Ligue 1 – RC Lens – Troyes on Match-day 7

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Friday Ligue 1 action from the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, as Lens take on Troyes.

Troyes to face third Lens on Friday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, with Bruno Irles’ squad currently occupying eleventh place in the League.

RC Lens go into this game with 14 points secured

With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (1-1) draw against Reims, Lens will be keen to improve on that result in this game.

Also, Lens keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four games is astonishing this season. With 14 points, they currently sit third in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 4 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having won four meetings and drawn two fixtures.

When Lens host Troyes, they will do so on the back of three victories on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see RC Lens on 17 points.

Lens are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Franck Haise is concerned that Friday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players.

Troyes’ Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain seven points, going into this game

Troyes have dropped five points in their last two fixtures, drawing 1-1 at Rennes and losing 2-4 to AS Mónaco.

Also, Troyes keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three games is astonishing this season. With seven points (2W, 3L and 1D), they are established in eleventh position in the League having won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost three meetings.

Troyes have won one game and lost two matches of their three League matches away from home this season.

Troyes will have 10 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Troyes will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (11). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Florian Tardieu (3), Mama Balde (3), and Wilson Odobert (2). Bruno Irles will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 14 goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

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

RC Lens v Troyes – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels These two teams have met on 30 occasions, in whichLens have enjoyed 14 wins and eight draws. In addition, the two teams have drawn five of the last nine games played between them. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Troyes took all three points winning 1-3 away.

Performance Report

For Lens, Florian Sotoca scoredfive goals in six League games so far, while Florian Tardieu, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in six League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season for Troyes.

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