Ligue 1 – Clermont Foot at home to RC Lens

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Wednesday Ligue 1 action from Stade Gabriel Montpied, as Cleermont take on Lens.

Cleermont, currently struggling in eighteenth place, will face the challenge of a visiting, fifth placed Lens.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Clermont Foot have managed to gain 13 points

Cleermont have dropped all six points in their last two games, a disappointing run of form, which Pascal Gastien will be keen to turn around in this fixture.

Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and five losses for Cleermont seems very relevant. Their position is eighteenth in the League and they have 13 points, that is, 3W, 8L and 4D having won three meetings, drawn four matches, and lost eight games.

Cleermont have won two fixtures, drawn two games, and lost three meetings of their seven League matches at home this season.

A victory for Clermont Foot would put them on 16 points.

Injury and illness have depleted Pascal Gastien’s Cleermont and they will likely be missing six key personnel for Wednesday’s match.

It’s 25 points so far for RC Lens this season, going into this fixture

Lens drew 2-2 when they visited Angers SCO, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Brest, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Also, With 25 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 7 wins, 4 losses and 4 draws having won seven matches, drawn four fixtures, and lost four matches.

Lens’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Cleermont. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three meetings, drawn one game, and lost three games.

Winning this fixture will see RC Lens on 28 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 27 goals (24 from open play and three penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Arnaud Kalimuendo (4), Wesley Said (4), and Przemyslaw Frankowski (4). Lens have conceded 20 goals.

Lens are likely to be missing two of their key players when they start Wednesday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Clermont Foot v RC Lens – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lens with a greater number of wins. In the last 21 meetings, they have enjoyed seven wins, to Cleermont’s four victories. Also, Cleermont have been unable to beat Lens in their last four matches with Lens at Stade Gabriel Montpied. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was January 2020 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. The likelihood of both sides getting on the scoresheet again in Stade Gabriel Montpied is rated at 65.36%.

The odds look good for Lens, which currently sit at 40.65 percent in favour.

Other standout players for Cleermont are Mohamed Bayo and Elbasan Rashani with seven goals each and for Lens are Wesley Said and Przemyslaw Frankowski with four goals and four goals respectively.

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