Nantes vs Lens Betting Tip Draw – 17 January 2021

Nantes' miserable run to continue

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Nantes vs Lens
17th January 1400hrs
Football – France – Ligue 1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/5 odds taken 2100 GMT, Friday 15 January

Nantes and Lens meet at the Stade de la Beaujoire in French Ligue 1 action on Sunday afternoon. The home team, now managed by Raymond Domenech, will be looking for their first win since early November, while Franck Haise’s Blood and Gold will be hoping to avoid a third successive Ligue 1 defeat. Who will come out on top in this vital fixture in Brittany at the weekend?

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Nantes Preview – Can the hosts pick up a massive three points?

Nantes have had a tough season so far, picking up just three wins from 19 matches. As a result, the Yellow House hover just above the drop zone in 17th place with just 17 points to their name.

Nantes have not won since beating Lorient 2-0 away from home way back on November 8th. Since then, they have drawn six and lost four of ten Ligue 1 matches. Since Raymond Domenech arrived on Boxing Day, Nantes have started 2021 with draws with Rennes and Montpellier.

Our betting prediction:
1-1 Draw

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(odds taken 2110 GMT, Friday 15 January)

After going two months without a win, the Canaries could really do with maximum points from this one. The hosts are the ever so slight favourites at 13/8.

Lens Preview – Will the Blood and Gold return home with a positive result?

Lens were promoted from Ligue 2 as runners-up last season. Promoted sides often struggled to adapt, but they have settled in the top tier with real aplomb, winning eight of their 18 Ligue 1 matches. Franck Haise’s troops sit ninth, collecting an impressive 27 points so far.

Lens have been in patchy form of late, though, winning three and losing five of their last eight in Ligue 1. They head to Nantes having lost back-to-back games to Lyon and Strasbourg. Nevertheless, Lens have had a fine season so far.

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After two defeats from two in 2021, Haise’s side would probably take a draw now if offered. The Stalemate is available at 11/5, while the away win is currently priced at 15/8.


Nantes vs Lens Betting Advice

When these two clubs squared off at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis back in November, they played out a 1-1 draw. A Gael Kakuta goal gave Lens a 1-0 lead, with an Abdoulaye Toure penalty rescuing a point for the away team in the 81st minute. That was the first meeting between the clubs since May 2015.


Key Facts – Nantes vs Lens Betting Tip

  • Nantes have failed to win in ten, drawing four and losing six
  • Lens have won three and lost five of their last eight Ligue 1 games
  • The reverse game a couple of months ago ended in a 1-1 draw


Nantes have been on a horrid run over the past few months, taking just six points from the last 30 on offer. The Canaries have picked up a mere 11 points at home this term, and we can see Nantes’ winless run being extended to 11 games this weekend. 11/5 for the draw is a very good price.

As we touched on, the reverse match in November ended in a 1-1 stalemate. You can get 24/5 for a repeat scoreline this weekend.


The best betting odds for Nantes vs Lens

Nantes to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Draw: 11/5 at Bet365
Lens to win: 15/8 at Bet365