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Lens vs Orleans Betting Tips - Lens to keep it tight against bottom club Orleans

Lens have won their last 3 matches against Orleans
Lens vs Orleans
Lens are set to keep promotion push alive with win over Orleans (Getty Images)

Lens vs Orleans Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Lens continue their quest for promotion as they host Orleans in a French Ligue 2 fixture at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. Lens have been driven by a superb defence, particularly at home and are expected to secure another clean sheet against the bottom team.

Lens Form

Lens returned to winning ways in their last Ligue 2 fixture as they claimed a 2-0 victory at Paris FC. Goals in each half from Florian Sotoca were enough to earn them the win and snap out of their recent slump.

The slump led to the firing of manger Philippe Montanier with Frank Haise claiming a win in his first match in charge. Lens are still well on course for automatic promotion and head into Monday’s match with 10 wins from their last 15 home matches.

Lens have also maintained one of the best defensive records in Ligue 2 having kept clean sheets in seven of their last nine matches.

Lens News

Lens are still without central defender Jonathan Gradit and midfielder Manuel Perez who are both sidelined with injury.

Orleans Form 

Orleans travel to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis off the back of a 2-0 home defeat against Troyes in their previous Ligue 2 match. They were second best throughout the contest and failed to convert any of their four attempts on target.

Cyrille Carriere's men are deep in relegation trouble and are rooted to the bottom of the table, eight points from safety. They have lost five of their last six matches and have also failed to score in three of the last four. 

Orleans News

Orleans have no major injuries or suspensions ahead of Mondays match. They are likely to make changes to the team with forward Aeron Zinga and defender Stephane Lambese pushing to start after coming off the bench against Troyes.

Lens vs Orleans Head to Head

Lens have a 5-3 advantage from eight previous matches against Orleans. They have won the last three meetings and claimed a 4-1 victory in the reverse fixture at the Stade de la Source. Florian Sotoca and Aleksandar Radovanovic were on target while Gaetan Robail and Simon Banza added further goals.

Lens vs Orleans Betting Odds

Bookmakers have installed Lens as favourites with William Hill offering odds of 1.55 for a home win. Bet365 is offering 6.50 for an unlikely victory for Orleans while a draw is set at odds of 3.90 at betfair. 

Having kept clean sheets in seven of their last 10 matches, Lens are priced at 2.37 to secure a win to nil. BTTS NO is paying 1.68 while a -1 handicap is valued at 2.62. 

Lens vs Orleans Match Up 

Central defensive trio Zakaria Diallo, Steven Fortes and Aleksandar Radovanovic have been in good form for Lens and will be confident of shutting out the Orleans attack. Florian Sotoca and Simon Banza will carry the threat at the other end of the pitch with both men scoring seven goals each this season.

In contrast, Orleans have been poor in defence and also struggle going forward. Top scorer Gaetan Perrin has found the net just three times this season and is currently on an eight-match goal drought.

Lens have kept clean sheets in seven of their last nine matches (Getty Images)

Lens vs Orleans Stats

  • Lens have won 10 of their last 15 home matches (Ligue 2).
  • Lens have kept clean sheets in 7 of their last 9 matches (Ligue 2).
  • Lens have won their last 3 matches against Orleans (Ligue 2).
  • Orleans have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (Ligue 2).
  • Orleans have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches (Ligue 2).

Lens vs Orleans FAQ

Where can I watch Lens vs Orleans live stream online?

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When is Lens vs Orleans being played?

Lens vs Orleans will be played at 20.45 CET on Monday 9 March 2020.

Where is Lens vs Orleans being played?

Lens vs Orleans will be played at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, England.

What is Lens' most recent Form?

Lens' recent form (last 5 matches): WLLDW

What is Orleans' most recent form?

Orleans’ recent form (last 5 matches): LWLLL

What is the Lens vs Orleans H2H record?

Total Matches: 8, Lens Wins: 5, Orleans Wins: 3, Draws: 0

What is the predicted Lens line-up?

Predicted Lens line-up (3-4-1-2): Leca, Diallo, Fortes, Radovanovic, Boli, Traore, Cahuzac, Doucoure, Mauricio, Banza, Sotoca.

Unavailable: Gradit (injured), Perez (injured).

What is the predicted Orleans line-up?

Predicted Orleans line-up (4-2-3-1): Letellier, Mendy, Pinaud, Ba, Mutombo Kupa, Lopy, Arpino, Mollo, Soumare, Zinga, Butin.

Unavailable: None.


Lens are tipped to shutout basement boys Orleans and secure the victory to keep their promotion chances alive.

Best Bet: Lens Win To Nil Win To Nil Market @2.37 at bet365 - 3 Units

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A cool 4.11 unit profit was made as Lens claimed a 1-0 home win over Orleans.
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