Le Havre vs Metz
French Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 4 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stade Oceane, Le Havre.
Metz are on a good way back to the top flight with 56 points to their name after 26 games played, rediscovering their fine form with narrow home wins over Beziers and Paris as they travel to Stade Oceane in Le Havre for their Matchday 27 clash on Monday evening.
Les Grenats haven’t had troubles playing on the road and we’ve seen them suffer just one away loss this term, despite losing on their consistency as they failed to turn clashes at Ajaccio (0-0) and Lens (0-0) their way. They’ve been rock-solid at the back and Frederic Antonetti will want more of the same here.
Le Havre, on the other hand, sit six points behind the league’s top 5 after a six-game winless streak across competitions, where they dropped out of Coupe de France to Vitre and earned just three Ligue 2 points. They’ve seen losses to Nancy and Troyes in the last two outings and Le Club Doyen will need more to shut down the table-toppers!
Le Havre vs Metz: Head-to-head
Metz have last beaten Le Havre back in May 2014, bagging a convincing 3-0 home win.
Le Havre earned a draw and two wins in three head-to-head clashes since then.
Just a single goal from Zinedine Ferhat was enough to snatch all three points at Stade Saint-Symphorien earlier this term.
Le Havre vs Metz: Prediction
We will now back Metz to take revenge and snatch important points on Monday evening, going for an Away win at 2.87 and hoping for them to show off their great character on the road. They’ve been in great shape and should be able to capitalize on the rivals’ woes.
Indeed, Le Havre have struggled to score goals on the regular and with that in mind, we’re now also hoping for few goals at Stade Oceane – as we go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.47! We have seen two or fewer goals in all of Metz’ last five outings as well as four of Le Havre’s respective last five, which seems to make this a banker bet too!
Le Havre vs Metz: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.87
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.47.