Angers vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 24th August 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa (Angers).
Not so long-ago Angers were the newcomers to Ligue 1 but the club have really established themselves now, although they will be taking on newcomers in Metz on Saturday evening.
Angers started the season with a solid 3-1 win over Bordeaux and the intent for the club is simple this season to at least get points at home, do that and they have every chance to stay up for another season.
Last weekend Angers were brought back down to earth as they visited Lyon and lost 6-0. It was a damning defeat and losing to quality like Lyon isn’t the issue- it was expected, but to ship 6 goals may have knocked the team’s confidence a bit.
Metz’s goal is simply to stay up and they have started the season in positive style. They opened their account with a 1-1 draw away to Strasbourg which was seen as a victory for the team. They followed that up with a superb 3-0 win over Monaco and they have every right to think they can get a win here. The good news for Metz is that they are scoring goals and they have 4 so far.
Angers vs Metz: Head to Head
The last time the teams met here Angers won 1-0.
There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Since 2010 Metz have won just once away to Angers.
Angers vs Metz: Prediction
We are backing Angers to get another win here. They showed so much strength and attacking flair when at home against Bordeaux and they look like a different team in front of their home fans.
For Metz to get the win here they would have to pull off something very special, and we just can’t see that happening at this stage of the season. Angers to win but we will also go for history and back under 2.5 goals.
This is a game that may start very slow but will get better as it goes on.
Angers vs Metz: Bet Tips
Angers to beat Metz at 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.57 (4/7).