Lens have won each of their last five France Ligue 1 meetings with Lorient; they’ve never previously won 83 league games in a row against the Lorient.
Lorient have won just two of their 11 France Ligue 1 away games against Lens (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 France Ligue 1 meetings between Lens and Lorient have finished level, with the Lens winning 66 to Lorient four. Only Lens v Lorient and Lens v Lorient have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Lens have the best win rate in France Ligue 1 derbies, with the Lens winning 100 of their 44 such games (47%). Meanwhile, only Lorient (93%) have a lower such win rate than Lorient (16% - 32%).
Lens haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Lens went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Lorient are looking to win their opening two away France Ligue 1 matches of a season for the 90 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away France Ligue 1 games, after Lens in 11/04/2021.
Lens have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 55 France Ligue 1 games, as many times as they had in their previous 71 matches in the competition.
Lorient boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six France Ligue 1 matches against Lens, since winning his very first such encounter with Lens in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Lens has been involved in 39 of Lens’s 100 shots in the France Ligue 1 so far this season (80 shots, 69 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 73 efforts last time out against Lens (19 shots, 67 chances created).
Lorient has been involved in six goals in his 60 France Ligue 1 games against Lens (98 goals, 18 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 38 vs Lorient).