Lens vs Lyon by Neuro
Lens was a bit unlucky to suffer cruel 2:0 defeat on the road against Guingamp last weekend. They had their amount of goalscoring chances created and more of the ball possession, but simply failed to score any goal, while the home side was much more effective in a bit less chances created.
However, no doubt that they could have been far more creative and effective, as the team failed to bring a positive result after a victory at home against Nice. With this result, Lens now still stands in the relegation zone, now second from the bottom with just a point below the safe zone. Central defender Loic Landre has finally served his suspension ban of seven matches and will be again available to play starting from the first moment. Striker Yoann Touzghar (15/5) is out for this game as he requested a transfer and will be out of the squad till his future is solved. Defensive midfielder Jerome Le Moigne (16/0) is suspended, while left back Ludovic Baal (19/0) and offensive midfielder Deme N'Diaye (7/0) remain injured.
Lyon, on the other side, continues with impressive performances and victories, as the team won over Toulouse without much troubles 3:0 last weekend at home. From the first moment they were the one who controlled everything, getting into the lead in fourteenth minute by Lacazette.
Same player doubled up the lead in 27th minute, while the victory was sealed with the third goal from Fekir in 48th minute. Final margin could have been even greater in case the team was a bit more serious in the final effort later during the match. This was their fifth consecutive victory in the league, as the team now top the table with a point more than Marseille and will surely do everything to stay there as long as possible - surely aiming all three points away to Lens. Central defender Milan Bisevac (11/0) has picked a thigh injury and won't play here, together with injured offensive midfielder Yassine Benzia (5/2). Few players are out due to African Cup of Nations, as they continue to play without left back Henri Bedimo (11/0), central defender Bakary Kone (10/0), midfielders Mohamed Yattara (10/0) and Clinton N'Jie (11/1).
Lyon seems to be in a perfect form at the moment, especially in attack and even though this visiting won't be an easy one for them - they still have every chance to walk away with all three points, even if they concede tonight. Easy or hard, they should get the victory now as their form is simply too good to ignore at this moment.