Marseille vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 26th September 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
Marseille will be the favourites to win this encounter and any other result would be seen to be a shock at the Stade Velodrome.
OM have started the season with average form after winning their first two games, they have now gone their last two without victory. A 2-0 defeat at home to Saint Etienne was followed up by a draw at home to Lille. This game has given Marseille the luck to play 3 straight games at home and they will be looking for at least one win from those matches.
They currently have 7 points and are just three behind Saint Etienne.
Metz on the other hand are 17th and have 3 points but a win would take them just a point behind Marseille. Metz started dreadfully as they lost their first 3 games in a row but last weekend they were able to conjure up a victory and beat Reims 2-1.
Those two goals were Metz’s first goals of their campaign and they were both scored by Ibrahima Niane. Can he make a mark this weekend?
Marseille vs Metz: Head to Head
The last time the teams met here in 2018 it was an incredible goal fest that saw 9 goals. Marseille won the match 6-3.
Metz have no wins at Stade Velodrome in the past 15 years.
Marseille have scored 10 goals against Metz in the last 3 meetings.
Marseille player Florian Thauvin has scored 4 goals against Metz in their last 3 meetings.
Marseille vs Metz: Prediction
Metz can battle and give Marseille a decent game but no one is expecting any other result except a comfortable Marseille win. This is the type of game they should be winning and this could be the perfect match to pick their spirits up once again after going two games without a win.
We will back Florian Thauvin to score for the home side since he has a terrific record over Metz. We will back Marseille to win the game, they are odds on but still decent value for us at around 1.62 (8/13). That is worth backing as there are 2-3 goals in this Marseille side at the weekend.
Marseille vs Metz: Bet Tips:
Marseille to beat Metz at 1.62 (8/13)
Anytime goalscorer: Florian Thauvin of Marseille at 2.25 (5/4).