Lens vs Chateauroux - Free scoring Lens set for comfortable victory

Hosts tipped to maintain good home form against struggling Chateauroux in Ligue 2
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Lens are set to claim comfortable home win over Chateauroux in Ligue 2 (Getty Images)

Lens vs Chateauroux Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Lens are set to secure a comfortable home victory over Chateauroux in a French Ligue 2 clash at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The visitors are without a win or a goal in the second tier this season, making Lens my tip in the handicap market.

RC Lens Form & Team News


Lens played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Grenoble in their previous Ligue 2 fixture. They fought back from behind twice with Tony Mauricio scoring first before Simon Banza’s effort in added time ensuring they came away with a share of the spoils.

Philippe Montanier's men often do their best work at home and have lost just twice in their last 12 home matches in Ligue 2. At odds of 1.55, they are favoured to win on Monday but bookmakers also have them at 2.63 in the -1 handicap market and that is my best bet.

Tony Mauricio has scored two goals for Lens this season and should retain his place in midfield. Florian Sotoca has also impressed this season and should start in attack alongside Simon Banza, who was on target last time out.

Philippe Montanier
Philippe Montanier's Lens have won three of their last four home matches in Ligue 2 (Getty Images)

LB Chateauroux Form & Team News 


Chateauroux suffered a 1-0 defeat at home against Troyes last time out in Ligue 1. It was yet another poor display from the Ligue 2 strugglers as they failed to make any of their six attempts on goal count.

Nicolas Usai's men have been one of the worst teams in the French second tier having lost five of their last six matches. Their woeful form means a win on Monday is unlikely at odds of 8.00 while a draw is priced at 3.40.

Chateauroux have also struggled in attack this season as they are the only team without a goal in Ligue 2. Andrew Jung often leads the line for the visitors but the striker has found things difficult this season.

Lens vs Chateauroux Head to Head 


Lens have a 5-4 edge with five draws from 14 previous matches against Chateauroux. Monday’s hosts have also won five of the last seven home meetings between both teams.

Lens vs Chateauroux Match Up


Lens have numerous goal threats in the team with Tony Mauricio, Florian Sotoca and Simon Banza all on the score sheet this season. All three men should combine well to get the better of the Chateauroux backline.

Chateauroux’s attacking problems this season mean they do not have the quality to trouble Lens on Monday. Andrew Jung is currently on a lengthy goal drought and should be in for a difficult time at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

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Lens have scored 2+ goals in six of their last eight matches (Getty Images)

Lens vs Chateauroux Key Statistics 


  • Lens have won 3 of their last 4 home matches (Ligue 2).
  • Lens have scored 2+ goals in 6 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Chateauroux have lost 4 of their last 6 matches (Ligue 2).
  • Chateauroux have failed to score in their last 6 matches (Ligue 2).

Verdict

Lens have a good record at home and should be too strong for Chateauroux who are winless and scoreless in Ligue 2 this season. I am backing the hosts in the -1 handicap market at odds of 2.63.

Best Bet: Lens -1 Handicap @ 2.63 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Lens Win 2-0 @ 6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 16 Sep 2019

Lens v Chateauroux

Best Bet LOST

Bet 2 Win 5.26
Lens -1 Handicap

Correct Score Tip LOST

Bet 1 Win 6.50
Lens Win 2-0
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