RC Lens vs. Saint-Etienne 10/3/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
RC Lens 3-1-1, Saint-Etienne 3-1-1
10/3/20 11 am
Over 2.5 (+120), Under 2.5 (-150) Click Here for the Latest Odds
RC Lens is hosting Saint-Etienne at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in round 6 in the French Ligue 1.
Lens has been outstanding in Ligue 1 so far this season, and they have 3 wins, 1 draw, and only 1 loss. With 10 points, 8 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, Lens is in 6th place in the standings. Ganago has scored 4 goals for Lens so far this season, while Kakuta has 3 goals, and Medina has scored 1 goal. Sotoca has added 2 assists, while Kakuta has added 1 assist. Traore, Boli, Michelin, and Fofana are all injured for Lens at this time. In their latest Ligue 1 match against Nimes on the road, Lens has had 50% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 75% if the correct passes. Lens got ahead in the 34th minute, but as the game progressed, Lens was losing focus on the defensive end, and it cost them in the 87th minute when they conceded a goal. The final result of this match was 1-1. Being a newcomer to the league isn’t easy, but Lens is doing a fantastic job, and to be honest, I didn’t expect that from them. I don’t think Lens will have any problems securing their Ligue 1 spot, but I also don’t think they can stay this high in the table, and they will not stay consistent throughout the season.
After winning the first three games in Ligue 1 without conceding a goal and playing a draw in their fourth game of the season, Saint-Etienne has lost their latest Ligue 1 game. Saint-Etienne was playing against Rennais at home in that match, and they have had 47% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Saint-Etienne has been defending well at the start of this season, but they failed to defend in this match. Saint-Etienne has conceded 3 goals, and they ended up losing this match 0-3. With this loss, Saint-Etienne has dropped to 4th place in the standings where they have 10 points alongside 8 scored goals and 5 conceded goals. Hamouma has scored 3 goals for Saint-Etienne so far this season, while Bouanga added 2 goals. Nordin has added 3 assists. Silva, Abi, Debuchy, Ruffier, and Khazaria are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Saint-Etienne has displayed some great soccer in this young season, but it seems that all the injuries are starting to affect their game, and Saint-Etienne is slowing down. I hope Saint-Etienne can get back on the winning track fast because I like seeing someone other than PSG at the top of the table.
The trends are mixed here, and honestly, this match could go either way. Lens is playing better soccer at the moment, but I wouldn’t just write Saint-Etienne off. I think this will be a hard game for both teams, and I don’t expect a lot of goals. I will give the draw a shot here.