Metz vs Lens
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 19th December 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint Symphorien (Metz).
Metz received a boost in midweek when they went to Montpellier and won the game 2-0. It felt before hand that it would be an unlikely victory and it was only the clubs 2nd away win of the season.
That win ended a 4 matches without one and has put Metz on 20 points and they could be flirting with the top 10 with a win at the weekend.
At home Metz have won just under 50% of their matches which isn’t a great record and their recent home form is not good as they haven’t won here since the end of October.
Lens are in 7th place and are four points ahead of their hosts. They have won 2 from their last 3 games but in midweek they pulled off one of their best results this season.
Their best will be beating PSG early in the campaign but in midweek they stunned everyone by travelling to Monaco and winning 3-0. They scored their first goal within 60 seconds and never looked back.
Metz vs Lens: Head to Head
- The teams have not met in the league since 2018 when Metz won this fixture 2-0.
- The last five league meetings have all seen under 2.5 goals.
- Lens last won away to Metz in 2014.
Metz vs Lens: Prediction
Both clubs have shown a lot of quality this season but have also had inconsistent moments. But both are capable of playing some very good football.
This is a game where we could see each team cancelling out each other with limited opportunities in front of goal and so we are tempted to back the draw at half time.
There is always good value in backing the 2nd half to have more goals and this could be a game set up for that where more space will be found and more risks taken on as the game progresses.
Metz vs Lens Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Draw at 2.00 (1/1)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10).