France Ligue 2 – Orleans v Lens Preview (27/7/18)

Match Preview

Part of me would love to back Orleans or over 2.25 here. I really think Lens are being overrated by the bookies, although this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. The problem is that the home team are missing a few players, perhaps crucially one of their most creative attackers in Ousmane Cissokho missing out is the big blow. From an offensive point of view I don't think Orleans have all the pieces they want right now and there has been talk that some new signings aren’t quite ready. I think the same will apply to Lens, quite a few new faces need time to gel and blend into the squad. Lens have had some big problems against Orleans in the last couple of years, losing the last 3 H2H meetings. Maybe this could be a draw. I think the value is with Orleans and overs but there are too many uncertain factors really.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None