Matchday 35 of Ligue 1 is almost here, and it can decide the fate of Lens and Reims in the competition.
The Lens will enter the football stadium with the goal of catching up to PSG. Contrarily, Reims will try to solidify their position in the competition. Lens is currently placed at Rank 2 with 72 points, just behind PSG, who has secured 78 points till now.
On the other hand, Reims is sitting at Rank 10 with 50 points. With only four games remaining for Lens, this will be a crucial one to reach PSG. The table leader has been a crowd favorite for a while, boasting names like Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe.
However, Lens has surpassed all expectations to keep up with the star-studded football team. The team has won 4 of its previous 5 games, while Remis has been struggling, registering only 1 win in the past 5 matches.
Nonetheless, the teams are neck-to-neck when it comes to scoring, courtesy of their skilled forwards. Lois Openda has scored 19 goals for Lens, while Folarin Balogun is right behind him with 18 goals.
Both forwards will be the most popular picks among fantasy football players on Matchday 35. However, the top football sports betting sites have allotted Lens a 20/23 odds to win. So, if Reims wants to win the match, the team will have to strengthen its mid-field.
As for their head-to-head record, Lens will feel immensely comfortable against Reims. The teams have met 7 times in Ligue 1, where Lens has won 3 games. Reims has never beaten Lens in Ligue 1 while drawing 4 of their 7 matchups.
With form and previous matchups on their side, Lens will try to win the match and earn their Champions League qualification. Most fans and experts expect the team to do so in the match on Friday.