Lens and Monaco are going to clash on Saturday the 21st of May at 9:00 pm in the 38th week of the Ligue 1. The match will be played in Lens at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The appointed referee is Benoît Bastien.
Lens sits in the 7th place in the standings with 61 points. It comes from a 1-3 win against Troyes in its last match in the Ligue 1. Up to now, it has won 17 times, draw 10 times, and lost 10 times.
Monaco sits in the 2nd position in the table with 68 points. It comes from a 4-2 win against Brest in its last match in the Ligue 1. To date, it has won 19 times, draw 8 times, and lost 9 times.
Monaco won the last 9 consecutive matches. The last time it lost was on the 13th of March against Strasbourg and the score was 1-0.
These are the projected line-ups according to our predictions.
Lens has mostly adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up most used during the season (18 times or 48.65%).
Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 3-4-1-2 (18 times), 3-4-2-1 (10 times), 3-4-3 (3 times), 3-1-4-2 (2 times), 3-5-1-1 (2 times), 5-3-2 (once) and 3-5-2 (once).
Franck Haise is expected to play against Monaco with the following players: W. Fariñez Aray, J. Gradit, K. Danso, F. Medina, P. Frankowski, S. Fofana, C. Doucoure, J. Clauss, D. Pereira da Costa, F. Sotoca and A. Muinga.
If the above line up is confirmed, the average age of Lens would be 25.45.
Monaco has mostly adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up most used during the season (17 times or 47.22%).
Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 4-2-3-1 (17 times), 4-4-2 (8 times), 4-1-4-1 (6 times), 3-4-3 (2 times), 3-2-4-1 (once), 3-4-2-1 (once) and 4-4-1-1 (once).
Philippe Clement is expected to play against Lens with the following players: A. Nübel, C. Oliveira Silva, A. Disasi, B. Badiashile Mukinayi, R. Aguilar, V. de Oliveira Campos, Y. Fofana, A. Tchouaméni, A. Golovin, K. Volland and W. Ben Yedder.
Granting that the above line up is confirmed, the resulting average age of Monaco would be 25.36.
Philippe Clement will probably not be able to employ F. Fàbregas i Soler because of injury.
K. Diatta will definitely miss the match.