Metz vs Lorient
French Ligue 2
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: Stade Saint Symphorien.
Metz have already made huge step towards securing the first position in the Ligue 2 this season, and finally making a return to the French top flight. Team from Sant Symphorien Stadium is going to have a couple of rough weeks though. This Sunday they are going to host team Lorient, who are also chasing direct promotion to Ligue 1. We should witness an interesting match of two efficient teams.
Situation on the table would have been so much better for the visitors if they could avoid two losses in the last three rounds. Poor defending allowed Orleans and Nancy to score three goals each and win all points against Lorient. The black series was finally interrupted last week with 1-1 home draw against 2nd placed Brest. The main characteristic of this squad is that they play equally good as hosts and visitors. They won 50% of their games so far on all fronts.
Metz have dominated the majority of divisional opponents this season. Nine out of 14 games at this stadium have ended in their favour, allowing only eight goals so far. They are undefeated for six matches in a row.
Metz v Lorient: Head-to-head
- Both teams were super careful in the first meeting this season which happened in October 2018.
- That clash ended as a goalless draw.
- Four out of the last five head to head encounters ended with both teams scoring at least one goal.
Metz v Lorient: Prediction
We feel that both sides would be happy with a draw here – Metz have big advantage over the other teams, while Lorient would have better chances to participate in the playoffs. Draw is priced at high 3.30 odds and that is going to be our primary choice.
As mentioned above, there were a lot of goals scored in previous duels between Metz and Lorient. Both teams to score will do well as an alternative option.
Metz v Lorient: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 2.10
Draw @ 3.20.