Lens vs Troyes: A win means a better standing

Lens vs Troyes A win means a better standing

The match between RC Lens and Estac Troyes in the Ligue 1 is a battle of who will increase in the standings, especially for Lens. If Lens wins this match, they can be on the top of the standings which means they will have an advantage. On the other hand, if Troyes win this match, they will sneak into the top half of the standings. These two already met 46 times across all competitions so it is safe to say that they are very familiar with each other. Nonetheless, it is always good to keep on winning as it will bring them far in the competition.

Lens had an unbeaten start in the league, six games after, they are currently 3rd in the standing. This squad currently have 14 points across their name where their last game ended in draw. Moreover, Troyes did not have a good start in the season as they lost their first three games. But they were able to bounce back as they were undefeated on their last three games. With this kind of record, it is very clear what these two is capable of.

RC Lens

Ligue 1: RC Lens
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It was a surprising season for the Lens as they are currently placed third in the standings with a chance to go to the top. For two consecutive seasons after being promoted from Ligue 2, this squad usually finish in the seventh place. They stayed patient, most especially their manager until they achieved wherever they are now. This squad currently listed four wins and two draws in the tournament having received no defeat yet. With that, they come into this game confidently because they had a good run in the tournament. As they host this match, Lens have a good home record so expect a more confident Lens.

Although they are confident coming into this game, it is unfortunate that there are injuries that might hurt them. They will play without Gael Kakuta, Wesley Said, Adam Buksa, Wuilker Farinez, and Seko Fofana who are all injured.

Estac Troyes

Ligue 1: Estac Troyes
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No one can underestimate this squad especially the spirit they have in them. Although they were a man down on their last game, they managed to gain a point. Although they lost their first three matches, this squad managed to stay undefeated on their last three matches. They survived regulation in their last match. Now that they are set to face Lens, their eyes are now focused on how can they defeat Lens and improve their record.

Salmier will not join Troyes in this match as he was dismissed during their last game against Rennes. Moreover, Andreas Bruus and Karim Azamoum is also not available due to their injuries.


RC Lens (3.0)
Odds: -0.96

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