Saint Etienne vs Lens Betting Tip Away Win – 15 January 2022

Lens to pile more misery on Saint Etienne

Adil Hermach / Lens ©IMAGO / PanoramaC 04/30/2011

Saint Etienne vs Lens
15th January 1600hrs
Football – France – Ligue 1
Pick Away Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 5/4 odds taken 1807 GMT, Thursday 13 January

On Saturday afternoon in Ligue 1, Pascal Dupraz’s Saint Etienne and Franck Haise’s Lens meet at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. The Greens have had a woeful season so far and prop up the Ligue 1 table at the halfway point. As for the Blood and Gold, they are sitting pretty in sixth spot with 30 points to their name. Can the hosts avoid a sixth straight league loss, or will the visitors return to Pas-de-Calais with all three points? Read on for the latest odds and best predictions.

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Saint Etienne Preview – Can the Greens avoid a sixth straight league loss?

Saint Etienne, who have been league champions a record ten times, are in danger of dropping into Ligue 2. Les Verts have won two, drawn six and lost 11 of their 19 league matches and find themselves five points adrift of 17th at the foot of the table.

Since back-to-back wins over Clermont and Troyes in November, Saint Etienne have gone on to suffer successive league defeats to Paris Saint-Germain, Brest, Rennes, Reims and Nantes. However, they did manage to kick off 2022 with a 4-1 away win in the French Cup.

Our betting prediction:
Lens to keep a clean sheet

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(odds taken 1810 GMT, Thursday 13 January)

Pascal Dupraz’s men will be desperate for their first home league win since 7th November this Saturday. The bookies are offering 21/10 for the home victory.

Lens Preview – Will the visitors build on Rennes victory?

Lens head into this one having won 1-0 against Rennes in their first Ligue 1 match of the New Year. They also beat Lille on penalties in the French Cup on 4th January.

After going six league matches without a win (three draws, three defeats), Lens needed those points against Rennes last time out. The Blood and Gold, who finished seventh last term, are in sixth place at present. So far, Lens have picked up eight wins, suffered six defeats and have drawn six times.

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Having got back on track at the start of 2022 with wins over Lille and Rennes, Lens will be looking for a third victory on the trot at the weekend. They are the bookies’ favourites at 5/4.


Saint Etienne vs Lens Betting Advice

Earlier in the season, these two teams played out a four-goal thriller in a Ligue 1 matchup at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. Wahbi Khazri opened the scoring for Saint Etienne in the first minute. Ignatius Ganago levelled before half time, but Denis Bouanga put the away team back in front. With 13 minutes to go, Seko Fofana rescued a point for the hosts.

Last term, Lens did the double over Saint Etienne. After a 2-0 home win, they picked up a memorable 3-2 victory on the road.


Key Facts – Saint Etienne vs Lens Betting Tip

  • Saint Etienne have suffered five straight league defeats
  • Lens picked up their first Ligue 1 victory in seven last time out
  • Lens are unbeaten in the last four meetings, winning two and drawing two


Bottom club Saint Etienne are in desperate need of a positive result after five consecutive Ligue 1 losses. However, we fancy Lens to follow up last weekend’s win over Rennes with all three points here. The away victory is nicely priced at 5/4.

Lens have scored the opening goal in each of their four league and cup away wins this term. You can get 8/11 for Franck Haise’s side to notch first in this one.


The best betting odds for Saint Etienne vs Lens

Saint Etienne to win: 21/10 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Lens to win: 5/4 at Bet365