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RC Lens vs PSG Prediction

RC Lens

September 10

20:00

1 : 0
PSG

RC Lens

PSG

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Lens haven't beaten PSG since 2006. With multiple key players contracting COVID-19 though, Thursday's hosts have a golden opportunity to welcome the defending Ligue 1 champions back to French football with a defeat.

Keylor Navas, Marquinhos, Neymar and most recently, Kylian Mbappe are among the seven players self-isolating and will subsequently miss their opening two fixtures.

It means Thomas Tuchel must field a weakened side, in a test of his true squad depth as fringe players get an opportunity to start the new season well. Will they return with a victory? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Lens vs PSG Betting Tips

Lens' scheduled match on August 29 against Paris Saint-Germain was initially postponed given PSG's Champions League exploits. However, head coach Franck Haise wouldn't have expected to be hosting the champions as they are now: severely weakened.

They got their Ligue 1 campaign underway with a 2-1 away defeat by OGC Nice on August 23, in a match they dominated (16 shots, three big chances missed) without reward.

Amine Gouiri's matchwinning brace meant the league's newcomers were welcomed with a humbling defeat. It's a typical lesson in taking your chances, something they failed to do on MD1, but must focus on avoiding here.

PSG are without multiple first-choice stars, not least the Neymar-Mbappe combo that have taken the league by storm in recent seasons. Former Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta (one goal, three successful dribbles, two key passes) was their best player against Nice and the onus will be on him.

He needs to unlock a PSG backline that doesn't feature first-choice goalkeeper Navas or the notable presence left by Thiago Silva after his departure for Chelsea last month.

Lens vs PSG Correct Score Predictions

PSG are ahead in a H2H matchup that has swung firmly in their favour recently. They've won four of their last five meetings with 14 goals scored and three conceded to boot.

It speaks volumes for how PSG have become a European heavyweight over the past decade, that Lens haven't beaten them for so long. COVID-19 has presented the hosts with perhaps their best chance to beat them in recent memory.

Still, I'm doubtful they'll manage that.

Last matches

RC Lens

19-09-2020

2 - 1 Bordeaux

W
13-09-2020

2 - 3 Lorient

L
10-09-2020

1 - 0 Paris Saint Germain

W
23-08-2020

2 - 1 Nice

L
05-08-2020

1 - 2 Paris

L
05-08-2020

1 - 3

L
01-08-2020

2 - 3 Genk

L
21-07-2020

1 - 1 Gent

D
16-07-2020

1 - 3 Le Havre

L
09-03-2020

1 - 0

W

PSG

W

- Nice

20-09-2020
W

- Metz

16-09-2020
L

- Olympique Marseille

13-09-2020
L

- Lens

10-09-2020
L

- Bayern München

23-08-2020
W

- RB Leipzig

18-08-2020
W

- Atalanta

12-08-2020
W

- Sochaux

05-08-2020
W

- Saint-Étienne

24-07-2020
W

- Celtic

21-07-2020
RC Lens vs PSG Head-to-Head (H2H)
10-09-2020

Lens

1
0

Paris Saint Germain

07-03-2015

Paris Saint Germain

4
1

Lens

17-10-2014

Lens

1
3

Paris Saint Germain

12-02-2011

Paris Saint Germain

0
0

Lens

08-01-2011

Paris Saint Germain

5
1

Lens

26-09-2010

Lens

0
2

Paris Saint Germain

06-03-2010

Lens

1
1

Paris Saint Germain

16-12-2009

Paris Saint Germain

1
1

Lens

14-01-2009

Paris Saint Germain

2
0

Lens

29-03-2008

Paris Saint Germain

2
1

Lens

RC Lens
vs
PSG
Predicted Lineup
RC Lens vs PSG Predicted Lineup

Leca

Sylla

Medina

Bade

Gradit

Doucoure

Cahuzac

Michelin

Kakuta

Sotoca

Jean

Rico

Kehrer

Kimpembe

Diallo

Bernat

Herrera

Verratti

Gueye

Sarabia

Choupo-Moting

Draxler

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

2-1 vs Bordeaux (H)

W

3-2 vs Lorient (A)

W

1-0 vs Paris Saint Germain (H)

W

1-2 vs Nice (A)

L

1-2 vs Paris (H)

L

1-3 vs (H)

L

3-2 vs Genk (A)

W

1-1 vs Gent (H)

D

1-3 vs Le Havre (H)

L

1-0 vs (H)

W
W

3-0 vs Nice (A)

W

1-0 vs Metz (H)

L

0-1 vs Olympique Marseille (H)

L

0-1 vs Lens (A)

L

0-1 vs Bayern München (H)

W

3-0 vs RB Leipzig (A)

W

2-1 vs Atalanta (A)

W

1-0 vs Sochaux (H)

W

1-0 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

W

4-0 vs Celtic (H)

15

Goals Scored

15

7

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-1 vs Bordeaux (H)

W

1-0 vs Paris Saint Germain (H)

W

1-2 vs Paris (H)

L

1-3 vs (H)

L

1-1 vs Gent (H)

D

1-3 vs Le Havre (H)

L

1-0 vs (H)

W
W

1-0 vs Metz (H)

L

0-1 vs Olympique Marseille (H)

L

0-1 vs Bayern München (H)

W

1-0 vs Sochaux (H)

W

1-0 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

W

4-0 vs Celtic (H)

8

Goals Scored

7

4

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

3-2 vs Lorient (A)

W

1-2 vs Nice (A)

L

3-2 vs Genk (A)

W
W

3-0 vs Nice (A)

L

0-1 vs Lens (A)

W

3-0 vs RB Leipzig (A)

W

2-1 vs Atalanta (A)

7

Goals Scored

8

3

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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