Guingamp v Metz
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 24th February 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Roudourou (Guingamp).
Guingamp are nicely placed in 10th position on 34 points and will be safe this season. However they are too far off a European place and now they will play out the remaining games of the season with nothing to play for but pride for their fans.
Their last two games has ended in draws against Caen and Montpellier respecively and there isn’t as much daring or bite to their game that we have seen earlier in the season. Indeed some sections of the French press believe that Guingamp’s players are on ‘holiday’ mindset.
They will come against bottom team Metz on Saturday evening. Metz had a great comeback plan in January but it has evaporated somewhat after losing their last 3 games and they are now 7 points from 19th place and 9 points from safety, Ligue 2 looks destined for them.
Metz has won just 2 games all season away from home with their last win coming over Montpellier just before Christmas. Even if Guingamp aren’t at the top of their game this remains a difficult away fixture.
Guingamp v Metz: Head to Head
- In the reverse fixture earlier this season Guingamp eased to a 3-1 win
- In the last 3 meetings at Guingamp Metz has won two of those games
- The last 3 meetings at Guingamp has all ended with the same score line of 1-0
Guingamp v Metz: Prediction
We will have some fun here because this game doesn’t offer the best value for the home side who come into here with no motivation. Instead we will concentrate on the goal scorers.
Guingamp v Metz: Bet Tips
- Anytime goalscorer: Jimmy Briand (Guingamp) at 2.40
- Metz to score a goal at 1.50