Arsenal v Lens Prediction, Preview & Odds – Champions League
We have an Arsenal v Lens prediction for you plus a breakdown of the betting odds, team news and matchups ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
Arsenal have continued where they left off last season with their thirty-point total from thirteen league games good enough to put the one-clear of Man City in the league. They also lead their Champions League group with nine points from four games.
Lens are having a solid season in Ligue 1 currently in sixth place and unbeaten in their last five league games. Their five-point haul from four games in the Champions League has them third only behind PSV by goal difference.
How To Watch Arsenal v Lens
When is Arsenal v Lens?
Arsenal v Lens will take place on Wednesday at 8.00 pm in the Champions League.
Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch the game on TNT Sports 2 and Virgin Media Two.
The game can be live streamed in the UK and Ireland on Discovery+. Subscription required.
In Ireland, the game can also be streamed on Virgin Media Player.
Where is Arsenal v Lens Being Played?
Arsenal are at home so this fixture will be played at their home ground Emirates Stadium, London.
Arsenal v Lens Odds
|Arsenal v Lens Betting Odds – Champions League
Arsenal -1: @ 11/10
Lens +1: @ 23/10
Handicap Draw: -1 @ 11/4
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Arsenal v Lens Weather Forecast
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Arsenal v Lens Preview
Arsenal have continued where they left off last season with their thirty-point total from thirteen league games good enough to put them one clear of Man City in the Premier League with ten points earned from their last five league games. In the Champions League, they also lead the group with nine points from four games.
The Gunners, in their first game back from the international break, kept the pace up in their domestic league challenge with a 0-1 victory over Brentford. That result was earned through an 89th-minute winner from Kai Havertz which could prove a crucial victory come the end of the season.
Victory here would secure qualification to the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League.
Arsenal’s Last Five Results
Brentford 0-1 Arsenal | November 25th | Win
Arsenal 3-1 Burnley | November 11th | Win
Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla| November 8th | Win
Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal | November 4th | Loss
West Ham 3-1 Arsenal EFL Cup | November 1st | Loss
3 Wins and 2 Losses
Lens are having a solid season in Ligue 1. They are currently in sixth place and unbeaten in their last five league games with a nineteen-point total from their first thirteen league matches. The French outfit have managed a five-point haul from their four outings in this Champions League group. That has them third in Group B, only behind PSV by goal difference and well in contention for qualification to the latter stages of the tournament.
Lens last weekend had a 0-3 victory over Clermont to continue their solid start to their league campaign. In a match where they created an XG of 2.25 to their opponents 1.84 it was a deserved success but was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests.
Lens know if they can avoid defeat here they’re likely to find themselves in the knockout stages of Europe whether that be in this competition or the consolation prize of the Europa League.
Lens’ Last Five Results
Clermont 0-1 Lens | November 25th | Win
Lens 1-0 Marseille | November 12th | Win
PSV 1-0 Lens | November 8th | Loss
Lorient 0-0 Lens | November 4th | Draw
Lens 4-0 Nantes| October 28th | Win
3 Wins, 1 Draw, and 1 Loss
Arsenal v Lens Predicted Lineups
Arsenal Predicted Starting XI
RB: Tomiyasu, CB: Saliba, CB: Gabriel, LB: Zinchenko
RM: Odegaard, CM: Jorginho, LM: Rice
RW: Saka, CF: Jesus, LW: Martinelli
Lens Predicted XI
RCB: Gradit, CB: Khusanov, LCB: Medina
RM: Aguiller, CM: El Aynaoui, CM: Abdul Samed, LB: Frankowski
AM: Thomasson, AM: Fulgini
CF: E. Wahl
Arsenal v Lens Head-To-Head Results & Stats
All-Time Head-To-Head Record
Arsenal wins: 2
Lens wins: 2
Lens 2-1 Arsenal | Champions League| October 3rd 2023
Lens 1-2 Arsenal | UEFA Cup | April 20th 2000
Arsenal 1-0 Lens | Club Friendlies | April 6th 2000
Arsenal 0-1 Lens | Champions League | November 25th 1998
Lens 1-1 Arsenal | Champions League| September 16th 1998
Coming into the game both teams have an average of 2 Goals Per Match this season which is considerably less than the competition average of 2.99.
Both sides average 11.39 Corners Per Match between them which is also substantially more than the competition average of 10.32.
Both side’s games average 4.44 Cards Per Match between them which is almost identical to the competition average of 4.46.
Key Players To Watch
Gabrel Martinelli – Arsenal
The talented Arsenal winger has yet to reach the heights of last season with two goals and three assists from his opening fifteen games.
Marintell’s 7.82 Touches in the Attacking Penalty area is in the 98th percentile, his 13.23 Progressive Passes Received is in the 95th percentile and his Non-Penalty Goals of 0.39 in the 90th percentile.
Having been taken off at the weekend against Brentford he will likely start this game.
Elye Wahai – Lens
The young Lens striker (20) may have been sent off at the weekend for his side, but any suspension does not apply to European Competitions.
The last time these sides faced he was the match-winner with a goal and an assist in their 2-1 victory. Expect him to be the primary threat again for Lens.
Arsenal v Lens Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Lens
Arsenal are aware that another victory in this game would secure their passage to the Champions League knockout stages as Group Winners with one game remaining in the group against PSV and despite losing to Lens away in the reverse fixture they will fancy their chances in this one.
Lens will gain confidence in knowing that they can beat Arsenal following their 2-1 victory against them back in October and go into the game with nothing to lose and plenty to gain which is dangerous for their opponents.
With all that said, I’m picking Arsenal to win and secure their knockout stage place in this season’s Champions League.
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