Following a 3-0 win at Angers, Paris Saint-Germain will look to clinch their eighth Ligue 1 title in ten years when they host Lens on Saturday. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the best soccer league in the world.
PSG: No Messi but Still Party
Without Leo Messi and Neymar, Paris St-Germain was made to wait for their eighth French title in 10 years after second-placed Marseille fought back to beat Nantes in the midweek action. First-half goals from Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos, coupled with a third through Marquinhos, saw PSG win 3-0 on the road against Angers.
Brazil forward Neymar will be back for the Lens game after serving a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards. Star striker Leo Messi, who has an inflamed Achilles, will be assessed on Friday, along with Italy midfielder Marco Verratti and France center-back Presnel Kimpembe after the pair also missed the trip to Angers.
PSG is comfortably leading the standings sitting 15 points at the top of the table but they are not officially champions. They need just one more point in the final five games of the season to lift the trophy but the feeling of being crowned at home in front of their own fans is priceless.
Lionel Messi will be staying at the Parc des Princes next season, according to the French media. The Argentinean joined PSG last summer after Barcelona opted to let him leave for free agency. The 34-year-old’s time in Ligue 1 has hardly been rosy, though. Messi has struggled to live up to expectations in Paris and has been a shadow of his former self this season.
Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United on a free transfer and sign a four-year contract at PSG this summer. PSG thinks that the signing of Pogba will go a long way towards mitigating the damage caused by the expected departure of Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid. If you’re betting online you must dig deep in order to find some good value for this clash.
Lens: Decent Season
In February 2020, a few days before the world came to a standstill because of the Covid-19 pandemic, RC Lens decided to sack Philippe Montanier and appoint Franck Haise for the last 12 games of the season. His job was to clinch promotion to Ligue 1 and he did it, being confirmed as manager for the upcoming Ligue 1 season despite having almost no experience as a head coach in professional soccer.
His tenure has produced the second-highest points-per-game average in the club’s history in the Top Flight. Last season, Lens finished seventh with 57 points, the best record for a promoted side since Monaco in 2014. They fell short by one point for a Conference League spot but they are back with another impressive season. They are sitting just three points behind sixth-placed Monaco and they enter this clash on the back of three superb wins against Montpellier and two European teams Lille and Nice.
Lens can pack a punch on their best day but will need to put out the performance of the season. It’s very difficult for them to pull off the upset so don’t include them in your soccer picks and parlays. They are already thinking ahead as they are preparing for the final four games of the season against Nantes, Reims, Troyes, and Monaco.
PSG vs Lens Head-to-Head
PSG has a good record against Lens and has won 19 out of 42 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Lens’ 13 victories. Since their promotion back to Ligue 1, Lens managed to win four points in three direct matches against PSG but they failed to beat the French giants on the road. PSG is unbeaten on home soil this season winning 15 of their 16 games in front of their fans while Lens’ away record is decent with six in 16 road matches and 21 goals scored in the process. PSG scored 41 goals at home this term averaging 2.6 goals scored per match.
PSG vs Lens Game Information
- Game: PSG (24-5-4) vs Lens (15-8-10)
- Location: Parc des Princes (Paris)
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Paris Saint-Germain vs Lens Betting Lines
|Paris St Germain||-1½ -145||-390||3½ Evo||2½ -115o2½ -115u|
|Lens||+1½ +115||+850||3½ -130u||½ -150o
PSG vs Lens Predictions
As expected, the hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -390 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 3½.
Lens has a poor recent away record against PSG and secured their last victory at the Parc des Princes nearly 16 years ago. Kylian Mbappe has been in prolific form for PSG and is their top scorer in the league with 23 goals so far this season. Once again we expect him to find the back of the net in probably the match which will decide the title. After serving his one-game ban, Neymar is back for the hosts and will surely be in the starting lineup against Lens.
The visitors manage to hold PSG to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture on home soil but we don’t expect them to win point/s on the road. It’s difficult to find a smart bet for this clash and even the PSG to cover the -1½ is priced at -145. We expect an amazing atmosphere at Parc des Princes on Saturday and we genuinely believe that Lens will add some value to this clash and find the back of the net.