Last one in 28th rounds will brings face to face to teams used to play in Ligue 1 but now their fight if for 2nd league. Two team who had some bad seasons, being far away of what fans expect from them Lens is 8 points behind 3rd spot but with a win here they will reduce the gap at 5 points. But if you are asking me I am sure they are aware regarding their slim chances for promotion. They hope but their game is far away for what Ligue 1 request. Without scoring in last 2 game they dropped 4 points against poor teams: Valenciennes and Sochaux. If we keep in mind they won in 92 mins at Tours..we see how bad they perform lately. Why? Maybe because their play-maker Valdivia is out due to an injury and the one from midfield compartment are most of the time brainless. Even strikers are out of form, Chavarria missing from any position while young Banza is from another movie, Autret and Borigeaud is trying but not enough. Some good news for this game is first GK Delle recovered from an injury. Near Valdivia will miss Ba, a defender who played OK since Koumbouare sent him in the field. Evian is even worst than Lens. With 29 points they are only 5 points (before the games from this round) above relegation spots. And for sure they will be keen to maintain this gap keeping in mind Sochaux and Creteil took 1 point in this round. Also they are playing bad for almost all season long but recently they took 5 points in last 3 games being unbeaten in the process. They don´t have much problems regarding injured or suspended players. More over experimented Barbosa is back in team after serving a round ban.On the road they were good enough losing only 6 games out of 13 played (4 of those defeats were at the end of previous year and begining of 2016 when the team were totally crap). For sure Lens will have more than 20000 fans supporting them. But also the fans put a lot of pressure on Koubouare players and will be more difficult for them. If they don´t score in first half then the time will run against them and for sure will appear opportunities for Evian. Maybe Lens is slight better on paper but how these teams played recently I don´t say is much difference. So a draw is likely but I´ll take it Evian +1EH gl.
2017-12-12 · 09:09:17