Saturday’s Week 26 match will be the 38th league meeting between these two sides at the Stade Félix-Bollaert.
The breakdown follows: 22 victories for Lens, 8 for Olympique lyonnais and 8 draws.
In 1999/2000: one of the highest scoring matches between the two teams finished 4-3. Sonny Anderson got two and Serge Blanc scored for OL. But in 1957/58 the match finished 4-4, eight goals in 90 minutes.
The last five meetings:
A 1-0 win for Lyon last season with the Lens ‘keeper Itandje scoring an own goal. The two previous matches finished in a draw and in 2001/02, a 2-0 win for Lens.
The mercato: The Lens Mercato: Very quiet, just one player arrived on loan, the Uruguayan defender Guillermo Daniel RODRIGUEZ, from Guadalajara. Nobody left.
The numbers: 70 eand 43
70 goals scored by Lens, 43 by Lyon.