Lens vs Angers: Lens looks to be eyeing the Champions League and will return home to play against crises looking side Angers on March 18, 2023.
Lens put 4-0 pass Clermont without a single reply from them, while Angers lost to Toulouse under the new management.
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Lens forward Lois Openda scored a hat trick in four minutes, replacing Robbie Fowler in the record book.
The striker took advantage of Clermont’s poor defensive line in the 30th minute, and would be taking the ball between the 35 minute of the time, scoring in every second that came in.
Openda was also there to create an assist for Alex Claude-Maurice to finish the game in the second half.
Lens remain in the driving seat for Champions League football, sitting in third place in the table and three points off of Monaco.
Before coming into Ligue 1, Lens looked like an unrecognized team. Lens entered this weekend’s game as the best performing team at home this season.
Paris Saint German have only collected one more point from their own turf.
Angers season hit a new low when the sacked manager Abdel Bouhazama downplayed the seriousness of sexual allegations against left back IIyes Chetti.
However, Anger have nothing on a new manager’s bounce as Toulouse Mikkel Desler and Thijs Dallinga sealed a comfortable win for Toulouse.
Having gotten 10 points from 27 matches this season, they are currently rooted to the bottom of the table and need 13 points to move away from the relegation zone.
It is going to be a difficult task if they continue to lose to the other side.
Anger’s last point came in February 2023 with a draw against Auxerre. Since then, Anger have suffered four successive defeats in Ligue 1 and have only found the back of the net once in their last eight top flight matches.
Lens vs Anger Team News
Jean Louis Leca, Wesley Said, Steven Fortes, and Adam Buksa are already out of the encounter with Anger.
Lens are going to fix a totally different team. Facundo Medina will also miss the match. Massadio Haidara, who plays left back for Lens, is more likely to start against Lens.
Deiver Machado, Angelo Fulgini, and Adrien Thomasson are also likely to be in the starting lineup. For Angers, midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is available once again after suspension.
Farid El Melali, Faouzi Ghoulam, Ali Kalla, and Ulrick Eneme-Ella are in the medical bay. The club also awaits Abdoulaye Bamba.
Lens vs Angers Prediction
Lens seem to be a well organized team free from crises and are targeting the Champions League squad compared to Anger, who are currently battling with on and off field crises. Prediction: Lens 3:0 Anger