Lens and Clermont measure forces at Stade Bollaert-Delelis, in a match for the 21st round of League 2. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, in 10‑08-2019, the two teams tied (1‑1 ). The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 games won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 27‑08‑2019, for the Coupe de la Ligue, the Lens only came to victory by (5‑4), in the tiebreak by penalties. F. Sotoca (43 ‘) and W. Mesloub (61’) scored the goals of the match, for Lens, and L. Rajot (12 ‘) and Mario González (48’), for Clermont. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in 2nd position, with 41 points won, after 12 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Niort by (1‑0). In the last game, he tied out against Guingamp by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 12 suffered. For the championship, the Lens conquered 22 points in 27 possible, after 7 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 9 games he played in his stadium.
For this competition, he records a sequence of 4 victories in the last home games and did not lose any of the last 7 matches in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (6 in 9 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 20 games played in this competition, he got the comeback in 4 of the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Being in the second division of the championship is very good, but he knows he will have to continue working if he wants to reach the elite. The idea of Lens is to face all rivals, whether they play at home or not, as they want to score as many times as possible. Therefore, it values quality, objectivity and efficiency during the ninety minutes to avoid the risk of being defeated. If he shows determination and a smart football knows he can score three points. In this match, Steven Fortes will be absent, for being in the medical department.
The visiting team is currently in 5th position, with 33 points won, after 9 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied out against Caen by (0-0). In the last match, he won at home against Troyes by (3-2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Clermont conquered 18 points in 30 possible, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 5 away matches. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (4 in 10 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 20 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home games for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: he scored 4 of his 10 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘) and 4 of his 10 between (16′-30’).
The campaign that Clermont is doing is certainly positive, but his idea is to look for something better than that. The football that will be presented must have intensity, quality and objectivity, since this will increase the chances of winning. Therefore, he will try to impose himself during the ninety minutes, because when he hears the final whistle he wants to celebrate something in his favor. If you manage to maintain regularity throughout the games you will have a great opportunity to achieve your goals. In this match, the best available players will go to the field.