Strasbourg vs Lens Predictions

Strasbourg vs Lens predictions for Friday’s Ligue 1 clash at Stade de la Meinau. Can Strasbourg build on their strong start to the season and secure another three points against struggling Lens or will the visitors bounce back? Read on for our free Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips.

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Strasbourg vs Lens Predictions

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An Entwined Tale of Ascendancy and Desperation in Ligue 1

Key Stats
– Strasbourg have accumulated 10 points from 6 matches, while Lens have managed only 4.
– Strasbourg have only netted seven times this season, despite their upper-table position.
– Lens have failed to keep a clean sheet in their six Ligue 1 fixtures so far.

A captivating match awaits Ligue 1 fans on Friday as the in-form Strasbourg lock horns with a Lens team gasping for consistency at the Stade de la Meinau. Despite their underwhelming performance last season, Strasbourg, under the tutelage of Patrick Vieira, have come alive, securing 10 points in just six matches. The Alsace side currently holds the sixth position in the league, only three points behind leaders Brest. Meanwhile, last season’s silver medallists, Lens, have displayed a stark contrast in their form. With only one victory to their name, they languish near the relegation zone.

Strasbourg’s Resurgence

Having started with vibrant wins against Lyon and Toulouse, Strasbourg momentarily lost their stride against Nice. However, they bounced back commendably, holding Montpellier to a 2-2 draw and narrowly edging past Metz 1-0. Despite their promising run, Patrick Vieira might be concerned about their lack of goals.


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With just seven goals from six matches, only four teams have found the net fewer times than them. The need of the hour for Vieira’s men is to enhance their goal conversion rate, ensuring they maintain their challenge against the league’s heavyweights.

Lens Desperate to Rediscover Their Mojo

Lens, after a series of missteps, finally tasted victory by overcoming Toulouse 2-1 in their recent outing. Their hard-fought win, where they dominated with 62% possession and a staggering 27 shots, showed signs of their capabilities. But Franck Haise would be wary of the fact that this solitary win doesn’t mask their defensive frailties, as they’ve conceded a whopping 12 goals already. Furthermore, their lacklustre offence, which has scored only six times, must be addressed if they hope to climb the ladder.

Team News and Tactical Insights

Strasbourg may miss the services of their influential midfielder, Ibrahima Sissoko, owing to fitness concerns. Despite injuries to key players like Eiji Kawashima and Karol Fila, their attack remains formidable with new signing Emanuel Emegha spearheading alongside Angelo Gabriel and Dilane Bakwa.

Lens, on the other hand, have injury woes with Jimmy Cabot, David Costa, Wuilker Farinez, and Massadio Haidara all sidelined. However, after their previous win, Haise might not tinker much with his starting lineup. Wesley Said, the protagonist against Toulouse, is expected to lead the charge once again.

In-depth Analysis of Performance Metrics

Strasbourg’s average BettingTips4You Expert Rating stands at 6.79, placing them 17th out of 18. Their average ball possession per game is 41.5%, and defensively they’ve recorded two clean sheets. With an average of 2 corners per match, they’ve shown room for improvement in their set-piece strategy.

Lens, with a slightly better Expert Rating of 6.87, have a commendable ball possession statistic of 53.3%. Despite their possession stats, they’ve failed to keep a single clean sheet, and their average of 7.3 corners per game underlines their set-piece potential.


  1. Match Outcome: Based on current form and underlying statistics, Strasbourg seem the favourites. However, looking at the odds, we’d recommend also to bet on both teams to score, as both have shown vulnerabilities in defence.
  2. Correct Score: Given the attacking challenges of both sides, a 2-1 win for Strasbourg seems a plausible outcome.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: With Strasbourg’s attacking line-up in good form, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde seems a potential candidate to get on the scoresheet.
  4. Corner Prediction: Given Lens’ average of 7.3 corners per game, it’s likely they will edge Strasbourg in this aspect. A total of 9 corners for the entire match seems a realistic expectation.
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