Match Preview: Lens 1-0 Paris SG Prediction and Betting Tips 10.09.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, September 10, 2020.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 2
Match: 20:00 Lens – Paris SG
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.33
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Match Preview

  • After losing 2-1 at Nice on the opening weekend, RC Lens will be aiming to turn their back on a prior run of two top-flight home openers lost. Both games produced a one-goal margin, and saw the opponent’s deciding goal arrive beyond the 80th minute.
  • A good start is no guarantee for Lens, as the loss to Nice also ensured that three (75%) of their last four Ligue 1 (L1) defeats have seen them score first inside the opening half-hour of play. Furthermore, each of their last three L1 losses have seen them specifically lose the second half 1-0.
  • In an echo of Lens’ habit, each of PSG’s last two opening away league games (W1, L1) have seen the scorer of the first goal go on to lose. Despite missing several important players, PSG are expected to win, and eight of their last nine league victories have seen them open the scoring inside the first 30 minutes.
  • Furthermore, eight of PSG’s last nine league victories have each seen them keep a first-half clean sheet. Meanwhile, a significant ten of the last 11 H2H top-flight clashes have seen PSG shut out Lens in the first half. In fact, seven of those ten matches saw a goalless first half.
  • Players to watch: Lens midfielder Gaël Kakuta scored his club’s first L1 goal in five years back in August. Subsequently, four of his last five L1 goals have come in the first half.
  • PSG’s last win (3-0) saw Juan Bernat round off the scoring. Five of his six prior goals for PSG have arrived in the first half – though he hasn’t yet scored for them between the 16th-45th minute.
  • Hot stat: Newly-promoted L1 sides facing their first home league game of a campaign have a win rate of 80% since 2018/19. The average margin across those wins is 2.0 goals.
Head-to-head matches: LENS – PARIS SG
07.03.15 L1 Paris SG Lens 4 : 1
17.10.14 L1 Lens Paris SG 1 : 3
12.02.11 L1 Paris SG Lens 0 : 0
08.01.11 CDF Paris SG Lens 5 : 1
26.09.10 L1 Lens Paris SG 0 : 2