Lens vs Troyes Betting Tip 1 – 09 September 2022

Lens to extend dominance over Troyes

David Pereira / Lens ©IMAGO/ZUMA Wire 07/23/2022

Lens v Troyes
09 September 2000hrs
Football – France – Ligue 1
Pick Lens win
Bookmaker bet365
Odds: 1.50 odds taken 1143 GMT, Thursday 8th September

There’s action from the French Ligue 1 on Friday night when Lens play host to Troyes at their Stade Bollaert-Delelis with the hosts looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season while Troyes will also be keen to build upon recent encouraging results.

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Lens Preview – Can Lens extend solid unbeaten start?

Lens have emerged as one of the surprise packages in the French top flight so far this season as Friday’s hosts sit in 3rd place on the Ligue 1 ladder and find themselves just two points behind the leading two clubs in the division, PSG and Marseille, prior to this Friday night clash with Troyes.

Lens have picked up where they left off at the end of their last Ligue 1 campaign as the hosts have put together a solid six-match unbeaten start to this new term, picking up wins against Brest 3-2, Monaco 4-1, Rennes 2-1 and Lorient in a crushing 5-2 victory at home in their last home game.

Goals have also flowed for Lens who are the league’s third highest goal scorers so far this season with 15 goals to their name, while the bigger picture shows Lens are now unbeaten in their last 14 matches overall in Ligue 1 which includes nine wins, while form and results at home have also been impressive as well.

Lens are unbeaten in their previous eight games at their Stade Bollaert-Delelis and they’ve also picked up six wins during this solid sequence of results which include notable wins against Nice, Montpellier and Rennes, while the bigger picture shows Lens have been a tough unit to beat at home, losing just two out of their last 18 home games.

In addition, Lens have won the previous three encounters on the trot against Troyes and the hosts will be pushing to make it four victories on Friday night.

Our betting suggestion:
Both teams to score

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odds taken 1143 GMT, Thursday 8th September



Troyes Preview – Can Troyes continue revival?

Having suffered three defeats on the trot at the start of this new French top flight season, losing to Montpellier, Toulouse and Lyon in 3-2, 3-0 and 4-1 losses respectively, Friday night’s visitors, Troyes, must have been fearing the worst but they have since managed to claw their way back into form by putting together a recent three-game unbeaten run.

Back to back wins against Angers 3-1 at home followed by an impressive 4-2 victory on the road at Monaco will have given Troyes a welcome boost as well as an important three points and they also picked up a point with a 1-1 draw at home with Rennes last weekend as well, so they will head to Lens in a more confident frame of mind as a result.

However, it’s still early days and Troyes’ recent successes should be taken with a pinch of salt as the visitors have managed to register just three wins out of their last 14 matches overall in Ligue 1, two of which were recorded on home soil at their Stade de l’Aube, while results away from home continue to be a source for major concern.

With just one win out of their last eight outings on the road which also includes four defeats at Monaco, Nice, Montpellier and Lyon, Troyes look set for a difficult 90 minutes away at Lens on Friday night, whom they’ve lost to in each of their previous three visits.

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Key Facts – Lens v Troyes Tip

  • Lens have lost just 2 out of their last 18 home games
  • Troyes have won just 1 of their last 8 away games
  • Lens have won the previous 3 encounters on the trot against Troyes


Lens have held the upper hand over Troyes in recent exchanges and the hosts look set to continue their dominance over the visitors on Friday night.

The best betting odds for Lens v Troyes

Lens to win: 1.50 at bet365
Draw: 4.50 at bet365
Troyes to win: 6.00 at bet365