⚽️ Game: Lens – PSG
⚽️ Competition: Ligue 1
🗓 Date: 09/10/2020
💡 Betting Tips: 1
📈 Odds: 5
💳 Stake: 2/10 units
Lens vs PSG Free Betting Tips
Replacement weakened PSG guest in Lens
Delayed start to the season for the French Champions League finalists from Paris. After the lost Champions League final, PSG’s first two league games were postponed to give the Tuchel team a little vacation. Just two days after the France international against Croatia, the Ligue 1 match between newly promoted Lens and PSG takes place.
Flexibility will probably be an important issue in the 2020/21 season. The game can be postponed from time to time, but the framework calendar is extremely tight and therefore there are not many opportunities to find suitable catch-up dates. Two days after an international match is not a dream scenario and is certainly a disadvantage for the favorite.
Nevertheless, it is a game between a newcomer and the great Dominator, so the question of the favorite does not arise. In the betting base odds comparison, odds of up to 1.80 for the champion are currently to be found between Lens and PSG.
🥅 Betting Tips: 1X
⚽️ Odds: 2.25
Lens – Statistics & current form
One of the beneficiaries of the end of the season was the Lens team. In the 2014/15 season, the club last played first-class but had to accept direct relegation after promotion as the bottom of the table with only seven wins this season. After that, the second-rate Ligue 2 was the home of the club from northern France for five years.
Second place in the cancellation ensures Ligue 1 return
After 28 matchdays, the Ligue 2 season was declared over and Lens was in second place in the Ligue2 table with 53 points. They were only one point behind Lorient, but with only one point ahead of Ajaccio, two on Troyes and three on Clermont Foot, the ascent was anything but dry.
In January / February, things didn’t go according to plan for Lens, as the aspirant could only win one of seven games. After a 4-1 defeat against Caen on matchday 26, the club pulled the ripcord and put coach Philippe Montanier in front of the door despite the promotion battle.
The previous coach of the B-team took over for the time being and fixed the turnaround with two games and thus secured Lens the happy promotion.
Narrow opening defeat
In contrast to PSG, Lens has already played a game this season and had to admit defeat 1: 2 away at Nice. However, the performance at the Vieira showed that Lens, after some interesting new signings, has the quality to be able to survive in the league.
The relegation battle will certainly accompany the club throughout the season, so it will be all the more important to be able to confirm the home strength from the previous year (9-3-2) one floor higher. There are certainly worse times to play against PSG. In this respect, a tip on the double chance 1X seems to be a recommendable option between Lens and PSG.
The probable lineup of Lens:
↪ Leca – Gradit, Bade, Medina – Boura, Doucoure, Cahuzac, Michelin – Kakuta – Sotoca, Ganago
Last matches from Lens:
Club friendship games
⚽️ 09/03 2020 Lens 3 – 1 RSC Charleroi
⚽️ 09/03 2020 Lens 2 – 1 RSC Charleroi
⚽️ 08/23 2020 Nice 2 – 1 Lens
Club friendship games
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Lens 1 – 0 Dijon
⚽️ 08/05 2020 Lens 1 – 2 Paris FC
PSG – Statistics & current form
By participating in the CL final tournament, PSG’s first league game was postponed anyway, and by moving into the final, the league also accepted a request from the Tuchel team to postpone the second league game. The catch-up date right after the international break ensures that Tuchel will be forced to improvise in his first league game after the final defeat against Bayern.
Seven positive cases – half the team is missing
The signs for the 2020/21 season opener are anything but positive. The bitter defeat against Bayern shattered many dreams and will not be mentally processable overnight. Besides, Thomas Tuchel will by no means be able to draw on unlimited resources.
In the last few days, there has been a new message almost every day regarding PSG that another player has become infected and will have to spend the next few days in quarantine. In the meantime, some of the names that are not allowed to be on the square on Thursday evening have also leaked. Keylor Navas, Marquinhos, Paredes, and the entire offensive department around Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel di Maria, and Mauro Icardi will not be available to Tuchel.
A short vacation with the families of these players in Ibiza after the lost CL final was probably the source of infection that made PSG’s season opener very difficult.
Improvisation is required
In addition to the seven absence due to illness, it will also be exciting whether Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler (both still in action for Germany on Sunday), Presnel Kimpembe (still in the France squad on Tuesday, without action), and Colin Dagba (U21 France on Monday 90 Minutes in action) are already fit for the match or need to be spared.
In any case, the champions will have to play in this game with the weakest line-up in Ligue 1 for years. Accordingly, the assessment of the best bookmakers who, between Lens and PSG, see the prediction on the master as the most likely option is incomprehensible. On Thursday night, Paris won’t have much to do with the well-known team.
Probable formation of PSG:
↪ Rico – Mbe Soh, Kimpembe, Diallo, Kurzawa – Verratti, Gueye, Herrera – Draxler, Sarabia – Jese
Last matches from PSG:
Champions League finals
⚽️ 08/23 2020 Paris Saint-Germain 0 – 1 Bayern Munich
⚽️ 08/18 2020 RB Leipzig 0 – 3 Paris Saint-Germain
⚽️ 08/12 2020 Atalanta Bergamo 1 – 2 Paris Saint-Germain
Club friendship games
⚽️ 08/05 2020 Paris Saint-Germain 1 – 0 Sochaux
⚽️ 07/31 2020 Paris Saint-Germain (6) 0 – 0 (5) Lyon
Lens vs PSG Direct comparison
In the recent past, the blades of the two clubs rarely crossed. In 2014/15 Lens was last represented for one year in Ligue 1 and was able to score one goal in each of the two games against the capital city team, but had to admit defeat with 1: 3 and 1: 4.
Lens vs PSG – Betting odds comparison – Ligue 1
🥅 Betting Tips: Lens
⚽️ Odds: 5
🥅 Betting Tips: Draw
⚽️ Odds: 4
🥅 Betting Tips: PSG
⚽️ Odds: 1.66
Lens vs PSG Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
Usually, it is a “David against Goliath” duel which on Thursday evening is by no means as clear as originally thought. For Lens, the first Ligue 1 home game in over five years is on the program and the chances are good that the promoted team will make a sensation against the Champions League finalists. Between Lens and PSG, betting odds of over 2.00 are offered for a successful prediction of the home side’s point win.
Key facts – Lens vs PSG tips
💫 First Ligue 1 home game for Lens in over five years
💫 For the first time since 2014/15, the teams face each other again
💫 Seven sickness-related absences at PSG
However, the victory also appears to be possible, because Thomas Tuchel will have to do without almost the entire regular team at the 2020/21 league opener. Of course, PSG still has enormous qualities to offer, but the team has never played together in this formation.
The name “PSG” is certainly bigger on Thursday than the capabilities of the players. Possible return and probability of winning provide an extremely lucrative ratio in favor of the home side. Accordingly, the tip alludes to the home side with moderate use between Lens and PSG.