Metz vs Brest
French Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien (Longevilles-les-Metz).
Top two teams of Ligue 2 table will drop curtain on the entire season when they take on each other on final Matchday on Friday evening at Stade Saint-Symphorien. We can expect a festive atmosphere in Longevilles-les-Metz as both outfits have already secured promotion to the elite tier of the French football.
Les Grenats thus made it just a one-year spell of loan in the second division. They cruised their way to immediate top flight return with a scintillating campaign which secured them the Ligue 2 title a couple of weeks before the end of the regular season.
Frederic Antonetti’s men even afforded a 1-0 defeat to bottom-half Nancy in the previous round. It by no means affected their title as the team still have a four-point lead on second-placed Brest coming into this last fixture of the season.
Metz vs Brest: Head-to-head
Metz celebrated a 0-1 victory when they visited Stade Francis-Le Ble at the start of the season (in July last year).
Just one of past six head to head encounters produced three or more goals.
Les Grenats won two, drew three and lost just one of six meetings with Brest on the home patch.
Metz vs Brest: Prediction
Both sides played much better in front of the home crowd throughout the entire season. We believe the hosts will be motivated to finish the overwhelming campaign on a high and clinch a three-pointer in the last clash of the season at Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Brest played really well lately. A thread of six wins in last seven league games secured them an automatic promotion to the elite tier. They thus went beyond last term’s record when Brest came fifth at the end of the season (a 2-0 loss to Le Havre in the play-offs quarter-finals).
Metz won 12, drew 3 and lost 3 of 18 home matches in this term of Ligue 2. We expect their win in a high-scoring affair surrounded by festive atmosphere at Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Metz vs Brest: Bet Tips
Metz to win @ 2.20
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.15.