Lens will be in search of another win to keep up the pressure on Paris Saint-Germain after Franck Haise’s men defeated to league leaders in Ligue 1 last time out in a sensational 3-1 win before heading to Strasbourg.
Lens did return to competitive action with a 0-0 draw against Nice, but they stunned PSG with goals from Przemyslaw Frankowski, Lois Openda and Alexis Claude Maurice to cut the gap to just four points at the top of Ligue 1.
Haise’s men then beat Linas-Montilhery 2-0 in the round of 64 French Cup, as Strasbourg were beaten by Angers on penalties in the competition after a dull 0-0 draw.
Worse yet, for the club, they lost to Troyes 3-2 at home in the last league outing and this came just one week after losing to PSG in their comeback game.
It keeps the club down in 19th and deep in the relegation zone with them now needing to overturn a four-point gap on Ajaccio on 16th