Lens vs PSG
RC Lens prepare for this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Ligue 1 tied result against Nice.
In that match, RC Lens had 59% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Nice had 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
Their latest results highlight the fact that quality has been evident in the RC Lens rearguard. RC Lens have been stingy, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end throughout their past six clashes standing at 2.
PSG will go into this clash after a 2-1 Ligue 1 win vs Strasbourg in their last match.
In that match, Paris Saint-Germain had 71% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Paris Saint-Germain, the goals were scored by Marquinhos (14', 51' Own goal) and Kylian Mbappé (95'). Strasbourg got 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Indicating their penchant for high-scoring matches, goals have been scored 30 times in the prior 6 games in which Paris Saint-Germain have played, making it a mean average of 5 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have hit 8 from this total. Nevertheless, time will tell whether the trend might persist in this match or not.
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 17/10/2014 tells us that RC Lens have won 1 of these games and PSG 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 17 goals were yielded between them throughout those matches, with 6 of them from Les Artésiens and 11 for Les Rouge-et-Bleu. That’s an average goals-per-game figure of 2.83.
The previous league match featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 34 on 23/04/2022 and the score finished Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 RC Lens.
That time, Paris Saint-Germain managed 66% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorer was Lionel Messi (68').
For their opponents, RC Lens got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Corentin Jean (88') scored.
Team News: RC Lens:
Jimmy Cabot (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), David Costa (Shoulder Injury), Adam Buksa (Ankle Injury) and Wuilker Fariñez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for RC Lens boss Franck Haise.
Team News: PSG
PSG manager Christophe Galtier has multiple availability issues to deal with. Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles tendon problems), Danilo Pereira (Fractured Rib), Lionel Messi (Rest), Renato Sanches (Bruise) and Nuno Mendes (Muscle Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Neymar is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
I feel that throughout the game, RC Lens will need to push hard to see themselves scoring against this Paris Saint-Germain side who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead.
I am therefore tipping a highly competitive game with a 1-2 win for Paris Saint-Germain after the game.
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