Lens vs Metz
France – Ligue 2
Date: Sunday, 9th February 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens).
The Maroons want to replicate their 2014-15 success story once more, to qualify for Ligue 1. Le Graoully’s fortune has been shinning so bright this season. The major factor behind their success has been their defensive units at the back, conceding 0.6 goals per match.
Metz has been an unstoppable force and winning 15 of the matches they played. They always maintain their shape and use the full width of the field for their advantage. Darting runs through the center of the field and converting direct free-kicks has been the hallmark of their attacks.
Lens is situated at the top half table and fighting for promotion to Ligue 1. But recent results are not in favor of the home side, as they scored just two wins in the last five games. Philippe Montanier’s men will be wary of the threat in front of them, as they will try to be more cautious and field a defensive side for this game.
Sang et Or always have upper hand in keeping possession of the ball and creating chances at the front. The star forward Yannick Gomes will be leading the line for the home side, as he already found back of the net 10 times.
Lens vs Metz Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lens led 2-1 in the last 5 meeting in all competition.
- 2 to nil score-line occurred 2 times in previous 3 meetings.
- Metz’s last victory at this ground was in 2012.
- The home side won last 4 matches out of possible 5 at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
Lens vs Metz Prediction
This is going to be an epic clash between these two sides. Both teams possess quality up front and can break-up the opposition defense on any given day. I think this will be a stalemate, as the two managers will set up the more defensive game plan to tackle each other’s tactics.
The center-backs will have to be at their best for this game. There will no gap available for attacking player to run in, as the shape will be so compact. Both the teams will be happy to get a point from this one. So no goals will be produced in either half, as the game progress.
Lens vs Metz Betting Tips
Draw @ 2.90 (19/10)
Half Time/ Full Time: Draw/ Draw @4.33 (10/3).