Nantes vs Lens Prediction & Tips
Nantes and Lens meet at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau, in a match for this phase of the Coupe de France (4th Round). There is only record of 2 recent head-to-head matches between these two teams: on 17‑01‑2021, which ended with a draw by (1‑1), and on 25‑11‑2020, which ended with a draw by (1‑1 ). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the Coupe de France with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to achieve a positive result. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 4 victories, 6 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 22 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home loss against Lille by (0‑2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Nantes won 1, drew 5 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (16′ ‑ 30 ‘) and 4 of their 8 goals between (76′ ‑ 90′).
Nantes come to this game unmotivated, after a 2-0 home defeat to Lille in a French championship match. In this game against Lens, coach Raymond Domenech must maintain his tactical system at 4-3-3, favoring maintenance of possession and organized attacks. Analyzing the matches for official competitions, it is possible to point out that Ludovic Blas is Nantes’ top scorer, with 5 goals scored. For this game the coach of the house cannot count on Kalifa Coulibaly, Jean Kevin Augustin and Roli Pereira, all injured.
The visiting team plays its first match in this edition of the Coupe de France with the intention of achieving a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 victories, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 22 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home draw against Rennes by (0‑0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Lens won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Lens comes to this game after a 0x0 draw with Rennes, thus adding the third consecutive game without losing in official games. Coach Franck Haise must maintain his usual tactical design, however he will opt for a more cautious strategy, as he faces a very competent club when he plays at home. On an individual level, we can highlight midfielder Gael Kakuta, who has scored 9 goals this season. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Ignacio Ganago, due to physical problems.
Nantes – Lens FREE TIPS
Nantes – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90