18:45 GMT 31 July 2017
The Auxerre vs. Lens match will be played on Monday, July 31, at the l'Abbe Deschamps Stadium, Auxerre. This is the first round match of French Ligue 2. Auxerre finished the previous season in 17th place with only 43 points, while Lens was 5th with 65 points.
In their previous ten meetings, Auxerre recorded only one victory, Lens had six wins, while three games ended in a draw. However, Auxerre won the last match they played against each other. We saw under 2.5 goals in their last two games.
Auxerre barely avoided the relegation from the Ligue 2 last season. They were the first time above the relegation line, with only five points more than a team which had to play a playoff match to stay in the league (and succeeded). The last couple of seasons for former Ligue 1 club and one of the best teams in the country during Djibril Cisse's era, was disastrous. They will try to turn the things around in the upcoming season, and the victory in the first game would be great.
Latest matches: AJ Auxerre
|25.07.2017||Club||AJ Auxerre||Paris FC 98||9:0||W|
|21.07.2017||Club||AJ Auxerre||Troyes AC||1:2||L|
|14.07.2017||Club||FC Metz||AJ Auxerre||1:4||W|
|11.07.2017||Club||AJ Auxerre||US Creteil||0:0||D|
|07.07.2017||Club||Stade Reims||AJ Auxerre||1:2||W|
The last season was much better for Lens - they almost achieved promotion, but they fell short by only two points! They have the highest ambitions in this season too, and they will try to win the upcoming game.
Latest matches: RC Lens
|21.07.2017||Club||RC Lens||KAA Gent||1:3||L|
|12.07.2017||Club||Troyes AC||RC Lens||2:1||L|
|08.07.2017||Club||RC Lens||FC Chambly||1:1||D|
|04.07.2017||Club||US Avranches||RC Lens||1:2||W|
|19.05.2017||Ligu||RC Lens||Chamois Niort FC||3:1||W|
It is hard to predict the outcome of the upcoming match, but we believe that both teams will try to win it.
31 July 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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