Ligue 1 – RC Lens at home to Lyon

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Sunday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, as Lens host Lyon in the Ligue 1.

This clash sees sixth play fourth, as struggling Lyon visit the Stade Bollaert-Delelis to face Lens.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen RC Lens achieve 18 points

Lens come to this game on the back of a 0-0 away draw against Nantes at Stade de La Beaujoire.

Also, Lens keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season. With a fourth position in the league and 5 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 18 points in the League having won five matches and drawn three games.

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

RC Lens will have 21 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good atacking and defensive team

Lens’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding seven goals in their previous games. This has been a good season so far for Lens, in terms of goals scored (16). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Florian Sotoca (5), Lois Openda (4), and Seko Fofana (2).

Injury and illness have depleted Franck Haise’s Lens and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Lyon have 13 points to their name, going into this tie

This match sees Lyon looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Paris Saint-Germain.

Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and three losses for Lyon seems very relevant. Now they have 4 matches won, 3 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 13 points having won four games, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.

Playing away from home, Lyon have drawn one game and lost two meetings.

Victory for Lyon would take their points tally to 16 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring record of 16 goals (15 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Karl Toko Ekambi (4), Alexandre Lacazette (4), and Tete (4). Lyon have conceded 10 goals.

Lyon’s squad has depth, but even so, Peter Bosz is likely to be missing five of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

RC Lens v Lyon – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels historically, it is a fixture that has seen a win for Lyon who’ve recorded 21 victories and 12 draws. Also, Lyon have not been able to over-turn Lens on the last three meetings. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Players to watch

For Lens, Florian Sotoca is one of the top performing players after having scoredfive goals in eight League games this campaign, while Karl Toko Ekambi contributed withfour goals in eight League matches this season for Lyon.

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