Metz vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 9th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint Symphorien.
Metz come into this game in 11th place with 24 points, and at the beginning of the season they would have taken that after 18 games and this match will signal the half way point of the season.
Metz could have been expected to be in a relegation battle this season but with 24 points already they will be thinking of survival now. In midweek they drew 0-0 with Bordeaux and it has been 2 games without victory.
The club get the chance to be at home once again and they will not want to drop points here. At home they have gone their last two matches unbeaten and have won 4 from 9 games played. They have been decent overall this season but inconsistent.
Nice are in 13th place and 2 points behind their hosts so a win could see them go above Metz. But Nice come into this encounter in poor form and have no wins in their last 3 matches.
In midweek Nice lost against Brest 2-0 and that was Nice’s seventh loss of the season. A managerial change does not seem to have worked for the club although they seem to have enough points on the board to be fine for this season.
Metz vs Nice Head to Head
- The last time the teams played here Metz won 2-1.
- The last 3 league meetings have seen both teams to score.
- Nice last won at Metz in 2016.
Metz vs Nice Prediction
This could be a close game between two teams who need to get back to winning ways. Both clubs come into this encounter needing a little bit more confidence.
The best choice here seems to be to go with history and back both teams to score which has repeated a fair few times. The other market is to get involved with the goals one and back for there to be more in the 2nd half.
We wouldn’t be surprised if this is a duel that starts off slowly and builds up more in the 2nd half.
Metz vs Nice Betting Tips
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10).