RC Lens vs LOSC Lille Preview: Probable Lineups, Prediction...
The Ligue 1 title race is about to get much more exciting, especially after Paris Saint-Germain’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League that should see them focus entirely on the league.
The defending champions, though, are still trailing league leaders LOSC Lille by a point, with Les Dogues set to lock horns with RC Lens on Friday, in the Derby du Nord. It is going to be a vital encounter for Christophe Galtier’s men, knowing any mishap could allow the opportunity for PSG to secure a two-point lead at the top by the end of this weekend’s round of fixtures.
On the flip side, though, a win for Lille could put immense pressure on PSG, who face a tough test against Rennes on Saturday. It works nicely in the favour of the league leaders, although in Lens, they are set to face one of the toughest opponents in the division.
Franck Haise’s men have done an outstanding job since gaining promotion and are currently sitting pretty in the fifth position. Although they are trailing fourth-placed Olympique Lyon by a whopping 14 points, a win could be critical for Lens as they look to secure European football next season.
Here, at The Hard Tackle, we will run the rule over these two sides ahead of their highly important Ligue 1 encounter on Friday night.Team News & Tactics RC Lens