Lyon vs Metz
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 17th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.
We are at the halfway point of the season and Lyon are top of the league, at the beginning of the season probably even the club wouldn’t have believed to be in this position.
It is incredible after recent years not to see PSG in 1st place but at the same time the champions are only 1 point behind Lyon and there is all to play for.
The league is so close that if Lyon lost this game it is possible that they could slip down too 3rd position. However Lyon will be the odds on favourites to win this game and will be expected to win with ease. Lyon did draw their last game against Rennes but they have gone their last 5 undefeated and they look strong.
Metz are in 12th place and have 25 points they have drawn their last 2 games but they have punched above their weight this season and they are 11 points from the bottom three and that is a great achievement for them.
Away from home Metz have only won 2 games and the majority of their matches (4 from 9) have finished in draws. Metz lost their last away game against Rennes.
Lyon vs Metz Head to Head
- Last season in this fixture Lyon beat Metz 2-0.
- Lyon has won the last 8 league meetings between the sides in a row.
- Lyon has scored 12 goals against Metz in the last 4 matches.
Lyon vs Metz Prediction
Surprises can happen of course and Metz are not a poor side but it is widely expected for Lyon who are on form and top of the league to win this match.
We have to remember that they play last this weekend and if PSG win or Lille win then Lyon come into this game in 3rd place, so there will be a determination to get back into 1st.
Lyon are a quality side and their price for winning reflects this they are around 1.20 for victory so we will leave this market and look at others.
Lyon vs Metz Betting Tips
Lyon to beat Metz with a -1 goal start at 1.70 (7/10)
Lyon to score 3+ goals at 2.25 (5/4).