Metz vs Strasbourg
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 11th January 2020
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Metz are only not in the relegation zone because of goal difference and they are clinging onto survival. They have drawn their last two games but have no wins in over a month and are really struggling for form.
The club have won just 3 games all season and even though they predictably are losing games sometimes they surprise like their recent 1-1 draw against 2nd placed Marseille for example. That occurred at home and it could be home form that just keeps the club up. Currently the side has an average record at home with 3 defeats which doesn’t seem that bad considering their position. But Metz have not won at home since October.
Strasbourg will be licking their wounds as the Coupe de la Ligue holders were knocked out of the final competition by Reims in the quarter finals. Strasbourg were clearly the better side but the game ended 0-0 and Reims won on penalties.
In the league they have 27 points and are in 11th place. Form is good with 3 wins in a row and their last match ended in a 2-1 victory over Saint Etienne. The club have a poor away record losing 6 matches from 9 but the good news is that they have massively improved recently and have won 2 games from their last three. The worry is that the club are not scoring goals on the road and have 5 so far.
Metz vs Strasbourg: Head to Head
- The last time the teams met here Metz won 3-0.
- Metz have won the last 3 home games v Strasbourg.
- 3 from the last 4 games have ended in draws.
Metz vs Strasbourg: Prediction
We are going to back Metz to get the win here. They have a good history over Strasbourg and the away team have not won at this ground since 2007.
Also Metz could rest in midweek but Strasbourg had to travel to Reims in the Coupe de la Ligue and that game would have taken a lot out of the club.
There is a risk because Metz have been so poor, but we will still back them, Strasbourg will be a little more tired and feeling down about how they were knocked out of the cup and we think this could play into Metz’s favour.
Metz vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Metz to beat Strasbourg at 3.00 (2/1)
Correct Score: Metz to win 1-0 or 2-0 at 7.00 (6/1) and 13.00 (12/1)