Metz vs AS Beziers
France – Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 18th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien (Metz).
A season back, the Maroons were playing in the Ligue 1, while Mathieu Chabert’s men were plying their trade in Championnat National. Right now, the former is the league-topper of the Ligue 2, while the other is drowning in the relegation zone of the same tournament, and has probably locked down their tickets to their earlier homes.
Les Graoullys will be looking to take advantage of this easier fixture, and try to build some buffer of points should Brest make an attempt at their coveted spot. As just 14 match-days remain in the competition, the two teams are giving a thrilling race to the finish for the fans to witness. As of now, just a single point separates them at the top of the table.
The team from Beziers is already five points beneath the safety line, and from the looks of it, their problems are about to be compounded.
Metz vs AS Beziers Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Maroons have met this opponent just once in their history.
- Les Grenats recorded a win then, with a scoreline of 1-3.
- The meeting took place in September of last year, which was the reverse fixture of this upcoming tie.
Metz vs AS Beziers Prediction
Frederic Antonetti’s men will record a win in this game with their hands tied behind their back. On top of being the league-topper, they are also at home for this encounter. Their opponents are meanwhile deep down in the exit zone, with no end in sight.
The only time these two met was just months back, and then the Maroons were on the road. Still, they managed to pull off a 1-3 win. The team will have no intention of taking this tie lightly, as Brest is hot on their tail, chasing the league title.
Les Graoullys were unbeaten in 30 of their last 36 games, whereas their opposite number lost their last five away matches in a row. They also remained winless in ten of their last thirteen attempts on the road. The combined scoreline for the last five games where the team was away from home, is 2-12. Their defense let in two goals or more in each of these five ties.
The hosts have the distinction of having scored the second-most number of goals in the competition and having conceded the second-least. Their opponents, at the same time, scored the second-least of all the teams in participation.
The contrast between any two teams cannot be more apparent in the league, and the home team is surely recording a huge win in this fixture. Expect them to register a winning margin of more than one, and to get on top of things early itself.
Metz vs AS Beziers Betting Tips
EH: -1 for Mets; Mets to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Metz to Score in the First Half @ 1.67 (2/3).