The visitors are now in second place in the league, level on points with third-placed Marseille, while Lens are in seventh place, two points behind fifth-placed Strasbourg as the season draws to a close.
Lens have won 17, drawn ten, and lost ten of their 37 league matches this season for a total of 61 points, putting them in seventh place in the table, still in contention for fifth place and a place in the 2022-23 Europa Conference League, as the season nears its end.
Franck Haise’s side is only two points behind fifth-placed Strasbourg, which is pursuing fourth-placed Rennes, thus the Ligue 1 season is likely to be an intriguing finale, with a lot still to be decided.
Lens have been unbeaten in the league since the beginning of April, winning five of their previous seven games, including triumphs against Reims and Troyes in their past two games.
Haise’s team rallied from behind to defeat Troyes 3-1 last weekend, keeping them in contention for a European finish. This weekend, though, they will face a team vying for second place in the table and a ticket in the 2022-23 Champions League.
Lens has only lost three of their 18 home league games this season, accumulating 33 points in the process, and they beat Monaco 2-0 in the rematch between the two sides back in August.
Monaco, as previously said, is vying for second place, which would ensure qualification for the Champions League group stage next season.
Third, on the other hand, would put them in the European Cup’s third qualifying round, therefore there is no way to dismiss the significance of this match.
Lens vs Monaco – Betting Analysis
Philippe Clement’s team has had an incredible run in Ligue 1, winning each of their past nine games at this level, including a 4-2 victory over Brest last weekend.
The eight-time Ligue 1 champions have the fourth-best away record in the league this season, with 28 points from 18 games, but they have lost their previous three league games against Lens, suffering two defeats.
Only Kylian Mbappe (25) has scored more goals for Monaco this season than Wissam Ben Yedder (24).