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The Ligue 1 tie at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday sees hosts RC Lens fighting it out with Lyon.
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RC Lens, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Ligue 1 victory versus Strasbourg.
In that game, RC Lens had 41% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For RC Lens, the scorers were Massadio Haïdara (5') and Seko Fofana (40'). For their opponents, Strasbourg got 17 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (20') scored for Strasbourg.
Fixtures involving RC Lens have proved to be exciting affairs recently with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 games, a total of 24 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 13 of them being chalked up by Les Artésiens.
Analysis of their past results shows that RC Lens:
- have not registered a win against Lyon in their last 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 action, Lyon and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Lyon had 42% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Lyon, the goalscorers were Islam Slimani (62') and Maxwel Cornet (81'). Paris Saint-Germain had 14 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Kylian Mbappé (15', 52'), Danilo Pereira (32') and Ángel Di María (47') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Lyon have bagged a total of 13 goals. Lyon have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During that period, they have seen 10 goals go against them. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend shall persist in this next game or not.
Their prior results show that Lyon:
- have not been beaten by RC Lens when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 13 league matches away from home. An amazing run.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/11/2010 shows us that RC Lens have won 1 of these games & Lyon 5, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A total of 20 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 for Les Artésiens and 14 belonging to Lyon. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 18 on 06/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Lyon 3-2 RC Lens.
That day, Lyon had 49% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Memphis Depay (39', 52').
At the other end, RC Lens got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Steven Fortès (46' Own goal), Florian Sotoca (56') and Cheick Doucouré (89') scored.
The match was refereed by Eric Wattellier.
Team News: RC Lens
RC Lens manager Franck Haise does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group to choose from. Facundo Medina is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Lyon
Lyon boss Rudi Garcia has to currently contend with reduced team options. Djamel Eddine Benlamri (Muscle Injury) and Houssem Aouar (Adductor problems) miss out here.
Our feeling is that RC Lens may not find it easy to register a score against this Lyon outfit who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore see a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Lyon at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (38,058)
Captain: Yannick Cahuzac
Chairman: Joseph Oughourlian
Manager: Franck Haise
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 5
🔑 Key Player: Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga
Typically played in the Striker position, Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga was born in Suresnes, France. After having played his first senior match for Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has hit 6 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in 22 appearances.