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Olympique Lyonnais vs Lens prediction 2024-03-03

Olympique Lyonnais
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2024-03-03
Winner
Olympique Lyonnais
Lens
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Probability of win
Olympique Lyonnais — 37.3%
Draw — 25.7%
Lens — 37%
Our Prediction
Winner: Olympique Lyonnais;
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There will be fireworks when Olympique Lyon and Lens square off against each other in the closing match of the Ligue 1 round 24. Les Gones are eyeing their fifth consecutive league win and they must be high on confidence following the Coupe de France triumph over Strasbourg. Experienced forward Alexandre Lacazette is a major doubt after limping off with injury in the French Cup victory, while both Corentin Tolisso and Johann Lepenant remain in the recovery room.

Les Sang et Or, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Monaco and given Lyon’s fine form in February, we predict that the visitors are going to return home with their hands empty

Prediction: 1-0 (Lyon)

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Both to score
Yes
55.39%
No
44.61%
Total
More 2.5
More 3.5
Less 2.5
Less 3.5
51.3%
29.2%
48.7%
70.8%
Individual total
More 0.5
More 1.5
Less 0.5
Less 1.5
Olympique Lyonnais
74.5%
39.6%
25.5%
60.4%
Lens
74.4%
39.5%
25.6%
60.5%
Correct score
0:0
0:1
0:2
0:3
0:4
1:0
1:1
1:2
1:3
1:4
6.5%
8.9%
6.1%
2.7%
0.9%
8.9%
12.2%
8.3%
3.8%
1.3%
2:0
2:1
2:2
2:3
2:4
3:0
3:1
3:2
3:3
3:4
6.1%
8.3%
5.7%
2.6%
0.9%
2.8%
3.8%
2.6%
1.2%
0.4%
Olympique Lyonnais Lens
Games 23 22
Wins 8 10
Losses 11 6
Draws 4 6
Goals 25 28
Goals per game 1.1 1.3
Conceded per game 1.5 1
Attacks 105.2 109
Corners per game 4.6 5.1
Yellow cards per game 1.7 2.1
Fouls per game 13.4 13.1
Latest matches
Score
2024-02-16
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Olympique Lyonnais
Nice
1
0
2024-02-04
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Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Marseille
1
0
2024-01-26
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Olympique Lyonnais
Rennes
2
3
2023-12-20
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Olympique Lyonnais
Nantes
1
0
2023-12-10
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Olympique Lyonnais
Toulouse
3
0
2024-02-22
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SC Freiburg
Lens
3
2
2024-02-18
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Reims
Lens
1
1
2024-02-03
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Nantes
Lens
0
1
2024-01-28
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Toulouse
Lens
0
2
Ligue 1
Team Games Win. Draws Lost Goals Points
Paris Saint Germain 22 16 5 1 53:18 53
Brest 22 11 7 4 31:18 40
Nice 22 11 6 5 22:15 39
Monaco 22 11 5 6 41:32 38
LOSC Lille 22 10 8 4 32:17 38
Lens 22 10 6 6 28:21 36
Rennes 22 9 7 6 34:26 34
Reims 22 9 4 9 28:30 31
Olympique Marseille 22 7 9 6 29:24 30
Olympique Lyonnais 23 8 4 11 25:35 28
Strasbourg 22 6 7 9 23:32 25
Nantes 23 7 4 12 23:34 25
Le Havre 22 5 9 8 23:28 24
Montpellier 22 5 8 9 24:27 23
Toulouse 22 5 8 9 22:30 23
Lorient 23 5 7 11 31:44 22
Metz 23 4 5 14 19:37 17
Clermont 22 3 7 12 16:36 16
Top scorers
Olympique Lyonnais
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A. Lacazette (12)
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J. O´Brien (3)
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C. Tolisso (1)
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E. Appiah Nuamah (1)
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S. Alvero (1)
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N. Alejandro Tagliafico (1)
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Jefferson (1)
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H. Silva Milagres (1)
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O. Mangala (1)
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M. Caqueret (1)
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M. Benrahma (1)
Lens
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W. Saïd (5)
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F. Sotoca (4)
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D. Machado Mena (3)
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S. Wahi (3)
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D. Pereira da Costa (3)
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M. Guilavogui (2)
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P. Frankowski (2)
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F. Medina (1)
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J. Gradit (1)
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N. El Aynaoui (1)
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A. Thomasson (1)
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O. Cortés Cortés (1)
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A. Diouf (1)
Top assists
Olympique Lyonnais
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M. Cherki
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S. Kumbedi Nseke
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M. Caqueret
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E. Appiah Nuamah
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Jefferson
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A. Maitland-Niles
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J. O´Brien
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N. Alejandro Tagliafico
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C. Mata Pedro Lourenço
Lens
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F. Sotoca
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R. Aguilar
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A. Fulgini
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P. Frankowski
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F. Medina
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S. Wahi
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O. Cortés Cortés
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N. El Aynaoui
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D. Pereira da Costa
Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais Lens
Number of matches 306 23 22
Average win rate (%) 35.5 34.8 45.5
Goals per match 2.5 1.1 1.3
Yellow per match 3.9 1.7 2.2
Corners per match 9.3 4.6 5.1
Home goals per match 1.4 1.3 1.7
Away goals per match 1.1 0.9 0.9
Player rating 6.8 6.8 6.9

