Dijon vs Metz
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston Gérard.
The Owls are the absolute worst team in the competition, and even with four match-days left, they have ensured their relegation. They are placed 20th in the table at the moment, and they cannot rise even to the 19th position even if they win the remaining games.
Suffice it to say that morale is at an all-time low for the squad. They would want to just get through the rest of the campaign, and it’s a doubt if the management would even let all of the main players on the pitch together.
They have scored 10 goals fewer than any other team, and they have conceded just one goal fewer than any other squad in the French top flight.
Meanwhile the Maroons have secured a mid-table position, and have extended their stay in the Ligue 1 for another season. They have also ruled themselves out of European competitions.
Thus the team could afford to play without pressure. They are going through a dismal run, and this upcoming encounter is the best opportunity to put an end to their struggling stretch of fixtures.
Moreover, they also have a good h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect a Metz victory this Sunday at the Stade Gaston Gérard.
Dijon vs Metz: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Frederic Antonetti’s men are on a seven-fixture unbeaten run.
- They have failed to find the back of the net just thrice in the former 21 games.
- It’s been 10 years since the hosts have won at this stadium.
- The visitors have scored two or more goals in four of the last seven meetings at this venue.
Dijon vs Metz Prediction
David Linares’s men lost 5-1 on the road the last match-day, against Rennes. In the meantime, the Maroons lost 1-3 at home against PSG.
Going on, the Owls had lost 14 of their past 15 overall fixtures, and they had conceded two or more goals in nine of the preceding twelve games. Note that they have also won just once at home since March of 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts have lost just five times on the road all through this campaign, and three of these defeats had come against the current top three teams in the Ligue 1 table.
Importantly, Antonetti’s men also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years.
For the reasons, expect a Metz victory this Sunday.
Dijon vs Metz: Betting Tips
Metz to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Metz @ 2.20 (6/5).