Freiburg vs Lens prediction 22.02.2024

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

2 : 2

(1 : 0)

After extra time

RC Lens

RC Lens

1

2.25

X

3.78

2

4.16

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  • Competition: Europa League 1/16 Finals, 2nd leg
  • Date: Thursday, 22nd February 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:45 UTC / 18:45 CET
  • Venue: Europa-Park Stadion (Freiburg)

On Thursday evening, Freiburg and Lens will face at Europa-Park Stadion in Freiburg in the second leg game of the Europa League 1/16 after a 0:0 draw in the first leg in France.

In the previous few seasons, we could see a steady improvement from Freiburg. Last season, they finished 5th, losing the spot for the Champions League only by three points. This season, they are not on the desired level as they are four points away from 6th place and already 12 points away from the Champions League spot. Lately, they have had some struggles and have not won in the last five matches in all competitions.

Lens are coming to this season after one of the best seasons in a long time, finishing just one point behind the eventual champs, PSG. This season started pretty poorly for the Blood and Gold, but as the season progressed, they looked only better and better and are now 6th, with 36 points, just three away from third place, which leads directly to the UCL. 

Freiburg vs Lens pick: Both teams to score

Freiburg are in poor form, winning only two points in the last five games in all competitions. Their defense totally collapsed in recent matches, allowing three goals in four of those five matches. They only kept a clean sheet vs Lens, but Lens had their chances in that game and even scored but was disallowed by VAR due to an offside. So, we definitely do not trust them to keep their net intact. On the other hand, their offense has been pretty good at home, scoring at least one goal in 14 of 15 games in all competitions. 

Lens are in good form and are undefeated in the last five matches while scoring at least one goal on four occasions. Defensively, they did well in the previous period but were far from impressive in the first match vs Freiburg. In that match, Freiburg had 17 goal attempts and 1.44 xG, so we did not trust them to keep a clean sheet in Germany.

Considering all the above, we believe that both teams should score in this Europa League match. 

SC Freiburg vs RC Lens Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. RC Lens

    0 : 0

    SC Freiburg

    Europa League

SC Freiburg

Freiburg team news

After a 3:3 draw vs Eintracht Frankfurt, coach Christian Streich spoke to the media. He said they gave everything and praised the substitutes as well. The coach also said they had good moments in the second half and said they need to prepare for the French vice-champions. The coach also said that Yannick Keitel had to leave the field in the 77th minute and is doubtful for the Lens game.

Besides Keitel, the players who missed the previous games with injuries will most likely remain sidelined: Philipp Lienhart, Matthias Ginter, Kenneth Schmidt, Max Rosenfelder, and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh. 

Last matches of SC Freiburg

  1. SC Freiburg

    3 : 3

    Eintracht Frankfurt

    Bundesliga

  2. RC Lens

    0 : 0

    SC Freiburg

    Europa League

  3. Borussia Dortmund

    3 : 0

    SC Freiburg

    Bundesliga

  4. SC Freiburg

    1 : 3

    Stuttgart

    Bundesliga

  5. Werder Bremen

    3 : 1

    SC Freiburg

    Bundesliga

SC Freiburg lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Noah Atubolu

Defenders

  • 25

    Kiliann Sildillia

  • 17

    Lukas Kübler

  • 5

    Manuel Gulde

  • 33

    Jordy Makengo

Midfielders

  • 27

    Nicolas Hofler

  • 34

    Merlin Rohl

  • 8

    Maximilian Eggerstein

Forwards

  • 42

    Ritsu Doan

  • 9

    Lucas Holer

  • 32

    Vincenzo Grifo

RC Lens

Lens team news

A starting central defender, Kevin Danso, received a yellow card in the previous game against Freiburg and will serve his one-game suspension. On the other hand, another important central defender, Facundo Medina, served his one-game suspension in the previous EL match and will be available. 

The only players who will miss the game with injuries are Deiver Machado and Jimmy Cabot. However, both are dealing with long-term injuries, and the team will not miss them too much. 

Last matches of RC Lens

  1. Reims

    1 : 1

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  2. RC Lens

    0 : 0

    SC Freiburg

    Europa League

  3. RC Lens

    3 : 1

    Strasbourg

    Ligue 1

  4. Nantes

    0 : 1

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  5. Toulouse

    0 : 2

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

RC Lens lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Brice Samba

Defenders

  • 24

    Jonathan Gradit

  • 14

    Facundo Medina

  • 21

    Massadio Haidara

Midfielders

  • 2

    Ruben Aguilar

  • 18

    Andy Diouf

  • 23

    Neil El Aynaoui

  • 29

    Przemyslaw Frankowski

Forwards

  • 7

    Florian Sotoca

  • 9

    Wesley Saïd

  • 10

    David Pereira da Costa

3 Reasons why both teams should score

  1. Four of the last six Freiburg's matches finished with both teams scoring
  2. Freiburg scored in 14 of 15 home games in all competitions
  3. Lens scored in four of the last five matches

Main prediction SC Freiburg - RC Lens

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:2.25

Over 2.5

Best odds:2.01

Freiburg vs Lens - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Arena Sport channel.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Freiburg?

Vincenzo Grifo, who scored ten goals in 29 appearances this season.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Lens?

Wesley Saïd, who scored five goals in 21 appearances this season.