Metz – Amiens : Preview & Prediction
Metz and Amiens play at Stade Saint-Symphorien in a 14-round Ligue 1 matchup. There have been no official clashes between these two teams in the last three years. The last confrontation was on 06-04-2012 and ended with the result: Amiens (1-1) Metz. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Metz presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 20th place with 4 points earned after 1 win, 1 draw and 11 defeats. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Lille by (0-3). In the last match, tied away to Toulouse by (0-0). This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 22 goals conceded, against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 defeats at home, with 15 goals scored and 30 conceded.
In this competition, you have not won any of the last 6 games in your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 13 games for Ligue 1, of those 3 came in the break in advantage in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 13 matches in the competition, never managed to turn the board in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Metz continue to make a shame campaign in this edition of the French Championship, having accumulated only one victory so far, and has already been seven rounds without a win, having accumulated six consecutive defeats in that period. However, at least the team returned to scoring in the last round, when they went to the home of Toulouse and started a scoreless draw, showing a great defensive work. However, this good performance has not been confirmed throughout the competition, so much so that today the team has the most leaked defense, next to Strasbourg, and has not conceded in just two games. His attack is also the worst of the championship, being among the four that least complete. The coach is likely to set up the team in the 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, and will not have at his disposal the midfielder Diagne, who is suspended.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 12th place, having won 15 points. In the final match, they beat Lille at home (3-0), having drawn 1-1 at home in a game against Monaco (1-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 21 goals scored and 20 conceded. Already inside the home, won 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, with a total of 18 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the league, Amiens won 5 points in 21 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses in their last 7 away games.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 4 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 13 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 9 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 10 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Amiens are not making a great campaign within the French Championship, but they have a chance to score their sixth straight game without losing in the competition and can also reach their second win away from home. In the last round, the team missed many passes, finalized little and ended with only 33% possession, but showed opportunism and managed to thrash Lille in front of his fans. The 3×0 was a very unusual score, considering that the team has one of the four worst attacks of the competition, having stopped to shake the adversary network on six occasions. This can be explained by the low volume of opportunities created, since Amiens has the worst average of finishes in the championship. The coach is expected to climb the team in the 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1, and will likely keep Kakuta as the benchmark in the offensive sector.
Metz – Amiens : Betting Tips
Metz – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70