Lille vs Lens prediction 29.03.2024

Lille

Lille

2 : 1

RC Lens

RC Lens

1

2.2

X

3.52

2

3.6

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  • Date: 29.03.2024
  • Competition: Ligue 1
  • KO: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Decathlon Arena – Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d'Ascq)

Separated by just two places and one point in the Ligue 1 table, Champions League hopefuls Lille and Lens clash in Friday's Derby du Nord at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Lille vs Lens Betting Tips - BTTS

Lille returns to action on Friday after picking up a 1-1 draw away to high-flying Brest a fortnight ago. Paul Fonseca´s side are unbeaten in their last five matches since a 3:1 loss at Toulouse at the end of February. 

Currently fourth in the division, Lille have a strong record to thank for their position in Ligue 1. Les Dogues have lost only one of 12 home league matches this season while they are unbeaten in 27 of their last 28 Ligue 1 matches at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. 

However, Lille can expect a stiff test of their credentials this weekend with visiting Lens enjoying a superb run of away form. Les Sang et have won three of their last four away matches while they have lost just one of their last ten on the road (W5, D4, L1). 

Still, Franck Haise's side come into this fixture after suffering a 3-1 defeat at home to Nice before the international break. Les Sang et have lost three of their last five matches.

Undoubtedly a tough match to call with too much confidence, recent matches between these northern rivals have been evenly balanced. Four of their last five encounters saw BTTS. Three of those games finished deadlocked including two 1:1 draws in their most recent league meetings, with both teams picking up one win apiece since the start of 2022. 

Historically, Lille do have a strong home record against Lens with victories picked up in seven of their last eight meetings since 2006. However, I expect Lens to score on Friday, and a low-scoring share of the spoils seems the likeliest outcome at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

I'm taking a chance on BTTS in what should prove a competitive Ligue 1 contest. 

Lille vs RC Lens Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. RC Lens

    1 : 1

    Lille

    Ligue 1

  2. RC Lens

    1 : 1

    Lille

    Ligue 1

  3. Lille

    1 : 0

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  4. Lille

    1 : 2

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  5. RC Lens

    2 : 2

    Lille

    Coupe de France

Lille

Lille team news

Lille manager Paulo Fonseca remains unable to call on four first-team players for Friday´s Ligue 1 contest. 

Samuel Umtiti is sidelined with a knee injury while Andrej Ilic (foot), Rafael Fernandes (muscle), and Tiago Morais (muscle) are also set to miss out for the home side. 

Last matches of Lille

  1. Brest

    1 : 1

    Lille

    Ligue 1

  2. Lille

    1 : 1

    SK Sturm Graz

    Europa Conference League

  3. Lille

    2 : 2

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

  4. SK Sturm Graz

    0 : 3

    Lille

    Europa Conference League

  5. Reims

    0 : 1

    Lille

    Ligue 1

Lille lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Lucas Chevalier

Defenders

  • 22

    Tiago Santos

  • 18

    Bafodé Diakité

  • 15

    Leny Yoro

  • 31

    Ismaily

Midfielders

  • 6

    Nabil Bentaleb

  • 21

    Benjamin Andre

  • 8

    Angel Gomes

Forwards

  • 23

    Edon Zhegrova

  • 9

    Jonathan David

  • 7

    H. Arnar Haraldsson

RC Lens

Lens team news

Lens boss Franck Haise has a handful of expected absentees on Friday. Abdukodir Khusanov is suspended while Deiver Machado (groin) and Jimmy Cabot (ACL) remain unavailable.

Jonathan Gradit´s participation is also in doubt after he was forced off at half-time in the 3:1 loss to Nice a fortnight ago. 

Last matches of RC Lens

  1. RC Lens

    1 : 3

    OGC Nice

    Ligue 1

  2. RC Lens

    1 : 0

    Brest

    Ligue 1

  3. Lyon

    0 : 3

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  4. RC Lens

    2 : 3

    Monaco

    Ligue 1

  5. SC Freiburg

    1 : 0

    RC Lens

    Europa League

RC Lens lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Brice Samba

Defenders

  • 24

    Jonathan Gradit

  • 4

    Kevin Danso

  • 14

    Facundo Medina

Midfielders

  • 2

    Ruben Aguilar

  • 26

    Nampalys Mendy

  • 23

    Neil El Aynaoui

  • 29

    P. Frankowski

Forwards

  • 7

    Florian Sotoca

  • 9

    Elye Wahi

  • 10

    David Costa

Key Facts Lille vs Lens

  1. Lille have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 matches against Lens
  2. Lille have seen BTTS in their last 3 matches
  3. Lens have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 6 matches
  4. Lens have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches against Lille

Main prediction Lille - RC Lens

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Under 2.5

Best odds:1.88

Draw

Best odds:3.52

Lille vs Lens - FAQ

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Lille Player to Watch

Jonathan David - The Canadian forward leads the Lille Ligue 1 scoring charts with 15 goals in 26 appearances.

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Lens Player to Watch

Elye Wahi - The 21-year-old forward has scored five goals in his last eight appearances.

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Where to watch

This Ligue 1 match can be viewed live on DAZN.