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The Ligue 1 game at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday sees home side Lille taking on opponents RC Lens.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Lille v RC Lens, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Lille, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-3 Ligue 1 triumph versus Strasbourg.
In that match, Lille managed 55% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Lille, the scorers were Zeki Çelik (21'), Renato Sanches (53') and Burak Yılmaz (68'). Strasbourg had 14 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Their latest results reveal that quality has been evident in the Lille rearguard. LOSC have kept it tight, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 clashes standing at 2.
A look at their previous results shows us that Lille:
- haven't lost in the league to RC Lens in their last 10 matches. A long run without a loss.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
RC Lens will go into this match following on from a 2-0 Ligue 1 win with the defeat of St Etienne in their previous game.
In that game, RC Lens had 66% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. For RC Lens, the goalscorers were Gaël Kakuta (15') and Florian Sotoca (81'). At the other end, AS Saint-Etienne had 2 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over the course of their previous six outings, RC Lens have amassed a tally of 10 goals. Les Artésiens have also scored in every single one of those games. During that period, they have had 6 goals scored by their opponents. That aside, time will tell whether that trend shall continue on here in this match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, RC Lens:
- haven't won against Lille in away games against them for the last 8 league matches. It has been a terrible run on the road.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs stretching back to 20/09/2009 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to RC Lens. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories whatsoever while Lille have been too good for them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined total of 15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 11 for LOSC and 4 for Les Artésiens. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
Team News: Lille
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Lille manager Christophe Galtier to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. José Fonte (Corona virus) won’t play.
Team News: RC Lens
Lens manager Franck Haise has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ignatius Ganago (Sprained ankle), Cheick Traoré (Achilles tendon rupture) and Issiaga Sylla (Calf Injury) can’t be considered. Facundo Medina cannot play in this game through suspension.
For this match, we think that RC Lens have the capability to get a goal against this Lille outfit, but it isn’t expected to be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 2-1 win for Lille when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what happens here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (50,186)
Captain: José Fonte
Chairman: Gérard Lopez
Manager: Christophe Galtier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 2, Europa League (Group H)
⭐ Star Man: Luiz Araújo
Normally used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Luiz Araújo was born in Santa Clara do Sul, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for São Paulo in the 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.