For Thursday’s second leg of their Europa League playoff round encounter, Lens will travel to Europa-Park in Freiburg, Black Forest, to take on Freiburg.

The match was deadlocked after an evenly contested first leg, leaving the outcome of the tie quite open going into the second leg.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Full-time draw: ⚽3.6 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score: 🥅1.75 at 1xbet
Penalty shootout: ✅6.0 at 22bet

Freiburg and Lens: Previous Games 

The last game that Freiburg played was against Frankfurt. They had 54% of the ball and were tied 3-3. Their goals in this Bundesliga encounter at Europa-Park Stadion came from Ritsu Doan, Vincenzo Grifo, and Michael Gregoritsch.

The most recent match Lens played in Ligue 1 was a 1-1 tie with Reims. Wesley Said scored the game-winning goal at Stade Auguste Delaune.

At Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Freiburg and Lens played to a scoreless tie in their most recent encounter.

Probable Freiburg Lineup

Atubolu; Kubler, Keitel, Gulde, Makengo; Hofler, Eggestein, Rohl; Doan, Holer, Sallai

Probable Lens Lineup

Samba; Gradit, Danso, Medina; Aguilar, Diouf, El Aynaoui, Frankowski; Sotoca, Wahi, Pereira da Costa

Betting tips: Freiburg x Lens

Check out our predictions of the day for Freiburg vs. Lens

Prediction 1:  Freiburg x Lens / Full time draw

The first leg was quite close, and this match has all the makings of a possible thriller this week.

Home-field advantage will likely benefit Freiburg in this matchup, which appears to be one of the contests most likely to be decided by a penalty shootout in Thursday’s matches. Lens has exhibited superior form at home.

Prediction 2: Freiburg  x Lens  / Both teams to score

Freiburg has a poor record, with only two victories in five matches and a poor defense, allowing three goals in four of their last five games. Lens has been unbeaten in five games and scored four times but failed to impress in their first encounter against Freiburg. The Europa League match between the two clubs is expected to end with both teams to score.

Prediction 3: Freiburg x Lens / Penalty shootout

Knowing that their fate is still hanging in the balance, S.C. Freiburg travels to face R.C. Lens in the second leg of their tie. The first leg ended in a scoreless draw.

In the first leg, which was close and somewhat nerve-wracking, it is difficult to tell who would feel they received the better outcome. Nevertheless, neither side will see the other as an insurmountable obstacle. 

The fact that both sides have played to a tie in their past two games, including the first leg’s scoreless draw, stands out to me. Given this, we can forecast a draw after 90 minutes of Freiburg vs. Lens, with the winner being decided in extra time and even penalties.