Lens vs Red Star
Lens vs Red Star
Lens started the season with a clear win on the road versus Orleans and looks as a decent squad to me. They brought some interesting players with many games played in Ligue2 and I expect to be more solid in defense comparing with last season, having now between sticks Leca with had an excellent previous season at AC AJaccio. Upfront we will see now one of the top strikers from Orleans who already scored once. Over all perhaps Lens seems to be stronger than last season. A last minute acquisition loaning Ambrose from Manchester City. Keeping in mind they are lead on the bench by an experimented coach plus don't forget the terrific crowd from the stadium, all those together can lead Lens towards Ligue1. Same squad as in previous game.
Newcomer Red Star started the season with a home defeat 1-2 versus Niort. Was single new promoted team who lost in first round. Overall a poor game made by both but Niort had an excellent start in second half killing the game when scored twice in a gap of 15 mins about. Red Star tried to comeback in game had an immense opportunity but scored a single goal late in game and having no time for the equalizer. Not so many players came in the squad after promotion and some of those are injured GK Douchez from Lenz and Sao.
Will be a difficult trip for Red Star playing in front of more than 20000 Lens fans. With many players not used with this level and crowd I expect Red Star to be a sure victim in this trip. Expect Lens to make a good game and to take a clear win . Interesting the game will be played two hours late then usual in Saturday's game. Back Lens -1 ah. gl
Lens vs Red Star prediction
|Lens -1ah||Pinnacle||2.51||8||1-0 PUSH (Stake return)|