Second-placed Lens are looking to keep on the tails of Paris Saint-Germain before the World Cup break coming up as they head to the Raymond Kopa Stadium where last place in the table awaits them off the back of another loss for Angers.
Many predicted a long and tiresome relegation battle for Angers this season, but with them now extending their losing run to five games on the spin, they are rock bottom of the league table and with very little hope of rocketing out of the bottom four before the break for the World Cup.
Angers are on eight points and there is a mathematical possibility they could find themselves as high as 12th before the break, but their form begs to differ on this prospect.
Marseille, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Rennes and Monaco have all beaten them within this winless stretch, conceding 13 goals in the process and netting five of their own. On the other hand, they did win two in a row during September, as Montpellier and Nice fell to defeats to the 20th-placed side in Ligue 1.
Lens remain Europe’s surprise package this season and they have now gone on to win three in a row since losing 1-0 to Lille at the start of October. Montpellier, Marseille and Toulouse were the victims in this run, as Lens kept a clean sheet in each one, meaning five clean sheets in their past seven games.