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Strasbourg arrive at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday for the Ligue 1 clash with home team RC Lens.
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RC Lens will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-2 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Lyon.
In that game, RC Lens had 51% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For RC Lens, goals were scored by Steven Fortès (46' Own goal), Florian Sotoca (56') and Cheick Doucouré (90'). Olympique Lyonnais had 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Memphis Depay (39', 52') was the scorer for Lyon.
Matches featuring RC Lens have proved to be entertaining encounters lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of these coming from Les Artésiens. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Going into this contest, RC Lens have left without a victory over Strasbourg in their previous 2 league games.
Strasbourg come into this meeting following on from a 5-0 Ligue 1 win vs Nîmes in their last match.
In that game, Strasbourg had 59% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 12 of them on target. For Strasbourg, the goalscorers were Ludovic Ajorque (36', 51'), Habib Diallo (38'), Kenny Lala (45') and Majeed Waris (90'). At the other end, Nîmes got 6 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Proving their fondness for action-packed matches, goals have been scored 21 times in the prior six games in which Strasbourg have played, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have hit 8 of this grand total.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 25/08/2007 tells us that RC Lens have won 1 of these games and Strasbourg 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 of them for Les Artésiens and 10 being from Le Racing. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 36 on 08/05/2017 which ended up with the score at RC Lens 1-1 Strasbourg.
The match was refereed by Amaury Delerue.
Team News: RC Lens
Cheick Traoré (Achilles tendon rupture) and Facundo Medina (Knee Problems) will be missing for Lens gaffer Franck Haise.
Team News: Strasbourg
Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Strasbourg manager Thierry Laurey to be concerned about. Matz Sels (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be playing here.
Our thinking is that Strasbourg will really need to work well to break down this RC Lens outfit who we think should emerge victorious.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for RC Lens at the end of the 90.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (38,058)
Captain: Yannick Cahuzac
Chairman: Joseph Oughourlian
Manager: Franck Haise
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 7
🔑 Star Man: Ignatius Ganago
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Ignatius Ganago was born in Douala, Cameroon. After making a first senior appearance for Nice in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 5 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 14 appearances.