Freiburg and Lens meet on Thursday evening in the second leg of the Europa League knockout round play-offs. The first leg produced a tight goalless draw. That means it’s all to play for in this encounter.Freiburg’s winless run continued at the weekend
The team from the Black Forest have found wins in short supply of late, as a 3-3 home weekend draw with Eintracht Frankfurt means that Christian Streich’s team is now winless in five competitive games.
The first leg of this tie was a rare low-scoring encounter for the Freiburg, as five of their last six games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Freiburg’s recent record in the Europa League has been inconsistent, as they have won three, lost two and drawn one of their last six matches in the competition.
Both of Freiburg’s most recent Europa League games have produced under 2.5 goals.Lens extends unbeaten run against Reims
The visitors extended their recent unbeaten run to five games in all competitions at the weekend with a 1-1 draw at Reims. The draw keeps the visitors in the race for the European spots in Ligue One.
The result means that seven of Lens’ last nine matches in all competitions have produced under 2.5 goals.
Lens continued a poor recent run of form in the Europa League with the first-leg draw, as the French club has now won just once in their previous five games in the competition. It must be said that before the first game against Freiburg, the French team had last featured in this competition in 2007.
Lens have failed to win any of their last seven away games in the Europa League, with under 2.5 goals scored in all seven matches.What am I backing?
The first leg was a tight affair, just like many of Lens’ recent games. I can see this being a cagey and low-scoring affair. With that in mind, the bet I am backing is under 2.5 goals scored.