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Lens vs PSG PREVIEW

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The French Ligue 1, December 04, Kick-off 20:00 GMT

Lens vs PSG PREVIEW STATS

LENS STATS

Lens won their last Ligue 1 encounter with Paris (1-0) and could make it two wins in a row in the top-flight against them for the first time since November 2002-March 2004 (also 2).

Lens have won four of their last six Ligue 1 home games (D1 L1), scoring a minimum of two goals in each of their last four.

Lens have won only one of their last 11 games against Paris in Ligue 1 (D4 L6), but that was in the last meeting at Stade Bollaert in the top-flight on 10 September 2020 (1-0).

Lens’ last eight Ligue 1 goals have been scored by different players (Fofana, Gastien CSC, Sotoca, Kakuta, Frankowski, Clauss, Said, Kalimuendo). The latter, on loan from Paris, is one of six players to have played for two different clubs in Ligue 1 this season (Paris and Lens) along with Andy Delort, Gaëtan Laborde, Pierre-Yves Hamel, Romain Del Castillo and Xavier Chavalerin.

Lens have not won any of their last three Ligue 1 matches (D2 L1), their longest drought this season.

PSG STATS

Paris have lost 34.8% of their encounters with Lens in Ligue 1 in the 21st century (8/23) and have a worse losing percentage only against Rennes over this period among teams faced at least five times in the top-flight (35% – 14/40).

Paris have only won 27% of their away games against Lens in Ligue 1 in the 21st century (3/11) and are only doing worse at Lyon over this period among teams currently in the top-flight (24% – 5/21).

Paris have won 28 Ligue 1 matches in 2021 (D4 L5) – only Manchester City (30) have won more in Europe’s big five leagues.

Drawing against Nice last time out (0-0), Paris have never gone two games in a row without a win in Ligue 1 since Mauricio Pochettino took over at the start of the year.

TOP PLAYER(S) STATS

Lionel Messi has the highest differential (2.95) between his goals scored (1) and his Expected Goals (3.95) in Ligue 1 this season. The Argentine should have scored two more goals according to his xG. His Paris teammate Kylian Mbappé is in third place with a differential of 2.6 (7 goals, 9.6xG), behind Burak Yilmaz (2.62, 3 goals, 5.62xG).

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