Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Struggling Ligue 1 side Lens will be aiming to record their first win of the season when they take on Toulouse on Matchday 6. Les Sang et Or saw several first-team regulars leave the club in the summer transfer window and, as a result, they are stuck at the bottom of the table ahead of Sunday’s clash. Since new signings have yet to adapt to the new surrounding, we are not tempted to put our money on the home side.
All David Costa, Jimmy Cabot, and Wuilker Farinez are out of contention with injuries for the home team. Les Pitchouns, on the other hand, are on a four-game winless run in the national championship, but given Lens’ shaky defence, away triumph should be considered. All Naatan Skytta, Oliver Zanden, and Ibrahim Cissoko are sidelined through injuries for the visitors, who managed to hold star-studded Olympique Marseille to a goalless draw at Stade Velodrome at the weekend.
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.