Lens are looking to build on an impressive start to their 2023/24 Champions League campaign as they face PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night.
Lens currently sit top of Group B with one win and one draw from their first two games of the campaign.
The French club began with a 1-1 draw away in Seville before claiming a massive 2-1 win over Arsenal in their most recent European outing.
The win over Arsenal was by far and away their standout performance of the season and they were excellent value for the three points as they delivered a hugely impressive defensive showing to ensure goals from Adrien Thomasson and Elye Wahi were enough to secure the three points.
It now puts them in an excellent position to rally for a top two finish in the group and it's vital that they consolidate that with another three points here in front of their own fans.
Despite impressing in Europe Lens have been very underwhelming domestically where they find themselves 15th in the league table, just one point ahead of the relegation play-off place.
Lens have played twice since the win over Arsenal with both games ending a draw, a 1-1 draw with Lille and a 0-0 draw against Le Havre at the weekend, so there aren'y any signs of a wholesale turnaround yet. Still, they should back themselves to win this one given how they've performed thus far in this competition.
PSV Eindhoven currently sit bottom of Group B with one draw and one loss from their first two games of the campaign.
PSV kicked off their group stage exploits with a 4-0 hammering away at Arsenal before chalking their first point on the board in a 2-2 draw with Sevilla.
The draw against Sevilla was a disappointing result on the whole for PSV as they'll have regarded home games against both Sevilla and Lens as must-win encounters in their pursuit of a top two finish so it now means they must compensate for that by taking a couple of big results away from home.
Their season has been the direct inverse to that of Lens as the Dutch side are currently flying atop the Eredivisie table having won all nine of their league matches, but that form has yet to translate to European competition.
It took a 95th minute equaliser from Jordan Teze to rescue a point for PSV against Sevilla in what was an unconvincing showing and if Lens' last home game in Europe is anything to go by this could be an even more difficult task for PSV.
For our Lens vs. PSV prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.