Metz vs Guingamp
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Kick off at 19:50 UK Time
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien, Metz.
Metz have lost their last 3 games and conceded 9 goals in the process but all of those matches were away from home and the club will be relived to play in front of their home fans after a long break. Whilst they did take on Lyon and were winning 1-0 recently that match was abandoned and now it is time to play their first proper game at home since November 26th when they were involved in a thrilling 3-3 encounter against Lorient.
Metz have drawn their last two games at home and from 7 matches have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 3. Eight points gained from a possible 21 has seen the club have the 2nd to worst home record in Ligue 1.
Guingamp have pound for pound arguably been the best club in Ligue 1 if not the most improved. They are in 5th place on 29 points and last weekend they piled on the misery for PSG and coach Unai Emery with a 2-1 victory.
However despite having a great season they still have not travelled well, from 9 away games they have won just two and have lost 4 matches. Their last win on the road came two months ago.
Metz vs Guingamp: Head to Head Stats
Guingamp have had two positive results here at Metz winning both matches with one ending 5-2. And in a strange role reversal Metz get good results at Guingamp. This fixture has the odd pattern of many goals, few goals and so on and if this repeats we could see a few goals in this fixture. In the 7 games played at Metz since the turn of the century the home side has 4 wins, Guingamp has two and there has been one draw.
Metz vs Guingamp: Prediction
The better team is clearly Guingamp, and whilst Metz can give them a fright we will continue with the passion and quality of this side who can burst into the 30 points mark and chase down Lyon for a top 4 place. Two bets for this match, with the main one being for the away win.
Metz vs Guingamp: Bet Tips
Guingamp to beat Metz at 16/11 (2.45)
Correct Score: 3-1 to Guingamp at 21/1 (22.00).