Metz vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien (Metz).
Marseille have been the only team in the French top flight that have given some sort of competition to PSG this season. They will look to keep going on with this fight this weekend too, considering that they are taking on a Metz side that is currently placed in the relegation zone.
Metz vs Marseille Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Marseille won 6-3 at home.
- Seven of the former eight clashes saw the same team delivering wins.
- Three of the previous five games saw Metz failing to score.
- Five of the preceding seven wins at this venue went to the guests.
- Metz have been able to score a total of four goals from the preceding eight meetings at this venue.
Metz vs Marseille Prediction
Metz were on the road the last match-day, and were humiliated by Nice. The hosts scored four goals into the Metz net, in return for a single goal.
In the meantime, Marseille scripted a comeback win over Bordeaux the previous game week. The first half had belonged to the guests, and they ended it on a 0-1 lead. However, in the next 45 minutes, the home team scored three unanswered goals to shift the scales in their favor, and register the three points in their name.
At first look itself, a clear favorite emerges for the win this weekend. Marseille are currently the best team in France after PSG, are rightfully placed second in the table. They have a six-point lead over the third-placed Lille, and are on a six-game winning run in the competition.
Moreover, they were unbeaten in 15 of their previous 18 overall games, and have lost just thrice in total this whole season on the road. Two of these losses had come against PSG, and Monaco.
On the other hand, Metz are placed in the relegation zone, and have a total of three wins from their preceding twenty games. Also, these three wins have been their sole victories in 2019-20.
In addition, Marseille won the most recent h2h encounter with a scoreline of 6-3, and recorded wins in seven of the past eight h2h fixtures. Furthermore, the hosts have recorded a single h2h win at this venue this past decade, and just two in total since 2001.
Likely, count on the top-tier Marseille to register a win this weekend over the relegation-threatened Metz with considerable authority.
Metz vs Marseille Betting Tips
Marseille to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Marseille/ Marseille @ 3.00 (2/1).
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Marseille @ 2.00 (1/1).