It has been a solid start to the new Ligue 1 season for both Lens and Troyes, and both sides will be looking to maintain their reliable starts with victories on Friday evening. However, only one side can take the win in the French top-flight. But, will it be Lens or Troyes that take the points to kickstart the Ligue 1 weekend?
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Two in-form sides in the French top-flight clash on Friday, as both have enjoyed strong starts to the new season. Lens come into this fixture with the most confidence, as they currently sit third in the overall standings. They will be aware that victory on Friday will be enough to lift them to the top of the standings, albeit for just a few hours.
Lens are yet to lose in Ligue 1 so far this season, as they have won four of the six games that they have played. They have scored an impressive 15 goals in the games that they have played to this point, but defensively they will need to improve as they have allowed seven.
Lens will be looking to bounce back to winning ways, as they were held last weekend by Reims. Lois Openda scored the equalising goal in the draw for the ten men of Lens. Troyes will also be confident coming into this fixture, as they are defending a three-game unbeaten run. That run of form currently sees them sit eleventh in the league standings.
Troyes has won twice in their previous three games, but like Lens, they were held to a draw in their most recent fixture. That draw came in the form of a 1-1 scoreline against Rennes, with Ike Ugbo scoring the goal for the home side on that occasion.
Lens vs Troyes Head to Head
Lens have picked up ten wins from the previous 17 meetings between the two sides, That includes victories in both of the previous matches between the sides last season. The most recent win came in a 3-1 success in May.
Lens vs Troyes Prediction
We like the chances of Lens getting back to winning ways in Ligue 1 on Friday, as they look to move to the top of the league standings. They have won their previous three against Troyes, and we could see them maintaining that run with a 2-0 success.
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