Montpellier vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: 1 May 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson.
Both Montpellier and Metz will be hoping to find a way out of their respective crisis on Sunday afternoon when they come across each other in Matchday No 35 of Ligue 1.
The match, however, carries a much greater significance for Metz who sit at the very foot of the league table ahead of the final four games of the season.
Metz are seven points below Saint-Etienne who hold the relegation playoffs spot right now. They have an imperative to arrest the huge slump in form and at least try to stay in the race for the top-flight survival here.
Nevertheless, there is really not much to suggest such a scenario here. Metz are winless in as many as 13 consecutive league games.
They own by far the weakest attacking record in the league with 29 goals scored in 34 matches.
Metz have failed to find the net in the last two defeats to Lorient and Brest. They have even failed to register a single shot on target in the last weekend’s home defeat to Brest.
Montpellier will thus have a nice chance to arrest their slump in form and return to winning ways here after a run of four defeats and a draw in the previous five Ligue 1 rounds.
Montpellier vs Metz Head-to-head
Metz have been the more successful side historically with 15 wins, 9 draws, and 8 defeats in the last 32 matches against Montpellier.
However, Montpellier came on top in the reverse fixture between these two sides in the first half of the season at Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Only one of the last five head to head meetings between the two sides saw three or more goals scored.
Montpellier vs Metz Prediction
Both Montpellier and Metz have been struggling for goals lately and we can hardly imagine a goal fest when they come across each other.
The Under 2.5 goals FT is thus well worth backing at the 2.00 odds, while you can also back Montpellier to win at the odds of 1.72.
Montpellier vs Metz Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1)
Montpellier to win @ 1.72 (8/11) odd.