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Lens take on visitors Troyes at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in a Ligue 1 tie this coming Friday.Lens hope to extend their grip on Troyes, whom they outclassed in their last two meetings, winning 4-0 and 3-1, respectively.

Sitting two places behind the top of the table, Lens claimed 14 points after six rounds. Meanwhile, Troyes amassed seven points and rank as number 11 in the Ligue 1 at the moment.

Lens aim to continue their fine run of matches without defeat this coming Friday, and motivation should be as high as the mood in the Lens-camp before their upcoming challenges.

Lens scored 24 goals, conceded 13, and pulled off one clean sheet in their past ten matches.

Troyes scored 18 goals, conceded 20 and managed one clean sheet in their previous ten matches.

Lens vs Troyes Prediction

Lens look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 2-1 and 5-2 against Rennes and Lorient respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Reims, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw.Lens put four wins on the board in their previous six Ligue 1 matches at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. They drew twice while losing none, scored 16 goals while conceding nine.

Lens have their target set on sneaking inside the top six of the Ligue 1 this season, and they have the qualities to at least a finish inside the top third.

Troyes look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 3-1 and 2-4 winners against Angers and Monaco, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Rennes, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw.Troyes claimed just one win from the last six away games in the Ligue 1. They also drew two and were defeated three times, as they were outscored by 13 goals to ten.

Troyes will probably do well to just fend off relegated this coming season and knowing how much every point counts, they should be ready from the outset.

They usually throw caution to the wind, when clashing with each other, and with both Lens and Troyes scoring freely over the past weeks, we expect a highly entertaining match.

Lens vs Troyes Stats

  • Lens have not lost the last 19 matches in a row
  • Lens have not lost the last 13 home matches in a row
  • Lens have won 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Lens have won 6 of the last 7 home matches
  • Lens have scored in 11 of the last 13 home matches
  • Troyes have conceded in 20 of the last 22 away matches
  • Troyes have not won 13 of the last 15 away matches
  • Troyes have conceded in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 away matches Troyes played, both teams scored
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Troyes played, both teams scored

Lens vs Troyes Team News

Lens are looking at up to six players on the injured and absent list ahead of their home match against Troyes on Friday.For their upcoming match in round 7, Lens are unable to call upon Brice Samba, who is suspended.

Gael Kakuta, Wesley Said, Seko Fofana, Adam Buksa and Wuilker Farinez are all absent from the Lens squad that faces Troyes at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Troyes are juggling with three absent players on this coming Friday when travelling to Lens.

Andreas Bruus, Abdu and Karim Azamoum all face a spell on the sidelines for Troyes due to various injuries.

Lens vs Troyes H2H

Lens won the last two meetings against Troyes, as they followed up a 4-0 win by beating their upcoming opponent by a 3-1 score.Lens usually enjoy playing Troyes, claiming five wins in the last ten encounters. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 1.50.

Lens vs Troyes Results

A high scoring match is a fairly rare occurrence when Lens face Troyes as under 2.5 goals happened in seven times in the last ten matches. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 2.10 with the bookies.

Lens vs Troyes Betting Tips

When looking for in-form players to find the target, there are some interesting names popping up in both teams. Florian Sotoca brings great form to the table, as he is now on five goals in six games. Surely, Lens will start him against Troyes, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Florian Tardieu, who notched up three goals in his past six games.

Lens claimed six wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing four and losing zero. Troyes won one of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost seven of these matches.Troyes didn't keep a clean sheet even once in their previous 10 away games. Lens managed five clean sheets in their last 10 games at Lens.

Under 2.5 goals happened three times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals. Lens managed an average of 1.2 goals, with Troyes averaging 0.6 goals in these. Both teams not to score was a winning bet seven times in this run of matches.Lens witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged two goals a game.Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.5 times in those matches.