Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Gabriel Montpied will host Saturday’s football game between Clermont and Lens, the two teams with completely different ambitions for the 2023/2024 Ligue 1 season. Clermont’s main goal is to secure the top flight survival, while Lens are eyeing a spot in European competitions. The hosts aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lorient, but they face a difficult task in the round 13 clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Les Sang et Or, on the other hand, did well to beat Olympique Marseille in the Ligue 1 derby before the international break. Lens are only four points behind the Champions League berth and given their signs of improvement, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting team. As for the away team, all Oscar Cortes, Jimmy Cabot, and Wuilker Farinez are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Lens):
Based in the Pas-De-Calais department, Lens is a French club that plays home games at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The Sang et Or are well known for their red shirts with yellow stripes, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
The club was founded back in 1906 and the Sang et Or originally played in green and black shirts. Speaking of their home ground, Stade Bollaert-Delelis can hold up to 38,058 spectators. The venue was opened back in 1933, and renovated during the 2014/15 season. Lens did well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in the 1997/98 season, with the team finishing the process level on points with second-place Metz.
As a result, the Sang et Or represented France in the Champions League group stages the following season. The club’s biggest European success came in the 1999/00 season when they made it to the UEFA Cup semis. Lens have won two Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well.