Lyon have improved considerably in the second half of the Ligue 1 season, and will be looking for a fifth win in six league games this weekend. Lens are just a point and a place below their rivals for a European finish, and will be boosted after claiming victory last weekend.
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This fixture between Lens and Lyon on Saturday afternoon could be huge when it comes down to the face for a European finish this season. Both sides have been in fine form since play resumed in Ligue 1, and are both within a victory of moving into the Europa League places in the standings.
Lyon have the better form coming into the fixture on Saturday, as they have picked up four wins from their last five fixtures. They are level on points with Rennes, who occupy the final Europa League spot, and given the form that they have been in, a battle for a Champions League spot may not be out of reach.
Lyon picked up a huge victory in their last Ligue 1 fixture, as they knocked off Nice at home. Moussa Dembele opened the scoring from the penalty spot, before Karl Toko Ekambi wrapped up the points seven minutes into the second half.
Lens are just a place below Lyon in the league standings, and could move up to fifth with a victory at home this weekend. They have also been in decent form recently, but have lost twice in their previous three fixtures.
However, they were able to end their three-match losing run in all competitions in their latest fixture in Ligue 1, as they narrowly edged out Bordeaux to win 3-2 at home. Lens started very quickly in that game, scoring three goals in the opening 26 minutes. However, they defended resiliently in the second period to hold on to the win.
Lens vs Lyon Head to Head
Lens haven’t recorded a win against Lyon since August 2014. Lyon have won three of the previous four meetings between the sides, which includes two wins in the three meetings between the sides in 2021. Their latest win came in October, as they won their home fixture 2-1.
Lens vs Lyon Prediction
Lens have a poor record in this fixture, and given the form that they have been in over recent weeks, it would be hard to support their chances this weekend. The preference remains for Lyon, who have looked in excellent form in the second half of the season to this point.
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