Lens were considered one of the favorites for promotion before the season started but have been disappointing so far. They have only one win from their first five league games and sit 13th in the table, already five points adrift Brest at the top of the table. The poor start forced the club to act in the transfer market and no less than four new players were signed right before the transfer window slam shut. Defenders Karim Hafez (Lierse) and Adama Guira (SønderjyskE), midfielder Viktor Konaridis (Panathinaikos) and striker Cristian Lopez (CFR Cluj all joined and will no doubt strengthen an already more than decent squad.
Lens only lost three home games last season and are due a first home win this term when bottom of the table Bourg-Peronnas come for a visit to Stade Bollaert-Delelis tonight.
Team news: Mohamed Fofana, Akim Zedadka and Adama Guira are missing.
Bourg-Peronnas are tipped to struggle this season and after only picking up two points from the first five rounds, that prediction looks to be accurate. It was their good home form (10 wins from 19 games) that kept them in the division last year and they will need something similar this season to stay up. Away from home they are likely to struggle again and are already 0 for 2 so far this season. We don’t give them much chance tonight against a highly motivated home side.
Team news: The visitors will have to do without Dimitriou, Chéré, Louisy-Daniel, Digbeu, Bègue and Boussaha.
Date & Time: 9 Sep 2016 – 20.00 CEST
Competition: Ligue 2 (France)
Match: Lens – Bourg-Peronnas
Pick 1: Lens Asian hcp -0.5, -1
Highest Odds: 1.84 @ Unibet
Stake: 15 EUR
Pick 2: Lens over 1.5 team goals
Highest Odds: 1.77 @ Unibet
Stake: 15 EUR