RC Lens v Reims: Ligue 1 Match-day 9

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Next Friday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 9 of the Ligue 1, we will see Lens play Reims at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Reims are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Lens, as eleventh place takes on second in the League.

RC Lens have 15 points to their name, going into this tie

Lens come to this match on the back of a victory, having beaten Olympique de Marseille 2-3 at the Orange Velodrome.

Lens keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. With 15 points, they currently sit second in the League having won four meetings, drawn three games, and lost one game.

Lens have won one game, drawn two matches, and lost one game of their four League matches at home this season.

RC Lens will have 18 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Lens will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (14). Their stand out attacking players have been Seko Fofana (3), Przemyslaw Frankowski (2), and Florian Sotoca (2). Lens have conceded 10 goals.

Franck Haise will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Lens players.

Reims’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 10 points this season

Reims will be buoyant, following a 3-1 home win against Nantes in their last fixture.

Reims have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. Their position is eleventh in the League, and they have 10 points having won two matches, drawn four meetings, and lost two matches.

Reims will travel to Lens with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and two darts.

Victory for Reims would take their points tally to 13 so far this season.

Oscar Garcia could be missing up to seven of their players through injury or illness for the game on Friday.

RC Lens v Reims – Head-to-Head.

Lens and Reims have faced each other 15 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lens’s favour (6 – 4). In addition, Lens remain unbeaten in their last two meetings played at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis against Reims. Their most recent encounter in this competition was July 2021, when RC Lens walked away as 2-1 winners. Previous matches between this pair have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Friday are high (53.48%) so it should be an entertaining match.

The probability of a Lens win is 53.76 percent.