Both teams had various changes in market, Le Mans is a new promoted from National, while Lens loose playoff to go in L1 last season, so guests are obvious favourite here.
Anyway, i prefer this option, considering that in four preseason friendlies only against Beveren Lens gained a clean sheet ( also if they played against Espanyol, Cercle Bruges and St.Trond in the otehr matches), but more important reason is the fact that Lens will have a sort of "experimental " back four for this match.
Infact keeper Leca ( 38) is banned, Radanovic ( def. 16), Tahrat ( def. 23+1 2g); Duverne ( def. 15+1), key def. Haidara ( 33) are all unavailable as midf. Docourè ( 25+4 2g).
Lens back four will have only Fortes ( 18), Mendy ( 10+6) and Touca ( 4+4 1g) available and that are not new players and keeper Vincenzini comes from lower league and didn't play a single minute in ligue for Valenciennes last season, while Desprez played regularly in National last season but is only 20 years old.
Home team has only Lemonnier ( def.32 3g) and Confais ( def.17+2 1g) doubtful and adding to problems at the back for hosts enthusiasm for first new legaue game played at home should permit them at least to score one goal
Le Mans vs Lens betting tips
both to score (Stake: 7)Odds: 1.90 at Bet365
Result: 1-2 WON (+6.3 units)