Metz vs Amiens
France – League Cup.
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien (Metz).
The two time champs of French League Cup will face a struggling Ligue 1 side Amiens on Wednesday.
After getting relegated from Ligue 1 last year, Metz have shown character and are on a good run of form in Ligue 2. Frederic Antonetti’s side are looking convincing to go back into top-tier action.
The Maroons are on top of the table at the moment in tightly contested league.
Club from Lorraine had started the league well with a 6 game win-streak but had 2 hiccups in between against Paris FC and Le Havre. But they came back with 2 wins and a draw.
They are a tough team to beat at home as they lost only one game in 6 games played across all formats.
They have no trouble scoring at home as they have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of the last 6 games played there. Also 4 of the last 6 games at home saw over 2.5 goals scored by both teams.
Metz defeated Lenz on penalties in Round of 32 of the Coupe de la Ligue.
Amiens are on a poor run of form losing 2 games on the trot which adds up to 7 defeats in this season 11 matches.
The Unicorns concede goals so easily this season with 20 conceded in 11 games.
Coach Christophe Pelissier has to act fast because his team is facing a possible relegation.
Adding to their woes are the away form as they are winless in 8 games on the road with 6 defeats included.
Currently they are on a 3 game losing streak in away games also conceding 9 goals in last 3 away games and scored only once.
Metz vs Amiens: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Amiens won the last 2 h2h but they were winless in 8 games prior to that with Metz winning 5 of them.
- In the last 6 h2h Metz and Amiens has 2 wins each and 2 games ended as a draw.
- The last 4 of 5 h2h played overall produced under 2.5 goals.
- Even though Metz lost the last h2h at home they have won the previous 6 games at Stade Saint-Symphorien.
- None of the previous h2h fixtures were a goalless draw.
Metz vs Amiens: Prediction
Apart from the last 2 matches, all of those matches were tightly contested with teams winning by a margin of 1 goal. But the scoring form of Metz at home is impressive and adding the huge number of goals conceded by the visitors on their travels we can expect over 2.5 goals scored in this game.
Amiens were not able to find anything positive from the last 4 seasons in the competition getting knocked out against smaller opponents. Considering their recent away form for I don’t see them winning this one either.
Apart from last season’s win on this ground, the visitors have lost all 4 of previous games. So there is another reason why we can point out that they may not progress into the last 8 in the Cup.
Taking into consideration Metz’s amazing home form and with home fans behind them they may be possible victors against familiar opponents.
Metz vs Amiens: Betting Tips
Home side to win @ 1.53 (6/11).
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 2.10 (11/10).