Arsenal will be looking to retain the top position in Group B when they take on Lens at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Our sportsbook offers the best Champions League betting markets to wager on this match.
Arsenal Rock-Solid at Home
Arsenal recorded a routine 2-0 win over Sevilla in their last UCL fixture and are hot favorites to beat Lens in London.
Holding a four-point advantage over Lens and PSV Eindhoven in first place, and with Sevilla out of the top-spot running, Arsenal will be guaranteed to finish in the top two if they avoid defeat on Wednesday.
Mikel Arteta welcomed Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus back into his starting lineup on Saturday, and both should get the nod again on Wednesday. Kai Havertz will surely return to the team after his heroics at the weekend, and we will include him in our Champions League player props.
There’s no word on when Emile Smith Rowe will be fit again, while Thomas Partey and Jurrien Timber won’t feature until the new year. Fabio Vieira is available while he serves a domestic suspension.
Arsenal’s football has not been anywhere near as dazzling as it was in the early part of last season, but they are leading the Premier League standings, so they enter this clash full of confidence. Arteta’s in-form troops should strike on more than one occasion to storm into the last 16.
Lens Surprise Package of Group B
Lens may have entered Group B with more modest aspirations after ending their Champions League exile, especially with Franck Haise’s men suffering a significant drop-off in form at the start of the new season.
They are sitting third in the standings, equal on points with second-placed PSV, and need a win to maintain their qualification hopes alive.
Lens is playing solid this season in Ligue 1. They are sixth, but the top-four status is only one point ahead. They already pulled off the upset in the reverse fixture and have the necessary weapons to at least find the back of the net.
Lens has lost one of their own to the naughty step, as winger Morgan Guilavogui must serve a ban for his late sending-off in the loss to PSV last time out. A much-needed boost for Haise comes in the shape of Kevin Danso, with the defender expected to be fit for Wednesday after a foot injury.
Arsenal Has Won Six of Last Seven Home Games
Arsenal has not played in the Champions League knockout rounds since 2017. The Gunners lost 2-1 away to Lens on matchday two but won their other three matches. Lens is in a precarious position because a defeat could see them eliminated if PSV Eindhoven is victorious away to Sevilla.
Arsenal has won six of their last seven home fixtures and scored at least two goals in 10 of their previous 11 home games. Nine of Lens’ last 10 UCL matches have seen both teams score. Thirteen of Lens’ last 14 games have featured less than four goals.
Arsenal vs Lens Match Information
- Match: Arsenal (3-0-1) vs Lens (1-2-1)
- Location: Emirates Stadium, London, England
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m. ET
- Arsenal vs Lens Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Arsenal vs Lens Betting Lines
Arsenal vs Lens Betting Soccer Picks for Nov. 29
Arsenal enters this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -300 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Champion League odds, while the goal line is set at three.
Goals are often at a premium when Lens plays, but the hosts love a 1-0 win, like the one they managed at the weekend.
Defensive excellence has been the theme for Lens over the past couple of weeks, but with the greatest respect for the French team, facing Arsenal at the Emirates will be a completely different story.
Lens needs to attack from the first minute of the game and will open many gaps, so we expect Arsenal to cover the spread on Wednesday.
Questions Of The Day
Which goalkeeper will make the most saves in today's match between Arsenal and Lens?
We’re expecting Arsenal to record the most shots on target during this contest, so Lens’ keeper Brice Samba will have a difficult job on Wednesday. He should be the one who will make the most saves.
Who will score in the first half of today's Arsenal vs Lens match?
Arsenal scored at least once in seven of their previous eight games across all competitions, and we expect them to do it again.