Nice – Metz : Preview & Prediction
Nice and Metz face each other at the Allianz Riviera in a match of the 16th round of Ligue 1. At this stage, the history of direct confrontation is favorable to the home team, which has won 1 and 2 draws in the last 3 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 15-01-2017, in a match for Ligue 1 that ended in a draw for (0-0). Although this is a game between the 18th and 20th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 16th place in home games and the º as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 18th place with 15 points earned after 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Lyon by (0-5). In the last match, he won out to Toulouse by (1-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 10 points in their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 15 conceded, against 4 points out, where they scored 4 goals and suffered 11. For the championship, Nice won 10 points in 24 possible , after 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 8 games that played in his stadium. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches for the competition there is a tendency towards goals, since 6 in 8 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the marker. In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Nice come to this game with a win in the Toulouse field by 1-2, but it is important to note that they have six defeats in the last ten games played. Despite this irregular stage, coach Lucien Favre should keep the team in 5-3-2 with Balotelli and Pléa being responsible for creating dangerous moves on the defensive line of the opponent. It is important to note that Italian Mario Balotelli is the great striker of Nice with 6 goals scored. For this game the home manager can not count on Dante, suspended, in addition to Sneijder, Ganago and Obbadi, players recovering from injury.
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 4 points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 13 defeats. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Amiens by (0-2). In the last match, lost at home to Olympique de Marseille by (0-3). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the league, Metz had 4 points in 21 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses in their last 7 away games.
For this competition, did not win any of the last 9 games. In matches played outside the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 3 of his 8 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, and his attack has not been very tangible since he did not score goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: just opened the scoring in 3 of their last 15 games for Ligue 1, of those 3 reached the break in lead in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 15 games in this competition , suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score.
The visiting Metz team come to this round with a home defeat to Marseille by 0-3, thereby worsening the phase that crosses in the French championship. In this away game, coach Frédéric Hantz is expected to line up in 4-3-3 favoring the defensive organization and the counter-attacks, that is, defending with the surrounding sectors, looking for the backs of the Nice defensive line. It is important to note that Nolan Roux is the highlight of this team with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Efouba, Jallow and Jouffre, all injured.
Nice – Metz : Betting Tips
Nice – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70