Match Preview: Lens – Nantes Predictions and Betting Tips 25.10.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, October 25, 2020.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 8
Match: 13:00 Lens – Nantes
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.40
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: Postponed

Match Preview

  • Lens’ 4-0 loss in their previous Ligue 1 (L1) outing continued a recent trend, as four of their last five league games have now witnessed one side possess a one-goal margin lead at HT. Furthermore, with one strike in or after the 75th minute in six of Lens’ seven top-flight games to date, this fixture could produce action from start to finish.
  • Here, the ‘Sang et Or’ will try to win their opening four home fixtures in a top-flight campaign for the first time since the 1985/86 season! To achieve that, netting first could be the hosts’ key to victory, as each of their last 14 L1 home fixtures (dating back to 2014/15) to see a winner have witnessed the victorious side on the day score first (W7, L7).
  • Visitors Nantes enter this game having won just one of their last five league fixtures (W1, D1, L3), and each of their five L1 games won/lost this campaign have seen the winning side on the day open the scoring. A quick start could be on the cards, considering that the opener has been scored within 30 minutes in five of Nantes’ last six top-flight fixtures.
  • Losers by a one-goal margin in each of their two L1 away matches refereed by Florent Batta, the ‘Canaries’ often start on the back foot on the road, as evidenced by the fact that they have failed to take a HT lead in each of their last eight L1 road trips (HT: D6, L2).
  • Players to watch: Gaël Kakuta (RCL) has scored his four league goals to date from the penalty spot. Meanwhile, Nantes’ Ludovic Blas has been the game’s second goalscorer in each of his last three goalscoring L1 matches.
  • Hot streak: Each of Nantes’ last four goalscoring L1 away fixtures have seen them concede a goal within 20 minutes of them scoring their first team goal.
Head-to-head matches: LENS – NANTES
23.05.15 L1 Lens Nantes 1 : 0
09.08.14 L1 Nantes Lens 1 : 0
04.03.13 L2 Lens Nantes 1 : 2
29.09.12 L2 Nantes Lens 4 : 0
26.03.12 L2 Lens Nantes 1 : 0

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