Nantes vs Lens prediction 03.02.2024

Nantes

Nantes

0 : 1

RC Lens

RC Lens

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  • Competition: Ligue 1
  • Date: 3rd February 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau

Two sides separated by ten points in the French top flight meet on Saturday night as Nantes host last year’s runners-up Lens.

The hosts had a very nervy end to last season, finishing just one point clear of the relegation zone, and were therefore expected to show a reaction this season. It's fair to say there have not been many improvements. Jocelyn Gourvennec's side are currently two places above the relegation zone and with only three points separating them from the bottom three, every game between now and the end of the season will be a final.

Lens can look back on a memorable 2022-23 campaign in which they challenged record champions PSG for the title, but it was clear that Les Sang et would struggle to maintain that form this season. Franck Haise's men enter this game with just one win from their last four outings across all competitions, and sit three points off the top five.

Nantes vs Lens Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals

Defending has been a major problem for Nantes in recent weeks. The hosts have kept a clean sheet just once in their last seven games in all competitions, and shipped at least two goals in three of the five league fixtures played in that period.

Entertainment was also at the forefront in recent meetings between Nantes and Lens across all competitions. At least four goals have been scored in five of the last seven encounters, and we expect a similar outcome on Saturday night.

  • Best Tip: Over 2.5 goals
  • Nantes vs Lens prediction: 1-2

Nantes vs RC Lens Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. RC Lens

    4 : 0

    Nantes

    Ligue 1

  2. Nantes

    2 : 1

    RC Lens

    Coupe de France

  3. RC Lens

    3 : 1

    Nantes

    Ligue 1

  4. Nantes

    0 : 0

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  5. RC Lens

    2 : 2

    Nantes

    Ligue 1

Nantes

Nantes team news

There are many selection problems for Nantes head coach Jocelyn Gourvennec.

Samuel Moutoussamy and Moses Simon are still at the African Cup of Nations, representing DR Congo and Nigeria respectively, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, Ignatius Ganago and Bastien Meupiyou are in the treatment room.

Jean-Charles Castelletto and Mostafa Mohamed will be available for selection after their respective nations, Cameroon and Egypt were eliminated from the AFCON.

Last matches of Nantes

  1. Reims

    0 : 0

    Nantes

    Ligue 1

  2. Nantes

    0 : 1

    Laval

    Coupe de France

  3. Nantes

    1 : 2

    Clermont

    Ligue 1

  4. Pau

    1 : 4

    Nantes

    Coupe de France

  5. Lyon

    1 : 0

    Nantes

    Ligue 1

Nantes lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Alban Lafont

Defenders

  • 2

    Jean-Kévin Duverne

  • 44

    Nathan Zézé

  • 24

    Eray Cömert

  • 98

    Kelvin Amian Adou

Midfielders

  • 5

    Pedro Chirivella

  • 6

    Douglas Augusto

  • 17

    Moussa Sissoko

Forwards

  • 25

    Florent Mollet

  • 15

    Tino Kadewere

  • 11

    Marcus Coco

RC Lens

Lens team news

As for Lens, Jonathan Gradit will be unavailable this weekend due to suspension, while Jimmy Cabot and Deiver Machado are in the treatment room.

Morgan Guilavogui and Abdukodir Khusanov are still away on international duty, but Nampalys Mendy will be available again after Senegal's elimination at the AFCON earlier this week.

Last matches of RC Lens

  1. Toulouse

    0 : 2

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  2. RC Lens

    0 : 2

    PSG

    Ligue 1

  3. RC Lens

    5 : 6

    Monaco

    Coupe de France

  4. OGC Nice

    2 : 0

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  5. RC Lens

    2 : 0

    Reims

    Ligue 1

RC Lens lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Brice Samba

Defenders

  • 13

    Jhoanner Chávez

  • 14

    Facundo Medina

  • 4

    Kevin Danso

  • 2

    Ruben Aguilar

  • 7

    Florian Sotoca

Midfielders

  • 10

    David Costa

  • 23

    Neil El Aynaoui

  • 18

    Andy Diouf

Forwards

  • 9

    Elye Wahi

  • 22

    Wesley Saïd

Three reasons we expect at least three goals in this game

  1. Nantes conceded exactly two goals in their last two home matches.
  2. Six of the last seven meetings between Nantes and Lens ended with over 2.5 goals.
  3. Lens finished just one of their last four outings without conceding.

Main prediction Nantes - RC Lens

Over 2.5 goals

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58% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Nantes vs Lens - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can watch Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash between Nantes and Lens on Sofascore.

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What’s the average number of yellow cards Nantes have received in league home games this season?

1.40

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What’s the average number of corner kicks Lens have won in league away fixtures this season?

4.60