Montpellier – Metz : Preview & Prediction
Montpellier and Metz meet at the Stade de la Mosson in a match of the 18th round of Ligue 1. The history of recent direct clashes between these two teams indicates total balance as there have been 2 wins for each team in the last 4 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 21-01-2017, ended the victory of Metz by (2-0). 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.
Analysis of Montpellier
After 5 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in 7th place, having won 23 points. In the final match, they drew 1-1 with Angers (1-1), having drawn 1-1 at home against Olympique de Marseille. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win at home with Lyon by (4-1). For the championship, Montpellier had 13 points in 27 chances, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in their last 9 matches at their stadium. In their domestic league matches the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (6 out of 9 matches). His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 8 of the last 9 that played there were less than 3 goals. In 17 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Montpellier have been making a fairly good campaign in the French Championship, but try to find the way to victory, having drawn three consecutive draws. The last of them took place outside the home, against Angers, in a very balanced game, where he even opened the scoring, but then gave up the tie, leaving with a point. Based on the numbers of the competition, it is possible to notice that the team has been characterized by a very inefficient offensive system, that stopped to shake the adversary network in six occasions, and today it is among the three worst. The team also leaves to be desired in possession of the ball, in which case it has the fifth worst average of the championship. As principal, the club has won less than 50% of the points played until then, but in this condition has one of the less leaked defenses. The coach has been stirring frequently in the tactical formation of the team, and should not have great emptiness in this duel.
After 1 win, 2 draws and 14 losses, the visiting team is in 20th place, having won 5 points. In the last match, they drew with Rennes at home for (1-1), after their previous match had lost out in a game against Nice by (3-1). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 11 goals scored and 21 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, with a total of 12 goals scored and 28 conceded. In the last game that played, for the Coupe de la Ligue, lost with the Angers out by (1-0). In the last 8 away games for the championship the Metz records 1 victory, 1 tie and 6 defeats, having won 4 points in 24 possible.
For this competition, he has not won any of the last 11 games. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 3 of his 9 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency to few goals, since 6 of their last 8 games in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. This is a team that scored few times first and only managed to open the scoring in 4 of their last 17 matches in Ligue 1, of those 4 reached the break in lead in 2 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 17 games in this competition, never managed to get back on the board in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Metz continue to have a disastrous performance in this edition of the French Championship, accumulating only one win in seventeen matches, and is now undefeated eleven rounds. In their last showdown, the team finished more than twice as much as their opponents, winning the match until the final minutes, then giving the tie to Rennes.
Montpellier – Metz : Betting Tips
Montpellier – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70