Lens’ hopes of staying in Ligue1 are diminishing as round goes by. Even if at times Lens deserved more according to performances in the field they haven’t been constant in efforts throughout 90 minutes and they are yet to win in Ligue1 in 2015.
Coach Kombouare has many offensive minded players available and he keeps on rotating preventing them from achieving full potential. From an offensive point of view Lens probably deserve another season in Ligue1 but defensively it’s a disaster. Lens have kept only one clean sheet since the season resumed and there are no signs of improvement.
Hosts will welcome back key midfielder Valdvia after he was suspended last round.
Toulouse suffered a shameful defeat last week on home ground against Marseille (lost 6-1). It was expected for Toulouse to concede once or twice but not even the most optimistic of Marseille’s fans would have expected such a trashing.
Toulouse’s fullbacks suffered the most and it seemed like a training session for Marseille. At one point Moubandje was so confused that he even scored an own goal.
Defensive midfielder Grigore was overwhelmed by the incoming siege and simply laid down the weapons.
The only good news is that forward Ben Yedder scored again (twice in the last 3 rounds) and hopefully he will be more confident in future rounds (maybe the only one confident in the squad…)
Toulouse will welcome back captain Aguilar after he was suspended last week.
This game could have been a good candidate for betting on goals but after disastrous performances (Toulouse lost 6-1 and Lens 4-1 last round) most clubs are usually more careful and focus primarily on not making any errors. Still, this a game to keep an eye on for live betting (if the first 15 minutes deliver fast paced actions you should bet on goals).
UPDATE: Besides midfielder Aguilar Toulouse also welcome back keeper Ahamada
Lens: Belon, Riou – Ba, Baal, Boulenger, Gbamin, Landre, Kantari – Bourigeaud, Cyprien, Le Moigne, El Jadeyaoui, Nomenjanahary, Valdivia – Guillaume, Coulibaly, Chavarria, Madiani, Touzghar.
Toulouse: Ahamada, Boucher – Akpa Akpro, Ninkov, Spajic, Moubandje, Kana-Biyik, W.Matheus, Tisserand, Grigore – Aguilar, T.Doumbia, Regattin, Trejo, Sirieix – Ben Yedder, Braithwaite, Pesic