Lille vs Metz
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 9th November 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille)
Lille will be the favourites to beat Metz when the two clash on Saturday evening.
Lille are in 5th place and have started decent although their recent form is letting them down with just 1 win in their past five games. They were beaten 2-1 by Marseille last weekend and have just drawn too many games overall. The good news is that the club are brilliant at home and have been able to carry that on from last season. Lille actually have the best home record in the league where from a possible 18 points they have won 16 and remain unbeaten. Their last home match was a 3-0 defeat of Bordeaux.
One set back was in the Champions League in midweek where the club lost 4-1 away to Valencia, not only for the defeat, but extra game and more travel.
This is a problem that Metz do not have to encounter and will come to this game more fresher. Still the club are in 17th place and have won 3 games so far this season. Last weekend they drew 2-2 with Montpellier. It is clear that Metz are a much better side at home than away and could really struggle to get a grip of the pace of the game.
Lille vs Metz: Head to Head
Last season Lille won this fixture 3-1.
Metz have no wins at Lille in the last 15 years.
There have been 19 goals in the last 5 meetings.
Lille vs Metz: Prediction
Lille are obviously the better side and should get the win here. We expect them to over run Metz who have been very poor away from home. Even if Lille will be a little fatigued they have the better players and will take control of the pace so that Metz will have to defend for much of the game and try and counter. We will take Lille to win and also to score a few goals and for smaller stakes we will back the correct score.
Lille vs Metz: Bet Tips:
Lille to beat Metz at 1.57 (4/7)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Score: Lille to win 3-0 or 4-1 at 11.00 (10/1) and 26.00 (25/1)