Metz vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: 8 May 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Lyon demolished second-placed Marseille 0-3 away at Orange Velodrome to extend their fine spell of form and pick up their third win in the last four league games.
Both strikers, Moussa Dembele and Karl Toko-Ekambi, were on target on the occasion. Lyon have generally found their shooting boots of late since they notched three or more goals in three of the previous four league outings.
The team led by Peter Bosz bagged as many as eight goals in the last two Ligue 1 wins over Montpellier (5-2) and Marseille (0-3).
Les Gones will have a nice opportunity to maintain their scintillating attacking form on Sunday when they travel to Stade Saint-Symphorien to take on Metz in Gameweek 36.
Metz are in a very tough situation going into the last three matches of the season. They are six points below Saint-Etienne who hold the relegation playoffs place and they have to face the likes of Lyon and PSG in two of the remaining three outings.
Frederic Antonetti’s men missed a big chance to pick up a precious three-pointer seven days ago when they conceded two late goals, including the stoppage-time equalizer, in a 2-2 draw away at Montpellier.
Metz have won only 1 of 17 league games on the home patch since the beginning of the season and they own the division’s worst attacking record with 31 goals scored in 35 games.
Metz vs Lyon Head-to-head
- Lyon, who have been the dominant side in the history of this matchup, head into this winless in the last two clashes against Metz.
- The teams surprisingly shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they last met each other in December last year at Groupama Stadium.
- Just one of the previous five head to head encounters between the two outfits ended with three or more goals scored.
Metz vs Lyon Prediction
Lyon notched eight goals in the previous two wins over Montpellier and Marseille. They are up against the weakest team in the league on Sunday.
We’d be surprised with anything but a comprehensive victory for the visitors here. You can back Lyon to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.05.
Metz vs Lyon Betting Tips
Lyon to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)
Lyon to win to nil @ 2.62 (13/8) odd.