Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After rolling over Clermont 4-0, Lens will look to stay in the Champions League berth when they welcome Angers to their Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday evening. Les Sang et Or impressed in their last league match, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Angers. Belgium forward Lois Openda should keep his place in the starting XI after scoring a hat-trick at the weekend, whereas all Jean Louis Leca, Facundo Medina, Wesley Said, Steven Fortes, and Adam Buksa remain in the recovery room.
Les Scoistes, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only 10 points on their account and given their four-match losing run in the French top flight, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the game. All Ilyes Chetti, Faouzi Ghoulam, Ali Kalla, and Ulrick Eneme-Ella should miss out with injuries for the visiting side.
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.