Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lens and Strasbourg go head to head at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. Lens have been playing above expectations in the 2020/21 season, with the team sitting in 8th position in the standings ahead of the visit of Strasbourg. The Yellow-Reds showed character in a 3-2 loss at Lyon, and they are surely capable of matching le Racing at home ground.
Strasbourg, on the other hand, impressed in their first game of the year, with the team rolling over Nimes 5-0 at home ground. Le Racing are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach in the Stade Bollaert-Delelis clash, and given Lens’ attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. The likes of Mauricio, Medina, and Traore are all sidelined with injuries, while Kamara, Kone, Mothiba, Saadi, and Sels remain in the recovery room for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Seko Fofana):
Born in Paris on May 7, 1995, Seko Fofana is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side Udinese. Fofana started his career at the youth teams of Paris FC and in 2010 he moved to Lorient. After spending four years at the club, the French footballer joined Premier League side Manchester City in the 2013/2014 season.
Despite being a Man City player from 2014 to 2016, Seko Fofana did not see any game action in the English top flight with the Citizens as he was immediately sent on loan to Fulham (2014/2015). He played for Bastia on loan in the 2015/2016 season as well and in the summer of 2016 he signed a five-year deal with Italian side Udinese.
You should know that Fofana scored five goals in 22 appearances for the Zebrette in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. His contract with the Serie A team should expire on June 30, 2022. Due to his dual citizenship the Udinese footballer is eligible to play for France and Ivory Coast at senior level.
Highlighted Team (Strasbourg):
Founded back in 1906, Strasbourg is a professional football team that compete in French Ligue 1. Le Racing did remarkably well to win the 1979 Ligue 1 trophy and that is considered the biggest success in the history of the club. Strasbourg won Coupe de France on three occasions (1951, 1966, 2001) and they have three Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well (1964, 1997, 2005). Strasbourg’s main rivals are Metz and the two teams face each other in the Derby de l’Est (The Eastern derby).
Le Racing recorded their biggest victory over Valenciennes (10-0) in the 1937-1938 season, whilst they suffered their biggest loss to Limoges (0-8) in the 1959/1960 season. Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who is well known for his free-kick abilities, played for the club from 2000 to 2003, but he failed to score in a league match during his spell with the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Speaking of Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg’s home ground was opened back in 1914 and the capacity of the venue is 29,320.