Metz vs Bastia: Preview & Prediction
Currently, FC Metz is just above the red zone with a few points ahead of SC Bastia, 19th of the Ligue 1. So to say that the Lorrainers will play an important card in this race for the maintenance.
The FC Metz could even take a big option on maintaining if successful in front of the Corsicans, as Philippe Hinschberger’s men are 7 legs ahead.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to imagine an easy victory for Messins since the latter have not won in Ligue 1 for 5 days. They still come to draw a draw of their trip to Saint Etienne (2-2), last weekend.
If FC Metz stumbles, this formation has not lost home since 8 games. Cheick Diabaté’s partners (8 goals in 7 games) remain two draws ahead of FC Nantes and Rennes, but most importantly, in 2017, they won valuable victories ahead of Montpellier (2-0), Marseille (1-0) and The FC Dijon (2-1).
FC Bastia will be in the green for FC Metz, especially SC Bastia will be present in Lorraine with many absences, Diallo, Crivelli, Mostefa, Djiku, Saint Ruf, Danic and Squillaci.
If FC Metz is favored by predictions, SC Bastia has been sinking for a few weeks and most importantly, the Corsicans are accumulating the “red” cards at the moment.
Metz vs Bastia: Direct Matches
Last week, SC Bastia plunged to Guingamp (0-5), due in particular to the expulsion of Gaël Danic. The Corsicans are not yet dropped in this race for the maintenance, but they have not answered for several weeks.
At home, the SC Bastia remains on 5 results null, while outside, the Bastiais remain on a terrible series of 5 defeats: 15 goals conceded and 2 goals scored.
The SC Bastia has just declined in 2017, Nancy (0-1), Montpellier (1-2) or Angers (0-3), direct competitors for the maintenance, so the mission is announced Perilous and impossible to Saint Symphorien.
Metz vs Bastia: Betting Tips
Metz win – Odds: 2.00
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.10