Ligue 1 – Match-day 5: RC Lens v FC Lorient

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This Wednesday sees Lens go head to head with Lorient at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

Fifth placed Lorient, are away to third placed Lens on Wednesday.

RC Lens have so far accrued 10 points in this season of the Ligue 1

It was three points secured for Lens in their last fixture, beating Rennes 2-1 at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Also, Lens’s League position speaks for itself, as they continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 2nd in a row. Now they have 3 matches won, 0 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 10 points having won three fixtures and drawn one game.

Lens have won two meetings of their two League matches at home this season.

Victory for RC Lens would take their points tally to 13 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Lens have a good scoring record this season, with nine netted so far (8 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Florian Sotoca (3), Seko Fofana (2), and Lois Openda (2). Lens have conceded four goals.

Lens may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

It’s seven points so far for FC Lorient this season, going into this fixture

Clermont Foot were beaten 2-1 at Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir, the last time that Lorient played.

Also, Lorient keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three matches is astonishing this season. With a fifth position in the league and 2 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, they currently have seven points in the League having won two games and drawn one game.

Playing away from home, Lorient have won one game and drawn one game.

Winning this fixture will see FC Lorient on 10 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Lorient will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (5). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Terem Moffi (2), Ibrahima Kone (1), and Armand Lauriente (1). Lorient have conceded three goals.

Lorient are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Regis Le Bris is concerned that Wednesday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players

RC Lens v FC Lorient – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels this is an encounter that has often resulted in a visitor win. Lorient have the lion’s share of victories with 11 victories and 10 draws. Additionally, the two sides have drawn in four of their last five matches encounters. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-0 win for RC Lens.

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