Metz vs Guingamp
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, August 5th 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien, Metz.
Guingamp will commence their 2017/18 season at Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien, the home of Metz. The two sides have similar goals in the upcoming season and a kick start would undoubtedly positively influence their confidence.
Metz took the time to prepare for the forthcoming campaign. However, their preparatory period wasn’t satisfying. Firstly, they beat lower-league side Colomban Locmine 1-2 in the later stages of the match. Two weeks later, they were outplayed by Auxerre with 1-4.
Metz then faced two Belgian sides; they beat Eupen with 0-2, followed by a draw with Standard Liege. At last, Metz faced Crystal Palace in the match that ended without a winner.
The away side mostly faced French opposition in their preseason. They beat Tours 2-1 at the start, followed by a defeat from Lorient. Despite beating Brest 1-0, Guingamp failed to continue with solid displays as they were beaten by Bordeaux and lastly by the Italian Torino.
Guingamp finished the previous campaign in the 10th place and they will be eyeing the top 6 this season however, they certainly lack quality for such pledge.
Metz vs Guingamp: Head-to-head
Three out of last five meetings between the two sides went to Guingamp, with a sole victory belonging to Metz. The two sides already met back in May, when the away side grabbed a 1-0 victory.
Metz vs Guingamp: Prediction
Both sides failed to achieve the desired ahead of the season beginning. Therefore, the Saturday’s clash might see a cautious approach from both managers with a low goal count. It’s unlikely that both teams will score, particularly since the visitors failed to net a single goal in the last two friendly matches. Metz Draw no Bet could be also a valuable choice if you prefer lower risk than 1X2 market.
Metz vs Guingamp: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score NO at the odds of 1.95.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Metz to win at the odd of 2.80.