Clermont vs Lens – Clermont Foot will be looking for a repeat of their previous performance after defeating Toulouse 0-1 in Ligue 1.
Clermont Foot had 49% of the possession in that encounter and made 12 attempts on goal, scoring on three of them. Saîf-Eddine Khaoui was the lone scorer for Clermont Foot (76′). Toulouse had 9 attempts on goal, but none were successful.
In more recent games, Clermont Foot has had trouble with their forward play. Over the span of their last six games, they have only scored 2 goals against opposing teams. Additionally, Clermont Foot has had seven goals scored against them in those contests.
RC Lens has not been defeated by Clermont Foot in any of their previous seven league games, according to their past performance. For the previous four league games, they have not won at home. Soon, something must change.
The most recent game between RC Lens and Lille in Ligue 1 ended in a 1-1 draw. In that game, RC Lens had 38% of the control and 9 shots on goal, with 1 of those being successful. Lille had 11 attempts, 6 of which were on goal. Jonathan David (69′) and José Fonte (41′ Own Goal) both scored goals for Lille.
Prior to this match, RC Lens had been productive offensively, scoring 8 goals in their previous 6 games. While their manager Francois Haise will undoubtedly view that as encouraging, RC Lens can also strengthen their defense after allowing goals in six of those same matches. Let’s see if that pattern holds throughout this game.
Results analysis reveals that over the course of their previous nine league games, RC Lens have failed to defeat Clermont Foot when playing away from home.
Not a great road performance, unfortunately. They haven’t lost to Clermont Foot on the road against them in the last three league games, and they haven’t triumphed away from home in their last six league games.
Clermont vs Lens – Betting Analysis
Looking at their previous head-to-head matches going back to 10/08/2019, we can see that Clermont Foot has won 0 of these games, RC Lens has won 2, and there have been 4 draws.
In this time frame, the two teams managed to score 19 goals, with 8 goals coming from Clermont and 11 from Les Artésiens. That equals 3.17 goals per game on average.
The most recent league encounter between these clubs took place on Match Day 15 of Ligue 1 on November 12, 2022, and was won by RC Lens 2-1 over Clermont Foot.
In that instance, RC Lens had 61% of the ball and made 16 efforts at goal, scoring on three of them. Salis Abdul Samed (39′ Own Goal), Wesley Sa’d (60′), and Seko Fofana (68′) scored the goals.
Clermont Foot’s 5 attempts on goal, 2 of which were on target, came from the other end. Hakim Ben El Hadj served as the referee for the game.
Due to an almost full-strength group, Pascal Gastien, the manager of Clermont Foot, only has one fitness worry. Alidu Seidu (Knee Surgery) has been eliminated.
Mory Diaw, Mateusz Wieteska, Florent Ogier, Cheick Oumar Konate, Jim Allevinah, Yohann Magnin, Maxime Gonalons, Neto Borges, Muhammed Cham, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, and Grejohn Kyei are likely to be chosen by Clermont Foot to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation this time.
Franck Haise, the manager of RC Lens, is presently dealing with fewer team options. Wesley Sad (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Jimmy Cabot (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Alexis Claude-Maurice (Meniscal Injury), and Wuilker Fariez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are ineligible for consideration.
Brice Samba, P. Frankowski, Jonathan Gradit, Kevin Danso, Salis Abdul Samed, Seko Fofana, Florian Sotoca, Adrien Thomasson, Angelo Fulgini, and Los Openda are likely starters for Les Artésiens in a 4-2-3-1 formation to start the game.
Our prediction is that Clermont Foot will be able to score a goal against this RC Lens squad, but it probably won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
What are the best odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds on the 90 min. result market, putting your money on Clermont Foot is available for 4.54, going for the draw is 3.52 and putting your money on the winning team to be RC Lens can get you 1.84. They’re the best of the prices on offer as of now.