Metz vs Saint-Etienne
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 2nd February 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Metz got a great win at Reims last weekend coming away with a 1-0 win. The team climbed to 16th as a result and moved 5 points clear of the bottom three, another win here would mean Metz don’t change position but it would be a big step from a relegation battle.
The club are in the best form of their season having won their last 2 games and have remained unbeaten for the last 4. They have also gone their last two games without conceding a goal, and there has certainly been an upturn in their fortunes.
Saint Etienne are one place ahead of their hosts and have a good 5 point lead over them, so this game gives them the chance to really stretch that. The club got a relief win last weekend by beating Nimes 2-1 the win was great as it ended a 4 game losing streak.
Apart from PSG, Saint Etienne are the only Ligue 1 club not to have drawn away from home. They have lost 60% of their games on the road and have lost their last 3 in a row, their last away win came in November against Nantes.
Metz vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head
- Last season Metz won this game 3-0.
- Saint Etienne have won just once against Metz in the last 5 meetings.
- 3 of the last four games has seen over 2.5 goals.
Metz vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
Metz are clearly the side out of the two who have the best form and the teams are pretty equal in quality. Add to the fact that Saint Etienne are poor away recently and don’t have a good record playing in this stadium and it is fair to pick out Metz for the winner here.
Let’s also pick Habib Diallo to score for the home team. He has been in brilliant form lately and is really driving Metz forward and giving the cluh that belief to remain in Ligue 1.
Metz vs Saint-Etienne: Betting Tips:
Metz to beat Saint Etienne at 2.60 (8/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Habib Diallo (Metz) at 2.60 (8/5).