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Remind me next time

Sevilla are getting ready to clash with Lens this coming Wednesday at the Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan. The match is played out as one of sixteen games in the first round of the Champions League group stage.

Sevilla are once again trying their luck in the Champions League. Once again they are here as champions in the Europa League. For a side who's enjoyed such massive success in the Europa League, their results in this tournament barely deserve a mention. Can they do better this time around?

Lens enter the Champions League for the first time since 2002 after pushing giants PSG to the brink in Ligue 1 last season. They have lost a few prolific players, though, and have their biggest strength and home. Time will tell how big a fuss they'll be able to make at this level.

Sevilla have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly nine in their previous ten matches in this tournament. That is an average of 0.9 per game, in which they conceded 15 goals, or 1.5 per game. They fought their way to a clean sheet four times.

Sevilla vs Lens Prediction

Sevilla Form

Sevilla lost twice in their last three matches, as they were defeated 4-3 by Deportivo Alaves and 1-2 against Girona. They turned the table by winning 1-0 against Las Palmas.

Lens Form

Lens were unable to pick up a single point in their last three matches, as they were first beaten 3-1 by PSG. Next up, Monaco won 3-0, before losing 0-1 against Metz. Lens are winless in their last six away games in the Champions League, in which they drew one and lost two. They conceded eight goals while scoring five themselves.

Both Sevilla and visitors Lens seem to struggle just a wee bit much right now, with keeping a clean sheet. We go out on a limb here and suggest that, both teams will find the back of the net.

Sevilla vs Lens Stats

  • In 14 of the last 16 matches Sevilla played, both teams scored
  • Sevilla have scored in the last 16 matches in a row
  • Sevilla have scored in 21 of the last 23 home matches
  • In 11 of the last 13 Sevilla home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Sevilla have lost the last 4 matches in a row and both teams scored at the same time
  • Lens have scored in 28 of the last 30 matches
  • Lens have scored in 22 of the last 24 away matches
  • In 6 of the last 7 away matches Lens played, both teams scored
  • Lens have lost the last 4 away matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Lens have not won the last 7 matches in a row

    Sevilla vs Lens Team News

    Sevilla could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Lens.

    Marcos Acuna, Marcao, Tanguy Nianzou and Alfonso Pastor take up space in the treatment room and won't be eligible to be called up for home side Sevilla, when they face Lens on Wednesday.

    Going to Sevilla, Lens have four players out of action for the match on Wednesday.

    Names like David Costa, Nampalys Mendy, Jimmy Cabot and Wuilker Farinez most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Sevilla.

    Sevilla vs Lens H2H

    This is the inaugural encounter between Sevilla and Lens in the Champions League.

    Sevilla vs Lens Betting Tips

    As the new Champions League campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Sevilla and Lens this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.

    Sevilla claimed a win three times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run. Lens won four of their last 10 games away, while drawing one and losing five in this series of matches. Sevilla managed the first goal of the game in only three of those 10 previous games played at Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan. Meanwhile, Lens were first on target in five of their last 10 outings away from home.

    In Sevilla's last ten games, there have been over 2.5 goals in five of them. They managed to average 1.2 goals goals per match across all tournaments. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Lens played across all tournaments. They scored 1.1 times on average in the process.