Metz – Nice : Preview & Prediction
Metz and Nice meet at the Stade de Saint-Symphorien in a match for the 23rd round of Ligue 1. Nice won at home for (3-1) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 02-12-2017 . The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins and 3 draws in the last 6 games. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since Nice presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 15 losses, the home team is in 20th place, having won 15 points. In the last match, he lost to Monaco by 3-1, after having won 3-0 in the home game against Saint Étienne in the previous game. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 21 conceded, against 4 victories , 2 draws and 9 defeats at home, with 15 goals scored and 26 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Tours by (1-2) in the tie-breaker through penalties. For the championship, the Metz won 7 points in 30 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 10 games that played in his stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 15 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Metz have been making a disastrous campaign in this edition of the French Championship, but came to outline a reaction, getting four rounds without losing, when they won three victories. However, the club returned to be defeat in the last round, thus keeping its situation very complicated. At the time, the team had a terrible offensive performance, with only three finalizations, and could not stop the Monaco attack, which scored three times. The numbers of the competition reveal that the team is not in this situation for nothing, since it has the second most leaked defense, and also the second worst attack, having stopped to shake the opponent’s net in ten matches. Playing in their domains, the club has the worst campaign, having won just over 20% of the points they played. The coach has often changed the tactical configuration of the team, and in that duel will not count on goalkeeper Kawashima, who is suspended.
The visiting team is currently in 6th place with 34 points, after 10 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied it out for Monaco by (2-2). In the last match, won at home to Saint Étienne by (1-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in his stadium. In the championship, the Nice won 12 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, do not lose as a visitor makes 5 games. The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 22 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the board in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Nice have a chance to reach their ninth straight game without losing the French Championship, but try to repeat their good performance inside the home, where they have won their last four matches. In the last round, the team played a balanced game against Saint Étienne, but had better defensive performance and more consistency in the midfield, thus ensuring three more points in their dominions. Although his last three victories have taken place for the minimum score, the team still has the sixth best attack of the competition. In addition, the club stands out for the quality in the exchange of passes, which allows to have the second best average of possession of ball. Many different formations have been used by the coach, who will probably keep Lees-Melou as a reference in midfield.
Metz – Nice : Betting Tips
Nice – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70