Lens vs PSG Soccer Predictions and Betting : The 2020-21 season of France Ligue 1, popularly called as ‘Ligue 1’ has already started with the first couple of matches in this weekend while some of the other teams will start their campaign from the next week.
The defending champions Paris St German aka PSG will start their campaign on 29th with an away game against Lens. The team has been in top form making it to the finals of the Champions League however, losing Bayern in a close match.
The match against Lens will be important for PSG to start on a winning note en route to their 10th title. The opponents Lens were relegated to Ligue 2 for 2015-16 and had to wait until April 2020 to be promoted back to Ligue 1 as a result of decent performance in Ligue 2.
Going into the match, despite PSG being heavy favorites, Lens have little to lose and can play their hearts out to make a statement. The last meeting was way back in March 2015 when PSG defeated Lens 4-1 in a home fixture.
Lens vs PSG Soccer Predictions and Betting : Head to Head performance and Recent form
The teams have played six games against each other with PSG dominating the proceedings, while Lens haven’t been able to resist the opposition’s attack. PSG have won four out of six matches with the other two matches ending in a draw.
PSG have scored 15 goals in these matches which is almost four times as that of what Lens has scored. PSG looks like a winning horse on paper for this clash. Looking at the recent form of Lens, in the last four matches they have won on two occasions while losing in the other two.
On the other hand, PSG have been on a five-match winning streak that includes two knockout wins in the UCL but losing in the crucial final match of UEFA Champions league.
Lens vs PSG Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive strength
PSG is going to outclass Lens FC in all departments. But you can never write out an underdog. The main attacking player for Lens is Florian Sotoca who spent more than 2000 minutes on the field in the last season, netting on eight occasions while assisting on four occasions. He has played a vital role for the club in Ligue 2 last season. He was backed up by another Forward from France, Gaetan Robail who has seven goals and four assists to his name.
If Lens have to put up a formidable challenge, it is important for them to create the chances and convert them into goals. The PSG attack doesn’t need any introduction with Kylian Mbappe in unbelievable touch for the whole season. He has scored 18 goals and has assisted on five occasions in the last season. He will be accompanied by the likes of Neymar and Angel di Maria who have been lethal in attack and has 21 goals and 20 assists combined to their name.
Even though the defense doesn’t look so promising for Lens, the likes of Cheick Doucoure and Aleksandar Radovanovic have the ability to tackle and dodge the ball from the opponent but are often inconsistent in the field. Coming to the PSG, the defense is impeccable with players like Thiago Silva, Juan Bernat, Thilo Kehrer and Kimpembe. It would be hard for the opponent to break this defense and outrun them.
Lens vs PSG Soccer Predictions and Betting : Overall prediction and likely result
Even though this seems to be a one-sided encounter, we can never rule out the chances of a team like Lens. The betting platform Bet365 puts odds of Lens at 11.0 while the betting odds for PSG is stands at 1.2 suggesting an easy win for PSG in encounter against Lens.
Kickoff, an online sports prediction platform too predicts and easy win for PSG in Saturday’s encounter. As per them, Paris Saint-Germain have a 79% chance of beating Lens. The platform predicts only 8% chances of Lens winning against PSG.
Marathon Bet keeps the betting odds for Lens at 10.0. The odds for match ending in a draw stands at 6.80 as per the platform. The betting odds for PSG winning the match stands at 1.32 as per Marathon bet.
As per the betting odds of Melbet, PSG is looking ahead for a easy win against Lens in Saturday’s match. The betting odds for PSG as of now stands at 1.3. The odds for Lens is placed quite high and it stands at 9.8.
The predictions and betting odds clearly suggests PSG’s easy win in the Sunday’s match. The past records too have been in favor of PSG. However, PSG will be going in the match after a loss in UEFA Champions League finals therefore, a surprise by Lens cannot be denied.