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Action in the French top-flight takes place this weekend, as the current leaders in the Ligue 1 standings will be hoping to extend their advantage at the summit. PSG come into the 18th round of matches in stunning form after winning four of their last five in the competition.
The Lens schedule shows no sign of getting any easier at this stage, as they look to bounce back from a recent defeat in the French top-flight. However, they will have home advantage this weekend in their hunt to close the gap on the Champions League spots. You can find the latest Lens vs PSG odds and our Lens vs PSG matchup prediction here.
|LENS vs PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
|Location of the Game: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France
|Date and Time: Sunday, January 14, 2024. 2:45 PM ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 Ligue 1 Round 18
|How to watch: ESPN
Lens vs PSG AI Pick and Prediction
|Paris Saint-Germain -1
The PSG roster is currently in their best form of the season to this point, and that will make life very difficult for the hosts this weekend. PSG have dominated the previous matches between these sides on the Ligue 1 schedule, winning each of the last two.
We fully expect that run to continue this weekend, and we could see the Parisians scoring at least three for the third straight match against Lens on Sunday. Therefore, one of the best Ligue 1 picks this weekend could be on PSG to cover the (-1) spread.
Lens vs PSG Odds
The Lens vs PSG odds show the visitors as the commanding -115 favorites on the moneyline this weekend. A home victory for Lens is priced up at +305, while the draw is also considered an unlikely outcome at +295.
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Lens vs PSG Analysis
This is one of the most challenging Ligue 1 matchups on the schedule for Lens this term, especially given that they come into the weekend looking to get back on track in the competition. The French side comes into the 18th round of matches after losing their fifth game of the season in their previous match in the competition.
Despite that, the Ligue 1 odds still show them as a likely competitor for a European finish this term. The French side currently sits seventh in the standings, but they are just two points outside of the top five spots in the table.
Lens have built a lot of their success on their sound defensive record this term, as they have allowed just 17 goals in the competition. But, they will likely need to show more quality in the final third if they are to climb the standings in the second half of the season.
A new low was suffered by the French side over the previous weekend, as Lens was eliminated from the French Cup in the round of 64 stage by Monaco. That means that they have now lost two on the bounce across all competitions.
The Ligue 1 team stats have once again shown that PSG are among the most dominant sides in the competition. They already sit clear at the summit, boasting a five-point advantage over Nice after 17 rounds of matches. PSG have won 12 of their matches this term, and they have suffered just one defeat.
The Parisians have been the most dominant team in the final third of the field this term, having already netted a league-high of 42 goals in the competition. They come into the weekend in excellent form after winning four of their last five matches in Ligue 1.
PSG have recorded back-to-back 3-1 victories against Lens, and they have suffered just one defeat in the last six league meetings between the sides. The Ligue 1 player stats show Kylian Mbappe as the player to watch, as the Frenchman has already scored 18 goals in 16 matches this term.
PSG warmed up for their return to Ligue 1 action on Sunday with a huge 9-0 win in the French Cup against Revel. Mbappe netted a hat-trick, with Marco Asensio, Goncalo Ramos, and Randal Kolo Muani also scoring.
Lens vs PSG Head to Head
PSG have won each of their last two matches against Lens, with each coming by a 3-1 scoreline. The hosts will be among the outside selections in the Lens vs PSG odds available, as they have won just once in their last six Ligue 1 matches against the Parisians.