Metz vs Nancy
France – Ligue 2
Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Kick-off at 18.00 UK/ 19.00 CET
Venue: Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien (Metz).
Right now, the Maroons have promotion almost in their bag and the only thing which seems to be at least a challenge is the race for the league title. Brest has been right at the tail-end of the league-toppers for ever, and a slight hiccup will be taken advantage of.
Les Grenats are at the top of league standings and do so because of their comprehensive performance in almost all areas of gameplay. They have posted the second-best offensive stats and the second-best defensive stats.
The Thistles should consider themselves unlucky that their picking-up-themselves process after the terrible first half they had, had to cross paths with the Maroons. Alain Perrin and his boys had slowly started to address their problems and was starting to build some momentum in their quest to get themselves free from their relegation tag.
Metz vs Nancy Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last eight wins belong to Les Graoullys.
- Les Chardons scored a total of one goal in their last six appearances at the Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien.
- Frederic Antonetti’s men scored two or more goals in two of their last three games at this venue.
- The last three overall ties in a row, had over 2.5 match goals.
Metz vs Nancy Prediction
Let me put it simply. The match-up is between the best team in the league, at their home, against the second-to-worst side in the same competition. A Data Scientist need not come to determine who the favorites for this tie are.
The Maroons are the only team in the competition that has a ratio of more than 2:1, between goals scored and goals conceded. Their opposite number, meanwhile, has registered the least number of goals of the 20 teams. The hosts have stood unbeaten at this venue for a period of more than 21 years, which is still ongoing. In other words, the streak started before ASNL’s midfielder Samir Bouzar was born.
Additionally, Frederic Antonetti’s men have won eight of their last twelve home-ties, and the Thistles have lost three of their last four overall fixtures. The home-team has conceded the least number of goals bar Paris FC and their combatants have scored the absolute least in the Ligue 2. A clean sheet for the hosts is to be expected. Another stat to support this claim is that, the visitors failed to score in five of their last six trips to this venue.
The team from Lorraine has scored in 15 of their last 20 matches in front of the home crowd. They were unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 overall games, and ten of them were wins. The team also managed to score in these 11 fixtures. At the same time, Les Chardons conceded goals in 19 of their last 23 attempts on the road.
I think it’s safe to assume goals in either half from Les Graoullys.
Metz vs Nancy Betting Tips
The Hosts to Score Goals in Both Halves @ 2.75 (7/4)
Metz to Win to Nil @ 2.25 (5/4).