Metz vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 1st October
Kick-Off at 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Saint Symphorien (Metz).
Monaco come into this game in 2nd place in Ligue 1 and are just a point behind Nice. The team looked unconvincing in their 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen at home and were lucky as they scored the equaliser in the last minute.
Away Monaco have won 2 and lost 1, that loss came in their last away match where they were destroyed 4-0 by Nice.
Metz actually has a better away record by a point and will want to correct that this weekend. The team have won two at home but to lowly teams and when they faced Bordeaux they went down in a surprising manner by 3-0.
This is an intriguing game where a win for Metz would mean they would join Monaco on the same points and move right up the table. The motivation of both sides will be at 100%.
Metz vs Monaco: Head to Head Stats
Monaco have a very good record against Metz where they have won the last four meetings between the two. In recent times they have come here and won 1-0 and 4-1. Metz hasn’t won at home against Monaco in 10 years. There is based on results from this century a 70% chance that we could see fewer than 3 goals.
Metz vs Monaco: Prediction
Monaco didn’t play well in the Champions League match in mid-week however because they scored so late on this will give them strength going into this game. The likes of PSG and perhaps Lyon will improve and this is the chance for Monaco to try and go top of Ligue 1 and pile the pressure on their rivals.
Metz has impressed but are yet to beat a quality side at home and Monaco should be able to win this match.
Metz vs Monaco: Bet Tips
Monaco to beat Metz at 5/6 (1.85)
Anytime goal scorer Bernardo Silva (Monaco) at 13/5 (3.60).