Lens – Clermont : Preview & Prediction
Lens is scared this season but should logically get away with it. Currently 14th in Ligue 2, the RCL still needs to gather some points to ensure its maintenance. Encouraging at Quevilly (win 1-2) last week, the men of Erik Sikora welcome Clermont with some confidence, three days before going to Les Herbiers, on behalf of the French Cup quarterbacks. The Auvergnats also know a good pass. Undefeated for seven days, Clermont is only four points behind the podium when it comes to go to Lens. Well aware that a trip to Bollaert is never obvious, Dugimont (8 goals), Ajorque (9 goals) and others will be content with the minimum?
16 of the last 19 games played by the Lensois in front of their audience against a formation ranked in the first half of the table saw less than 2.5 goals.
There were less than three goals scored in 7 of the 9 last trips to Clermont in a formation located in the second third of the table (9-14th).
The last five games played by Clermont in the league saw less than 2.5 goals.
The first leg in Clermont had a small 1-0 win for Auvergnats.
Lens has taken a small mattress ahead of the red zone and can afford to play a “small” match in front of Clermont, four days before a major trip to Les Herbiers in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. Resolutely defensive, Pascal Gastien’s Clermont could also be content with the minimum, without losing sight of the podium. If the draw is very likely, we prefer to ensure with the bet of the evidence: less than 2.5 goals.
Lens – Clermont : Betting Tips
Lens – Win Odds: 1.95
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70