Metz vs Clermont Foot
France – Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien (Metz).
The Maroons raced away to the top of the table right in the beginning of the season itself. Despite having played one fewer game, they still enjoy a healthy five-point lead at the zenith. The team has excelled both at offense as well as defense. Les Grenats have scored the most number of goals in the league, after Brest, and have conceded the least.
Clermont is no pushover either. They are valiantly in pursuit of a promotion spot, and as of now, falls just below the cutoff line. The fifth spot – the final spot which ensures participation in the playoffs to secure promotion, is in high demand. Four teams have the same 32 points and have a mini-league of their own for the said position.
Metz vs Clermont Foot Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three h2h games in a row had over 2.5 match goals and both teams on the scoresheet.
- Les Graoullys have never failed to score against this opponent, at home.
- Disregarding one game back in 2014, Auvergne has found the back of the net in all of their games against Metz.
- Also, except for that one tie, every other one had over 2.5 match goals at the Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien.
Metz vs Clermont Foot Prediction
Expect a thriller of a match this Friday as these two fierce rivals go at each other’s throat. The advantage surely lies with the league-toppers, considering their current form and their home advantage. The team is on a five-match winning streak and a nine-game unbeaten run.
Their counterparts have struggled lately, especially on the road. The team was able to secure just three wins in their last nine trips on the road, and just five from their last 14.
Also, their historical meetings at this venue have always favored the hosts, though both sides netted goals in most of them. Backing the trend will have good value in this high-profile game.
Metz vs Clermont Foot Betting Tips
To Win: Metz @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).