Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lens and Angers square off against each other at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Lens did well to beat Dijon on the road at the weekend, with the team once again proving their worth on their return to the Ligue 1. The Yellow-Reds aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they are certainly capable of beating les Scoistes at home ground.
Angers suffered a 1-0 loss to Olympique Lyon on Matchday 11, with the team dropping to 11th position in the standings. Nonetheless, les Scoistes have been producing fine displays on the travels this season, with the team eyeing their fourth away win. A close encounter is on the cards at Stade Bollaert-Delelis, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The good news for the visiting team is that midfielder Thomas Mangani returns from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Gael Kakuta):
Gael Kakuta is a winger who plays for La Liga side Rayo Vallecano. Kakuta is the product of Chelsea youth academy, but he made no more than 6 appearances in the Premier League for the Blues. After spending five seasons on loan with Fulham, Bolton, Dijon, Vitesse, Lazio and Rayo Vallecano, the French footballer moved to Sevilla in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign.
Gael Kakuta, though, played only two games for the Andalusian side in the Spanish top flight as he soon moved to China. After ending his spell with Hebei China Fortune, Kakuta returns to Spain, with the pacey winger signing a loan deal with Deportivo La Coruna. Gael Kakuta, who was born in Lille, France on June 21, 1991, moved to Rayo Vallecano in 2018, signing a four-year deal with the capital club.
Speaking of his international career, the 173-cm-tall footballer scored 6 goals in 18 appearances for France U21 team, but he represents DR Congo on the senior level.
Highlighted Team (Angers):
French Football Federation was founded in 1919, with French football club Angers being founded the same year. Les Scoistes returned to the French top flight at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they finished the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign in ninth place in the standings.
Angers were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 season and, as a result, they finished 12th. Les Scoistes are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst the color of their away kits is white. Stade Raymond Kopa is the team’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 17.835.
The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadium’s record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the club’s most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Alo’o, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight.