Lens has not won any of its last eleven L1 matches against Lille (3 draws, 8 losses), its last victory dating back to April 29, 2006 at home (4-2). The Sang et Or have not lost any of their last seven receptions (3 wins, 4 draws), their best home series in the Championship since February-May 2010 (8). Lens striker Ignatius Ganago has found the net in each of his last two top-flight matches, against Nîmes and then against PSG.
LOSC has 76 points after 35 days, the best total in its history at this stage of the competition. Lille are undefeated in their last twelve trips to Ligue 1 (10 wins, 2 draws), the best outside series in their history over the same season in the top flight.