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Saturday's Ligue 1 predictions including Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lens

Sports Mole provides score predictions for both of Saturday's Ligue 1 fixtures - Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lens and Lille vs. Nice.

PSG vs. Lens (Saturday, 4.00pm)

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino pictured on February 16, 2021© Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain must quickly dust themselves down following their defeat to Manchester City as they prepare to welcome Lens to the Parc des Princes for Saturday's Ligue 1 fixture.

Les Parisiens could move back to the top of the table - for a few hours at least - with all three points, while Lens will aim to consolidate their hold on fifth spot.

We say: Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Lens

PSG's underwhelming home form and Lens' hot streak on the road means that an away win is not beyond the realm of possibility, but a trio of suspended defenders is sure to hamper the visitors' aspirations of a famous triumph.

Pochettino's men must produce an immediate reaction and gain some momentum before next week's second leg with Man City, and while Lens should still give them a good run for their money, we are backing the champions to pick up three vital points.

Our tipster partners are predicting a home win.

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Lille vs. Nice (Saturday, 8.00pm)

Lille coach Christophe Galtier pictured on February 14, 2021© Reuters

Lille will endeavour to take another giant step towards the Ligue 1 title when they welcome Nice to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday evening.

The hosts put title rivals Lyon to the sword 3-2 last time out, while Nice returned to winning ways with a 3-1 success over Montpellier HSC.

We say: Lille 2-1 Nice

Nice are more than capable of making this a difficult outing for Lille, and their recent performances against Les Dogues show that this match has the potential to be a banana skin for the league leaders.

Galtier's side had to rely on the brilliance of Yilmaz to bail them out of trouble in Lyon, but that win would have done wonders for their confidence, and we can see Lille edging closer to title glory with a hard-fought win over Ursea's improving Aiglons.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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