A Tale of Two Teams: Olympique Lyonnais and Lens in the Spotlight

Remembered as two of France's most prominent soccer teams, Olympique Lyonnais and Lens have amassed grand reputations through a combination of talent, tenacity, and team spirit. With roots dating back to the early 20th century, their storied histories aren’t just foundational elements of French soccer; they are pillars of the world football community. For the unacquainted and the devoted fans alike, a glance into the past tells a captivating tale of these teams' origins, rise, and value on and off the field.

Origins of Olympique Lyonnais

Founded in 1950, Olympique Lyonnais, popularly known as OL or simply Lyon, may have been late to join the football world. Still, their impact has been anything but minor. Based in Lyon, the team emerged from the ashes of war-torn France, eager to bring hope and excitement back to its people through the unifying power of football. Despite a slow start, the late 20th century saw a rise in Lyon's fortune, marking an era of prosperity that placed Lyon as a powerhouse in French and European soccer.

Lyon's Era of Prosperity

Starting from the late 1990s and continuing into the early 21st century, Lyon held the reins of French soccer, winning seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles from 2002 to 2008. Not only was this a record in French football, but it boosted Lyon into the international football arena. This golden era was characterized by stellar performances from players like Juninho, Sidney Govou, and Michael Essien whose contributions helped to solidify Lyon's standing in French football.

Roots of Racing Club de Lens

Slightly older yet just as influential, Racing Club de Lens was founded in 1906. Based in the small, northern France city of Lens, the team is affectionately known by fans as "Les Sang et Or" (The Blood and Gold), a nod to their vibrant and distinctive uniforms. Compared to Lyon, Lens had a humbler beginning, often overshadowed by its more glamorous counterparts. However, the club has proved that perseverance is their greatest virtue, with a history marked by triumphant comebacks.

Lens: Rise from the Ashes

Over the years, Lens found themselves in the unenviable position of oscillating between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, proving that the path to sustained success in soccer isn't always linear. Despite these challenges, the team turned struggles into strength, with the highlight being their Ligue 1 victory in the 1997-98 season under the leadership of Daniel Leclercq. This triumph etched Lens's name indelibly into the annuals of French football.

Current Contributions

Both teams have also shown themselves to be not just powerhouses on the pitch, but also forces for change off the field. Lyon, for instance, has invested significantly in women's soccer, with the female team accruing an impressive list of titles and contributing significantly to the rise of women's soccer in France and beyond. Similarly, Lens has made commendable efforts in nurturing young talents from their youth academy, ensuring that future generations will have a pipeline to success.

Conclusion

In sum, the histories of Olympique Lyonnais and Racing Club de Lens are peppered with moments of high drama, intense rivalry, and ultimate triumph. These teams, each with a unique and remarkable journey, serve as shining beacons of inspiration, demonstrating the transformative power of soccer. Their rich histories continue to remind fans of the spirit of determination, resilience, and unity that the beautiful game fosters, both on and off the pitch.