France Ligue 2 – Lens v Ajaccio Preview (21/12/18)

Match Preview

Lens had a sticky patch a few weeks ago but seem to have got back on track somewhat. They beat Brest and then drew at Clermont last week. The performance in Clermont wasn’t that great and they were probably outplayed for the most part but did at least manage to grind out a draw. Lens were hit hard by the injury to key centre back Aleksandar Radovanovic but it seems ever since that happened they have been galvanised a little bit. The rest of the squad is in prime condition anyway. Ajaccio are missing Jeremy Choplin and Riad Nouri to suspension which is as bitter blow because both are key players. ACA have been poor for most of the season and away from home are usually unvoncinging. They won at Orleans last Friday night but that was facing a much poorer outfit. Lens should have enough to win today and they really need the three points in order to cut the gap to Brest. Taking them on a -0.75 Asian Handicap makes some sense.

Prediction: 2-0

Recommended bet: Lens -0.75 @1.97