as he has only lost one of the last 10 games at Stade Bollaert-Delelis, won three and shared the other six.

Lorient manager Christophe Pelissier pictured in December 2020

In contrast to the hosts, who were successful on their return to the top French division, Lorient had to endure a hot phase last season and ended up in 16th place, just two points ahead of relegation places.

This time around, they hope to avoid such fights and have already got off to a good start to the campaign, losing just one of their first three games and taking four points to 10th.

Christophe PelissierAfter a 1-0 win over AS Monaco, the men followed the team with an away defeat in Montpellier, when the hosts left three goals behind Enzo Le FeeHis efforts in the end proved to be only consolation.

When Montpellier rioted in the second half, Lorient lost in the final minutes of the game Houboulang Mendes and Hieronymus Hergault receive their marching orders from the referee.

When it comes to the recent head-to-head record between these two teams, Lens has the edge as they have won each of their last two games against Lorient, including an emphatic 4-1 win in April.

Lens Ligue 1 shape:
  • D.
  • D.
  • W.
Lorient Ligue 1 form:
  • D.
  • W.
  • L.

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Lens celebrates his goal against Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on September 10, 2020

After receiving his marching orders in the last game against Monaco, Cheick Doucoure will not be eligible this weekend and will have to suspend it.

After recovering from a calf injury Massadio Haidara is expected to return to Haise’s starting XI.

With Steven Fortes remain unavailable to the young Christopher Wooh is in the running to start in defense.

The likes of Wesley Said, Charles Boli and Mamadou Camara are currently in need of care and keep their place in the recovery room.

Lorient will have to do without Houboulang Mendes and Jerome Hergault, who were red carded last time and will be out this weekend due to a suspension.

Jeremy Morel and Quentin Lecoeuche are excluded due to injuries and the like Samuel Loric, Loris Mouyokolo and Stephane Diarra are doubtful before this game.

Objectively possible starting line-up:
Leca; Gradit, Danso, Medina; Clauss, Haidara, Fofana, Machado; Kakuta; Sotoca, Ganago

Lorient possible starting line-up:
Nardi; Silva, Laporte, Fontaine, Le Goff, Monconduit; Lemoine, Abergel, Le Fee; Moffi, Lauriente


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Probability: Lens 2-0 Lorient

This is likely to be a difficult game for the visiting squad who are missing some key players in defense, giving them the opportunity to concede a handful of goals.

Unbeaten in the league so far, Lens will be happy to score a few goals behind Lorient’s weak line of defense to secure all three points.


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