Metz vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 23rd October 2016
Kick-Off at 16:00 BST
Venue: Allianz Riviera.
Metz are sliding in Ligue 1 after starting very solid and playing some exciting football and now they will have to play the best form side in the league when they host league leaders Nice.
Metz has lost 3 of their past 4 games and won just one match in six as they now find themselves in 11th place. But the league for now is still super tight and a win could see them jump several places. At home the club has the 3rd worst record winning two and losing two from four games.
What is there to say about Nice? They are the surprise early pace setters but it’s clear that they want to remain there and are taking their title credentials seriously. Nice come into this game on a superb 4 game winning run and have pulled a 4 point gap between themselves and champions PSG in 2nd place.
Nice are unbeaten and away from home they have collected 7 from 9 points. Whilst they have only scored 3 goals so far on their travels they can counter that by the fact that they have conceded a single goal in 270 minutes play.
Metz will be more rested than Nice with no European football. Nice had to travel to Austria on Thursday night when they played in the Europa League against Salzburg. A 1-0 win saved their competition for now and the team will be in good spirits despite being more fatigued.
Metz vs Nice: Head to Head Stats
It’s been almost two years since the teams met and when they did last time here the result was 0-0. In the last 7 games Metz has only beaten Nice once. In league matches there is a 60% chance for both teams to find the back of the net.
Metz vs Nice: Prediction
Nice are a superb price to win this match and they are the better side. Football is never this easy but it is difficult to go against the league leaders at this stage.
Metz vs Nice: Betting Tips
Nice to beat Metz at 11/10 (2.10)
Anytime goal scorer Alassane Plea (Nice) at 2/1 (3.00).