Lens and Bordeaux meet at Stade Bollaert ‑ Delelis, in a match for matchday 4 of Ligue 1. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a match in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 05‑04‑2015, in a match that ended with the final score: Bordeaux (2‑1) Lens. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 6th position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won at home against PSG by (1‑0). In the last match, they won away against Lorient by (2‑3). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 17 suffered. In their last 10 home games, Lens has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since in 13 of the last 21 they played there were less than 3 goals.
Lens comes to this match motivated, after a 2-3 outside victory in the visit to the Lorient stadium: Kakuta, Medina and Ganago scored the winning goals. The home team must play in a tactical system at 5-3-2 and must adopt a more offensive stance, since it is highly motivated by the victories in the last days. In this tactical scheme, the two most offensive players will be Sotoca and Jean. Coach Franck Haise will be without Charles Boli and Cheick Traoré due to injury. It should be noted that Massadio Haidara will also be absent, due to being suspended.
The visiting team is currently in 9th position, with 5 points won, after 1 victory and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they won away against Angers SCO by (0‑2). In the last match, they tied at home against Olympique Lyonnais, by (0‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away matches Bordeaux has registered 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 17 of the last 19 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Bordeaux come into this performance after a 0-0 home draw at the reception to Lyon. The outsider team generally operates 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play, and the three most advanced pieces are Samuel Kalu, Ui-jo Hwang and Rémi Oudin. The player responsible for defining and leading his team’s attacks is Frenchman Nicolas de Préville. The “Girondins” coach should only have one absence for this game, due to injury: Pablo.