Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lille play host to Lens at their Stade Pierre-Mauroy in what is expected to be a close encounter. Les Dogues aim to build on back-to-back wins over Nantes and Strasbourg and they will surely go all guns blazing at the newcomers. Summer signing Burak Yilmaz, who has opened his goalscoring account of late, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. Adama Soumaoro returns to contention after recovering from coronavirus.
Lens, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Saint Etienne. The Blood and Gold have been performing above expectations on their return to the French top flight, but matching Lille on the road is easier said than done. Even though talented defender Facundo Medina returns from suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing hosts. In their last encounter at Stade Pierre-Mauroy Lille recorded a 3-1 win over Lens.