Metz vs Reims
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 20th September 2020
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint -Symphorien.
Both clubs need the points when they meet up on Sunday afternoon. Metz are 18th and Reims are 17th and they have 1 point between them.
As for the home side they have lost all 3 of their opening games. Their excuse though is that they have had a very difficult start having to already face PSG, Lille and Monaco, those teams could finish in the top 3 this season.
The good news if we are looking for some is that even though Metz have lost all their games so far and have not scored a goal, they have only conceded 3 goals, one in each game, that tells us that their defence has been worked on hard this summer and is well drilled.
Reims have started poorly with just one draw and two defeats. They lost at home to Lille and then followed that up with a 1-0 defeat at Angers. The problem could be that the club are trying to qualify for Europe for the first time in 60 years. They are involved in the Europa League qualification where in midweek they beat Swiss side Servette 1-0 away, the return leg is next week and they might not be very focused on this game either.
Metz vs Reims: Head to Head
- Last season this game finished 1-1.
- Reims haven’t beaten Metz since 2012 going back 6 games.
- Reims have no wins at Metz for the past 15 years.
- The last 3 league meetings have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
Metz vs Reims: Prediction
Reims are a decent side but have lost some quality in the summer, and they are not focused on the league right now but trying to qualify for the Europa League.
Metz are tight in defence with not much quality up front this is why we believe this game will be very tight with few goals. Predicting the draw after 90 minutes is never easy but we will back the draw to happen at half time, and back a low amount of goals.
Metz vs Reims: Bet Tips:
Half Time: Correct Score: 0-0 at 2.10 (11/10)
Under 1.5 goals at 2.25 (5/4).