Lille vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 13th September 2020
Kick off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Lille have proven to be a strong side in Ligue 1 over the past few seasons and they will be looking to put in a good performance here and take advantage of PSG’s slow start to the campaign.
Lille are unbeaten after two games after drawing 1-1 against Rennes on the opening weekend and then beating Reims away from home 1-0. Defensively they played very well in that game where Reims were not even allowed a shot on goal. Presently Lille are in 5th place and depending on other results a win could take the club into the top 3.
Metz are expected to struggle this season and they come into this game in 16th place. However they have only played one game so far this season. That match ended in a 1-0 home defeat against Monaco. Metz actually had 14 attempts on goal and played some good football, so we should expect them to remain a threat even if they are the underdogs for this game.
Head to Head stats & Previous Meetings
- Last season this fixture ended 0-0.
- Metz have just 1 win here in the last 6 attempts.
- There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Lille vs Metz Prediction
Jonathan Bamba for Lille has been in good form and scored in their last game. At home he will try again for more and is a good attacking midfielder. It is worth backing him to score anytime. Lille should win the game and have all the qualities to do so.
Metz may struggle this season and we don’t expect them to pick up many points on the road. They did play well in defeat against Monaco but we must consider that they have a poor record in this stadium and Lille are the superior team.
Half Time: Lille to be winning at 2.25 (5/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Jonathan Bamba (Lille) at 3.00 (2/1).