Metz vs Lille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday 9th April 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Pound for pound Metz have been one of the best teams in Ligue 1, here was a team who at the start of the season were being tipped to be relegated but the club come into this game as we are now in April in 9th place.
With a strong finish Metz could even dream of a possible Europa League qualification however there have been recent problems. Form has been poor for Metz over the past few weeks and indeed they have no wins in Ligue 1 since the end of February.
Metz have lost their last 2 games and last weekend they were thumped 4-0 by Monaco. Metz have lost their last 3 games in a row at home and have no wins at home in the last 9 weeks.
Lille are top of the league and their dream remains to win what would be a stunning league title. In the big game against PSG last weekend they pulled it off and beat the champions away from home 1-0. This means that Lille are 3 points in front of them.
Form has not been good for Lille and the win over PSG is the club’s only victory in the last 3 games, so in some ways the win over the champions was a surprise. Away from home Lille has the best form in the league and have only lost once this season winning 34 of their 45 points.
Metz vs Lille: Head to Head
- Earlier in the season Lille won this game 1-0.
- The last time the clubs played at Metz, Lille won 3-0.
- The last 2 meetings have seen the half time correct score of 0-0.
Metz vs Lille: Prediction
If this was earlier in the season Metz would have had a chance, but this feels like a straightforward away win here. Lille’s form was worrying but one has to surely believe that the win over PSG will give the club the confidence boost they need to put some good wins together now.
Lille has a good record over Metz and to be clear Metz have one of the poorest forms in the league. Surprises can happen of course but it would be madness to go against the quality of Lille and we will be backing them to win on Friday.
Metz vs Lille: Betting Tips
Lille to beat Metz at 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.25 (5/4).