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Bitesize Prediction: Strasbourg vs Lens – 11/01/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 10 Jan 2023

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Lens win

Odds: 21/20 @ 888sport

Looking to lay down another Ligue 1 marker on Wednesday night and extend on their remarkable flurry, Lens will make the trip to a struggling Strasbourg.

Starting with the hosts, last seen crashing out of the Coupe de France on January 6th following a shock penalties defeat at home against Angers, Strasbourg are enduring what is a real Ligue 1 nightmare this season. Although Julien Stephan’s side might have shocked many across France last year as they clinched a stellar sixth-place finish, Le Racing have really come crashing back down to earth. At the heart of a relegation scrap and already four points adrift of finding a route out of the drop zone, the former Rennes boss has also seen his downbeat squad fail to win any of their last seven top-flight showdowns. With that extended struggle stemming all the way back to October 9th, Strasbourg have also continued to show some rather glaring issues at the back. It should be noted, Stephan’s men have shipped 17 strikes on their seven-match winless run.

As for the visitors, opening 2023 with a famous display as they cruised their way to a 3-1 romp against PSG, Lens are in the midst of what has been a remarkable run of form this season. Only continuing to gain a string of plaudits from across France, Franck Haise’s men also find themselves at the heart of a real title charge. Sat just four points adrift of the defending champions and cruising their way towards a maiden Champions League spot, fans around the Stade Bollaert-Delelis will be calling on their side to lay down another marker on Wednesday night. Collecting 19 points from their last seven Ligue 1 outings – a run that stems all the way back to October 9th – Lens will be looking to cash in on France’s leading relegation scrappers. Two sides who are battling it out at opposite ends of the table, an away victory here can be found at appealing odds.

Bet: Lens 21/20 to beat Strasbourg in Wednesday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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