Metz vs Monaco
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 17th August 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien (Metz).
Metz got off to a decent start last weekend on the opening day of the season with a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg away from home. Their first home game will be against Monaco who struggled last season and could well struggle this season.
Pundits praised Metz as they tried to play positive attacking football instead of defending away from home and they could well cause Monaco some problems at the weekend. The big news for Monaco is that they signed Wissan Ben Yedder the striker from Sevilla for 37m euros, Monaco have been a team that usually sell their best players so them buying one is actually a surprise. The club do need goals and this could be significant for them.
Monaco need something because one of their star players was sent off in Cesc Fabregas on the opening day of the season and on top of that they lost 3-0 to Lyon at home, which was a disappointment after such a miserable last season.
Metz v Monaco: Head to Head
The last time the teams played at Metz, Monaco won 1-0.
Metz have only beaten Monaco once in the last 8 games however the victory was in their last meeting this year.
4 of the last 5 matches have finished over 3.5 goals.
Metz v Monaco: Prediction
This will be an interesting game where the pressure will be more on Monaco than Metz. They simply have to win because even though it is so early in the season Monaco could get in a trap. We are going to back the away team and we are also going to back Wissam Ben Yedder to start successfully in his career with Monaco. It was a bold move for him and it could well pay off. Monaco do have a decent team which is better than Metz but they need that injection of confidence that is supposed to come from Ben Yedder. Back him to make the difference.
Metz v Monaco: Bet Tips
Monaco to beat Metz at 2.50 (6/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) at 2.10 (11/10)