Metz – Lille : Preview & Prediction
Metz and Lille play at Stade Saint-Symphorien in a 12th round match of Ligue 1. The record of recent direct matches favors the home team, who in the last 4 games won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. The last direct showdown between these two teams, on 06-05-2017, ended with the victory of Metz by (0-2). In this match the house factor could play a decisive role, as Lille has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 20th place with 3 points earned after 1 win and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Dijon by (1-2). In the last match, lost out to Lyon by (2-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 27 conceded, against 4 wins , 3 draws and 8 defeats at home, with 16 goals scored and 27 conceded.
In this competition, he has lost the last 5 games he played in his stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 11 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score.
Metz continue to make a disastrous campaign in the French Championship, having so far only clinched a win, and is now in five consecutive defeats, scoring just two goals, thus showing that there are problems to be solved in the offensive sector. In their last clash, the team left a lot to be desired in offensive terms, having finished only seven times, ending with the worst player in the game, striker Roux. However, both sectors have been contributing to the poor performance of the team, since their defense is the most leaked of the competition, and did not concede goal in just one game so far. As principal, the club is the only one that has not yet scored. Who has been gaining prominence in the team is the Argentine midfielder Poblete.
The visiting team is currently in 19th place with 6 points earned after 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Rennes by (1-0). In the last match, lost at home to Olympique de Marseille by (0-1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In the league, Lille won 1 point in 12 chances, after 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 4 away games.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 4 games outside of your stadium. The team has conceded goals in 8 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, and their attack needs to improve as they failed to make it 7 out of the last 10 games in this competition. The team has had many difficulties in scoring first. Indeed, it only opened the scoring once in the last 10 matches for Ligue 1. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 periods in the last 5 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Lille and their opponents have been playing poorly in the French Championship, having also won only one match so far, and now they have a nine-round fast from two consecutive defeats, scored a goal. Although he has one game less, his attack overtakes Metz in only one goal and is therefore the second weakest in the competition, having stopped shaking the net in four out of six matches played in his dominions. As a visitor, the team owns the worst campaign with just one point earned, and in this condition divides the title of worst attack with Nice, adding only one goal scored away from home. The coach has been alternating the tactical scheme of the team often, but must keep Alonso as a reference in defense.
Metz – Lille : Betting Tips
Metz – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70