RC Lens vs Paris St. Germain – 01/01/2023
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The game will be played at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis and the hosts begin the match in second place on 37 points while the visitors top the table on 44 points, making this a crucial fixture.
RC Lens come into the game having been held to a 0-0 draw at Nice last time out. It was the first match back for RC Lens following the World Cup and they will be disappointed to have dropped points against a team currently in mid-table.
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However, the draw at Nantes means RC Lens are undefeated in 23 of their 24 most recent Ligue 1 fixtures, which is an excellent record.
They have not tasted defeat in their last 6 league games, winning 5 of those matches. The wins have come over Montpellier, Toulouse, and Clermont at home plus away to Marseille and Angers.
Trends show RC Lens are unbeaten in all their last 13 home matches in Ligue 1 and they have won their last 8 home league games.
RC Lens have little trouble finding the back of the net when playing at home and they have scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 13 matches but only scored once in 3 of their last 4 Ligue 1 games on home soil.
Paris Saint-Germain travel to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis on the back of a 2-1 win at home over Strasbourg in Ligue 1.
It was a match the defending champions were expected to win with ease but they required a penalty in additional time to take maximum points follow the dismissal of Neymar.
That result means Paris Saint-Germain are undefeated in their 25 most recent Ligue 1 games. They have won each of their last 6 league matches, with the victories coming over Marseille, Troyes, Auxerre, and Strasbourg at home plus Ajaccio and Lorient away.
Away form in the league shows Paris Saint-Germain are undefeated in their last 12 away trips. They have won 10 of those away Ligue 1 games, with draws coming at Strasbourg and Reims.
Trends show Paris Saint-Germain have scored 2 or more goals in 10 of their 12 most recent away Ligue 1 fixtures.
Looking ahead to the team news and RC Lens are without the injured quartet of David Costa, Adam Buksa, Jimmy Cabot, and Wuilker Faríñez.
Paris Saint-Germain will be without the suspended Neymar following his sending off against Strasbourg. Renato Sanches, Nuno Mendes, and Presnel Kimpembe are injured and there are doubts about the inclusion of Lionel Messi following the World Cup.
This is going to be a tough test for Paris Saint-Germain and the home crowd are going to be up for this game. We expect to see RC Lens score in this match but Paris Saint-Germain have such a fantastic record in Ligue 1, they are likely to find a way to win the match.