Ligue 1 Action at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Nantes face RC Lens

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Next Sunday at 5:05pm GMT, on matchday 8 of the Ligue 1, we will see Nantes play Lens at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

Currently sitting in third place, Lens will travel to Nantes, who are 12 places lower in the League and sit in fifteenth place.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Nantes achieve six points

It was three points secured for Nantes in their last fixture, beating FC Lorient 3-2 at Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.

Also, Nantes will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two meetings this Ligue 1 season. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with six points for a total of 1 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws having won one game, drawn three matches, and lost three fixtures.

Playing at home, Nantes have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take Nantes’s points to 9 in the League.

Nantes’s squad will likely be depleted of two of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, RC Lens have managed to gain 17 points

Troyes were beaten 1-0 at Stade Bollaert-Delelis, the last time that Lens played.

Also, Lens keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. With a third position in the league and 5 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws, they currently have 17 points in the League having won five games and drawn two meetings.

Playing away from home, Lens have won one game and drawn two fixtures.

A victory for RC Lens would put them on 20 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Lens have a good scoring record this season, with 16 netted so far (15 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Florian Sotoca (5), Lois Openda (4), and Seko Fofana (2). Lens have conceded seven goals.

Lens are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Nantes v RC Lens – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Nantes and Lens have faced each other 39 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Nantes’s favour (17 – 12). Also, Nantes have tasted victory in eight of the previous 16 meetings with Lens. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Performance Report

For Nantes, Moses Simon is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in seven League games this campaign, while Florian Sotoca, one of their best scorers, has nettedfive goals in seven League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season for Lens.

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