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The Ligue 1 meeting at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Thursday sees home side RC Lens facing opposition in the form of PSG.
Our tips, poll and stats for RC Lens v PSG can all be found here (plus the best game odds).
RC Lens will be wanting a better result here after the 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Nice.
In that game, RC Lens managed 43% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for RC Lens was Gaël Kakuta (11'). OGC Nice got 4 shots at goal with 2 on target. Amine Gouiri (23', 75') scored for Nice.
Franck Haise's RC Lens have managed to score a sum total of 7 times in their preceding 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 9.
Going into this contest, RC Lens are winless against Paris Saint-Germain in their last 9 league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Bayern Munich in Champions League competition, PSG and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Paris Saint-Germain had 38% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Bayern München got 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Kingsley Coman (59') was the scorer for Bayern Munich.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Paris Saint-Germain has been fairly consistent of late. Looking at their last 6 meetings shows that this has happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 2 while Les Rouge-et-Bleu have scored 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Paris Saint-Germain:
- remain undefeated by RC Lens in games played away from home for the previous 7 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 16/12/2009 shows us that RC Lens have won 0 of these & PSG 3, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 4 of them from Les Artésiens and 11 coming from Les Rouge-et-Bleu. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 28 on 07/03/2015 which finished with the scoreline of Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 RC Lens.
In that game, Paris Saint-Germain managed 65% possession and 27 attempts at goal with 14 of them on target. Goals were scored by David Luiz (43'), Zlatan Ibrahimović (60'), Matuidi (80') and Javier Pastore (82').
At the other end, RC Lens got 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Yoann Touzghar (68') scored.
The match was refereed by Wilifried Bien.
Team News: RC Lens
Cheick Traoré (Achilles tendon rupture) and Charles Boli (Muscular hairline crack) are not available for Lens boss Franck Haise. Massadio Haidara is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: PSG
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Mauro Icardi (Corona virus), Ángel Di María (Corona virus), Marquinhos (Corona virus), Keylor Navas (Corona virus), Neymar (Corona virus), Leandro Paredes (Corona virus) and Kylian Mbappé (Corona virus) are not able to play.
We feel that RC Lens have it in them to score a goal against this PSG team, although just one goal is unlikely to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 advantage for PSG when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (38,058)
Captain: Yannick Cahuzac
Chairman: Joseph Oughourlian
Manager: Franck Haise
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15