Toulouse – Metz : Preview & Prediction
Toulouse and Metz meet at the Municipal Stadium in a match for the 13th matchday of Ligue 1. The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the visiting team, which has won 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 05-14-2017, ended with a 1-1 draw. In this meeting the home factor could play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the home team is in 12th place, having won 15 points. In the last game, they lost to Nantes 2-1, after having drawn 0-0 at home in a game against Saint-Étienne. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. For the league, Toulouse have won 10 points in 15 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last 5 games at their stadium. In his home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 29 of the last 46 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 12 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turnaround. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there has been a period that stands out: scored 4 of his 9 goals in the minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Toulouse team start in this match with a 2-1 loss to Nantes, adding to their second consecutive game without a win in the competition: Blin’s only team goal. In this season start the whole of the house has presented a very interesting defensive sector, especially inside doors, having suffered on average 0.6 goals per game. At the individual level we highlight Jimmy Durmaz, who has scored 3 goals so far. For this game coach Pascal Dupraz can not count on Cahuzac, punished, besides Fortes, injured.
After 1 win and 11 losses, the away team is in 20th place, having won 3 points. In the last game, they lost to Lille at home (0-3), after having lost out in a match against Olympique Lyonnais (2-0) in the last game. 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 12 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 defeats in his stadium, with a total of 15 goals scored and 30 conceded. For the championship, the Metz won 3 points in 18 possible, after 1 victory and 5 losses in the last 6 games that he played as a visitor.
For this competition, he has not won for 6 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 12 games for Ligue 1, of those 3 it reached the interval in advantage in 1 and won in the end of 90 ‘in 1. In 12 matches in this competition , suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to return to the result.
The Metz set up for this match with the defeat against Lille, 3-0, adding the sixth consecutive defeat in this competition. In this away game, the coach Frédéric Hantz should play in the usual 4-3-3 opting for a more defensive strategy since the opponent has individual quality in his squad. Note that striker Nolan Roux is the team’s top scorer with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Philipps and Ballou, punished, besides Efouba, Udol and Jallow, these for finding themselves recovering from injury.
Toulouse – Metz : Betting Tips
Toulouse – Win Odds: 1.67
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70