NIC Vs LEN Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Lens find themselves back in the league after spending a sizeable amount of time out of the competition.
Sitting in second place when France’s governing body had decided to curtail the 2019-20 editions of all the footballing league’s in the country, Lens found themselves assured of promotion to Ligue 1. With 15 wins in 28 matches, the side had managed to do more than enough till the point to assert themselves of a spot back in the annuls of French football.
However, the side will be well aware that the real hard work begins from now. With the team registering just three wins in six practice outings prior to the onset of their league opener, the team form’s makes for a cause of concern with the side needing to massively pull up its socks on day one.
And the side finds itself immediately in the thick of things with the team drawn up against Nice today. Unbeaten in their last four Ligue 1 2019-20 encounters, Nice just about manage to stabilise their ship at the pinch perfect moment to assure themselves of 5th spot and with a position in the Europa League this term.
Despite eking out a respectable finish last term, Nice hardly inspired confidence last term. The side largely wobbled its way to results last season with inconsistent form and an inability to embark on a winning spree seeing them end up 8 points behind fourth placed Lille.
However, we do envision them opening the new sojourn with a win to their name. The bygone clashes were vindictive of the king of work Lens still need to carry out before they can be considered serious opponents in Ligue 1 2020-21.
Probable Playing 11
- Wylan has been diagnosed with COVID, one which riles him out for the forthcoming affair.
- Coronavirus means Clauss will not be available for Lens for the upcoming scrimmage.
Benitez, Dante, Danilo, Bambu, N’Soki, Maurice, Lees Melou, Schneiderlin, Burner, Dolberg, Maolida
Leca, Fortes, Diallo, Radovanovic, Boli, Doucoure, Fofana, Michelin, Sotoca, Kakuta, Jean
Ligue 1 2020-21
Match: Nice Vs Lens
Date And Time: 23rd August, Sunday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Allianz Riviera, Nice
- Dolberg: 11 Goals, 3 Assists
NIC Vs LEN Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Lens were pummelled by sides across the last couple of weeks and look set to be up infront of a real onslaught today as well. It will see Jean-Louis Leca’s role be massively elevated with the shot stopper called upon time and time again to save his side from shipping goals, something his tenacity allows him to do.
NIC Vs LEN Dream11 Defenders
Although Nice haven’t conventionally given the image of a stern defence, we do envision them being in with a fair shout of pulling of a cleansheet today. Its largely down to the dominant nature we envision them thriving in today with the side set to control possession and determine how proceedings unfold.
It’s a rhetoric which sees us opt for an all Nice backline for the day with all of Youcef Attal, Robson Bambu and Dante being indulged in by us.
NIC Vs LEN Dream11 Midfielders
Not only was Pierre Lees-Melou a pivotal figure when it came to string together the goals, he was a provider as well for the side. His five goals were accompanied by 6 assists as his ability to pierce defenders and exploit the empty spaces seeing him come up with a string of layups.
Partnering up with him for this affair will be the enigmatic Khephren Thuram-Ulien. We also have a duo be ingrained in our side from Lens with the enterprising Gael Kakuta and Seko Fofana set to come hot out of the blocks as they look to hit the ground running and leave a solid impression of themselves.
NIC Vs LEN Dream11 Strikers
Had it not been for Kasper Dolberg, Nice would never have been able to call their foregone campaign a success. The striker’s 11 goals and three assists not only helped his side get its house in order but also provide the team with the shot in the arm in the attacking ambit.
He will be accompanied by Amine Gouiri, two players capable of going on a rampage and wreaking havoc in the opposition. Lens will be see us meanwhile regale in the service of Florian Sotoca, a player who effortlessly came up with goals at regular intervals for the side to earn them promotion.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Top scoring for Nice last season, Kasper will be our captain for the day while Pierre is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Leca, Dante, Bambu, Attal, Kakuta, Bambu, Attal, Kakuta, Khephren, Pierre, Fofana, Gouiri, Sotoca, Dolberg
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