RC Lens vs AC Ajaccio Prediction 27.05.2023

RC Lens

RC Lens

3 : 0

Ajaccio

Ajaccio

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  • Competition: France - Ligue 1
  • Date: Saturday, 27th, May 2023
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21.00 CEST
  • Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens)

RC Lens may have lost the championship race, but there is no doubt that they will do everything to keep the number two position and crown their great season with a placement in the strongest continental competition (in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, to be precise). This great achievement will have the opportunity to secure already this weekend when they host AC Ajaccio, a team that has absolutely no competitive ambitions and has been crossed out from the list of teams that will be members of Ligue 1 next season (relegated to Ligue 2).

RC Lens vs Ajaccio Betting Tips: Over 2.5

In this season's first measurement of the strengths of these rivals, in mid-August, there were neither winners nor goals - 0-0. However, now RC Lens is preparing a big fest, because they have the opportunity to confirm in front of their fans their arrival on the biggest European club scene for the first time after more than two decades.

RC Lens is enjoying its phenomenal form in the season finale. In the last 10 Ligue 1 appearances, they registered as many as nine triumphs, and the Parisians are the only ones who inflicted them a defeat in that period. Last week, The Blood and Gold managed to celebrate with a routine 3-1 away to Lorient, which they tied their fifth victory in a row.

By the way, the home field is the biggest weapon of the club from the north of France this season, which is best witnessed by the fact that they lost only five points from 17 games at the "Stade Bollaert-Delelis". During that time, they won as many as 15 times, including each of the last five and there is no doubt that they will want to confirm the epithet of the best host in Ligue 1.

In addition, coach Franck Haise's team, led by the outstanding Belgian Lois Openda, looks very convincing and efficient in attack. Namely, The Blood and Gold scored two or more goals in each of the last six victories on their turf, and at the same time, we should not leave out the fact that each of them contained at least three goals.

Meanwhile, Ajaccio is going through a difficult result agony from which there is no end in sight. Indeed, the club from the island of Corsica tied a terrible streak without a win of 11 games, during which they suffered as many as nine defeats. 

Not only have the Bears failed to catch a win in over two months, it's much more concerning that they've only found the back of the net twice in that period. When you add to all that they have conceded 3+ goals in each of their last five defeats, then it is clear why anything but a convincing win for Lens would be a surprise. We are of the opinion that Openda and company have the potential to pack at least three goals into the net of the written-off Ajaccio.

RC Lens vs Ajaccio Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. RC Lens

    3 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 1

  2. Ajaccio

    0 : 0

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  3. Ajaccio

    1 : 2

    RC Lens

    Ligue 2

  4. Ajaccio

    0 : 2

    RC Lens

    Ligue 2

  5. RC Lens

    1 : 2

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

RC Lens

RC Lens team news

First-choice goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez and midfielder Jimmy Cabot are out for the longer period due to severe cruciate ligament injuries. Wesley Said is out of action since early February due to a muscle injury.

The Polish Przemyslaw Frankowski will also not be able to help his team in the last home match of the 22/23 season. The midfielder was suspended for one match due to accumulation of yellow cards.

Last matches of RC Lens

  1. Auxerre

    1 : 3

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  2. RC Lens

    3 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 1

  3. Lorient

    1 : 3

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  4. RC Lens

    2 : 1

    Reims

    Ligue 1

  5. RC Lens

    2 : 1

    Marseille

    Ligue 1

RC Lens lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Brice Samba

Defenders

  • 24

    Jonathan Gradit

  • 4

    Kevin Danso

  • 14

    Facundo Medina

Midfielders

  • 7

    Florian Sotoca

  • 26

    Salis Abdul Samed

  • 8

    Seko Fofana

  • 3

    Deiver Machado

Forwards

  • 20

    Angelo Fulgini

  • 28

    Adrien Thomasson

  • 11

    Loïs Openda

Ajaccio

Ajaccio team news

Meanwhile, Ajaccio travel to the north of France without the services of the injured Youssouf Kone, Vincent Marchetti, Yanis Cimignani, as well as the attacking duo of Romain Hamouma and Yoann Touzghar.

36-year-old midfielder Thomas Mangani is serving the last match of his suspension. Right-back Mickael Alphonse received a straight red card in the match with Rennes and he will miss the last two rounds.

Last matches of Ajaccio

  1. Ajaccio

    1 : 0

    Marseille

    Ligue 1

  2. RC Lens

    3 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 1

  3. Ajaccio

    0 : 5

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

  4. PSG

    5 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 1

  5. Ajaccio

    0 : 0

    Toulouse

    Ligue 1

Ajaccio lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Francois-Joseph Sollacaro

Defenders

  • 25

    Oumar Gonzalez

  • 15

    Clement Vidal

  • 21

    Cedric Avinel

Midfielders

  • 20

    Mohamed Youssouf

  • 8

    Vincent Marchetti

  • 4

    Mickaël Barreto

  • 31

    Tony Strata

Forwards

  • 14

    Cyrille Bayala

  • 33

    Ben Touré

  • 5

    Riad Nouri

3 Reasons why we expect Over 2.5

  1. RC Lens has scored two or more goals in six of their last seven home games.
  2. RC Lens has broken the barrier of 2.5 goals in six of the last seven games at home.
  3. Ajaccio has conceded 3+ goals in five of their last seven Ligue 1 games.

Main prediction RC Lens - Ajaccio

Over 2.5 goals

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56% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.19

BTTS - NO

Best odds:1.48

AH1 (-1.5)

Best odds:1.59

RC Lens & Ajaccio current standing in Ligue 1

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Paris Saint Germain 38 27 4 7 89 - 40 +49 85
2 Lens 38 25 9 4 68 - 29 +39 84
3 Olympique Marseille 38 22 7 9 67 - 40 +27 73
4 Rennes 38 21 5 12 69 - 39 +30 68
5 Lille 38 19 10 9 65 - 44 +21 67
6 Monaco 38 19 8 11 70 - 58 +12 65
7 Olympique Lyonnais 38 18 8 12 65 - 47 +18 62
8 Clermont 38 17 8 13 45 - 49 -4 59
9 Nice 38 15 13 10 48 - 37 +11 58
10 Lorient 38 15 10 13 52 - 53 -1 55
11 Reims 38 12 15 11 45 - 45 0 51
12 Montpellier 38 15 5 18 65 - 62 +3 50
13 Toulouse 38 13 9 16 51 - 57 -6 48
14 Brest 38 11 11 16 44 - 54 -10 44
15 Strasbourg 38 9 13 16 51 - 59 -8 40
16 Nantes 38 7 15 16 37 - 55 -18 36
17 Auxerre 38 8 11 19 35 - 63 -28 35
18 Ajaccio 38 7 5 26 23 - 74 -51 26
19 Troyes 38 4 12 22 45 - 81 -36 24
20 Angers SCO 38 4 6 28 33 - 81 -48 18

RC Lens vs Ajaccio - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video (Fra), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), Arena Sport (Svn), BT Sport, Eleven Sports (Por), MEGOGO, Nova Sports (Hel), Sky Sport (Ita), Voyo
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Who is Lens' player to watch?

Belgian Lois Openda is the best scorer of his team. He has scored 19 goals and added three assists this season so far.
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Who is Ajaccio's player to watch?

With 6 goals scored and five assists added, the Algerian Youcef Belaili is the main figure in the Ajaccio attack.