Metz vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 3rd February 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Saint-Symphorien, Metz.
Metz and Marseille will face off in the Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Friday night.
Metz have been woeful in Ligue 1 since October having managed just 2 wins and 4 draws in the period of time. They have lost 8 games since October which have taken them down to 19 position with 21 points. They haven’t been good at home either after winning once in their last 5 games, but the remaining four are draws.
On the contrary, Marseille have seen themselves in the 4th position in the Ligue 1 with 37 points. They are 9 points below PSG in the 3rd place and 4 points above Saint-Etienne below them in the table. They will enter this game on high spirits, having thrashed Montpellier 5-1 on the weekend.
Metz vs Marseille: Head to Head Statistics
Marseille have total dominance against Metz in their previous meetings. They have 15 wins and 3 draws in 23 games, while Metz won 7 times.
The last 6 meetings between the two in all competitions are all won by Marseille. And five of those fixtures happened to be in French Ligue 1.
At the Saint-Symphorien, Marseille have won 5 times against Metz, drawn twice and lost 4 games to Metz. And their latest visit was a 2-0 win.
Metz vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille are the favorites in this games as they are a lot better than their host. But, Metz have a growing reputation of the tough home team as they are unbeaten in the last five at this stadium.
However, we are banking on Marseille to win this match mainly based on their strong h2h record against Metz in recent seasons. It will be a very open contest and both teams could get on the score sheet producing a score line in the range of 1-3.
Metz vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Marseille to win at 1.90 (10/11)
Both teams to score yes at 1.76 (10/13).