Lens vs Valenciennes – Ligue 2.
Stade Bollaert Delelis, Lens – 15 February, 19:30.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Two former standard members of Ligue 1, Lens and Valenciennes will collide on Monday as part of France Ligue 2 Week 26 match. Things are not so great for any of them; Lens are still far away from their goal to make return to elite division, while Valenciennes are struggling really hard to escape the bottom of the table. Considering latest form, results and performances it is no wonder to see Lens as big favorites with 3/5 odds to claim victory. Valenciennes are heavy underdogs with 55/10 odds at the moment. Lens had no troubles to beat Valenciennes in their first meeting back in September 2015. P.Chavarria was the only goal scorer in that match.
Lens are still hoping to reach one of top 2 spots in Ligue 2, despite the fact that current gap between them and Nancy is 9 points. Schedule for Lens is for sure easier than for their opponents from the top, so three points in this game against Valenciennes would be a good way to start. Lens have won two matches in last 10 days against Brest 2 – 0, followed with 1 – 0 away victory against Tours. One of their best players this season is youngster recently promoted from youth academy W.Cyprien. So far he scored 5 goals, including 4 assists, which makes him very interesting for some big European teams.
Valenciennes are in really bad run of results in last two months. They have won only one out of their last nine matches against Metz, which made their position in Ligue 2 very bad. They are only two points above the relegation zone at the moment, on 16th position. Situation could have been even worse if Valenciennes haven’t scored very late equalizer last week against Creteil.
Lens vs Valenciennes Betting Tips:
Lens to win 8/13 – Get best odds here.
Over 2.5 goals 27/20 – Get best odds here.
Both teams to score 11/8 – Get best odds here.