Lens will be hoping to end their three-match draw streak in Ligue 1 on Friday night, when they travel to Nantes. The visitors know that a win will lift them into the Champions League before their opponents kick off in France this weekend.
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Lens are the only team in the top five in France that will have all week to prepare for their match in Ligue 1 this weekend. They will be hoping that the extra time on the training ground can be used to their advantage, as their recent form has not been good enough if they end up in a place in Europe this season.
Their season seems to be at a turning point, as they will need a win to progress to Champions League spots. Meanwhile, the defeat this weekend means that the teams above them can widen their advantage in the battle for the top 3 places. Failure also means that those below them can rise above them, meaning they can be completely excluded from European positions.
Nantes look set to have a mid-table season, as they already have good pace for the European regions, but they seem to have the edge over the current relegation zone teams. .
Nantes finally ended a four-match winless streak in France last weekend, when they won a dramatic away win over Lorient. Wylan Cyprien scored with just seven minutes left to win, the first time Nantes had hit on target in the game. They will be hoping for an upstream win against France this weekend.
Head-to-head Nantes vs Lens
Lens have not been beaten by Nantes since March 2013. That unbeaten streak now stops at four games in all competitions, with their last win recorded at the Coupe de France in February. The last two meetings in Ligue 1 ended with a 1-1 draw.
Nantes vs Lens Prediction
Lens have been stuttering in recent weeks and will need to end the three-match draw if they are to end up in a Champions League spot. However, we could see them in trouble again this weekend and we will favor a low-scoring draw.
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