Monaco vs Metz
Coupe de France.
Date: Tuesday, 22nd January 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
Monaco is facing their worst season in over a decade with Thierry Henry on the helm. They are second to last in the league table conceding a whopping 31 goals in 20 matches. Also, the team which used to have talented forwards like Falcao, Mbappe, and Henry himself, are not able to score a goal per game.
In such a sad state, Metz will look like PSG for the former French champions. Their last round in the cup saw a 1-0 win over Canet Roussillon away from home. They scored in the second minute of the match and were unable to score more even after the opponents lost a player through suspension in the 18th minute.
From all competitions, they have a 4 match unbeaten run going on right now. Both teams found the net in 3 of these matches also have a 2 match unbeaten streak at home as well. Metz attack has enough strength to slice through them like a knife through the cake, so the home defense needs to be on song.
Metz is at the top of Ligue 2 winning 14 of their 19 matches so far. They have scored a brilliant 33 goals in that period conceding only 12. Manager Antonetti has definitely made the team stronger after relegation to Ligue 2 this season. His side is comfortable at the moment to win upcoming games and get back to the top tier.
All the previous cup games were so easy for them, but they conceded goals in 2 of their 3 matches. The defense needs to improve if they plan to get into the semi-finals past Ligue 1 teams. At the moment they are on a 9 matches unbeaten run with a 5 match win streak active currently. The Maroons also have 4 wins on the trot in matches on the road. So they look well placed for this match against the team from Monaco.
Monaco vs Metz: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Monaco is on a 7 match win streak against these opponents across all venues.
- The last time Metz won against the Red and Whites was back in December 2011.
- In 3 of their previous 5 meetings, the final score had over 2.5 goals in total.
- ASM is also on a 3 match winning run at this venue against the hosts.
- They have won 4 and lost one of the last 5 h2h matches at this venue between them.
- Three of those matches had less than 2.5 goals and all those games finished with the same score of 2-0.
Monaco vs Metz: Prediction
In all 5 of the last home matches of Monaco, the score had less than 2.5 goals in total. They are poor in scoring, unlike the old days, with just 18 goals in 20 league. Since they are inconsistent and all 6 away matches of the visitors have a similar scoreline, we can bet on the same with 1.73 odds.
The Red and Whites have conceded goals in 12 of the last 13 games they played in all competitions. With the defense giving away 36 goals in the league alone till now, most probably that will be the case this Tuesday also. So a bet can be placed on Monaco not keeping a clean sheet with 1.66 odds.
Monaco vs Metz: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.73 (8/11).
No clean sheet for Monaco @ 1.66 (4/6).