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Brest vs Lens betting tips: Coupe de France preview, predictions and odds

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Match preview

Lens are flying in Ligue 1 right now, so will be dreaming of a first Coupe de France title since 1998 come 29 April.

On Saturday, Franck Haise’s team beat Auxerre 1-0, with Przemysław Frankowski’s penalty the difference at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

That victory means les Sang et Or are now unbeaten in nine league games, winning seven of then, most-notably demolishing PSG 3-1 on New Year’s Day.

As a result, Lens currently sit second in Ligue 1, on track for their highest finish since 2002.

In the cup, Seko Fofana and Florian Sotoca were on target as Lens overcame fifth-tier Linas-Montlhéry in the previous round.

This though should be a sterner examination, up against fellow top division opposition.

Stade Brestois though are struggling in Ligue 1 just now, occupying the final relegation place, following a 1-1 draw with Toulouse at the weekend.

Les Pirates have now won just two of their last 16 league games, only beating Clermont Foot and Troyes since mid-August.

Eric Roy’s team did oust third-tier Avranches in the round of 64, Pierre Lees-Melou and Axel Camblan scoring, but are big underdogs in this Sunday night clash.

Lens won 3-2 when these two clubs met on the opening day, with the same outcome likely, this time at Stade Francis-Le Blé.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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