Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Stade Felix Bollaert, Lens
Kick-off time: 19:30 BST
Third Bottom Lens host third from top PSG at the Felix Bollaert Stadium. Lens haven’t won any of the last 5 meetings with PSG but have managed 3 draws.
Lens form: L-D-L-L-D
Lens are really struggling for goals with only 2 to their name in the last 4 matches. They’ve failed to win any of their last 3 matches against Rennes, Caen and Evian TG who are all side they would expect to take points from.
PSG form: D-W-D-W-D
PSG will probably still be stewing over the injury time equalizer they conceded against Monaco. They have now recorded 6 draws in their first 9 matches and quite clearly they are failing to put teams away. The Champion’s league match against Barcelona proved how good they can be but their big stars need to get themselves motivate for the French league matches too.
Lens: Rudy Riou
With only 7 goals scored in 10 matches the Lens defence are going to be key to getting anything out of this game. Experience French keeper Rudy Riou will need to be at his very best to keep out PSG’s plethora of stars.
PSG: Lucas Moura
Zlatan Imbrahimovic is thought by many to be the key to PSG’s success and his goals do generally back this up. He’s been out injured recently however and even if he does make an appearance in this one he’s unlikely to be full throttle. Lucas Moura has struggled to live up to his 44 million transfer fee but he’s chipped in with a few goals of late and there’s no doubting the Brazilian attacking midfielder’s ability. He could be the key to unlocking the Lens defence.
PSG had an impressive win against Barcelona in the champion’s league but motivation was high then and this away match at Lens could be quite tough. PSG have drawn 3 of their last 4 league matches and taking into account the head to head, taking Lens on a handicap or betting on under 2.5 goals looks the bet here.
Lens +1.5 Asian Handicap at 1.9 (Bet365)