Nantes vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 11th September
Kick Off: 14:00 BST
Venue: La Beaujoire.
Nantes’ manager Rene Girard spoke about tightening up the defence to be competitive for the new season and in that respect Nantes have done very well, conceding just two goals so far. But football is about wins and from the opening three games the Canaries have lost two. This includes their last two matches against Monaco and Bordeaux. But they will feel confident at home to get going again against Metz.
Metz can’t be judged on the road yet, it’s too early but what is apparent is that at home this team won’t be easy to beat. The team are scoring goals too. They have played just one away game and lost to PSG 3-0.
Nantes vs Metz: Head to Head
Nine of the last 11 fixtures between these two clubs have ended in draws. That is a huge stat that can’t be ignored.
The last two meetings in Nantes in Ligue 1 have ended 0-0. From the four league games played this century between the clubs at Le Beaujoire, three of those have ended fewer than 3 goals.
Nantes vs Metz: Prediction
On the face of it this game could be a draw and we would all expect that to happen. But a win for Metz could see them shoot up into the top five, and they might just go all-out attack. This will leave spaces early and a match that has the potential to be forgettable could end up being more entertaining than we think. Remember Metz won’t always get the chance to be near the top of the table they need to take this opportunity. This doesn’t mean we think they can win but it does mean the game could have goals and some excitement.
Nantes vs Metz: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals to be scored at 29/20
Metz/Draw: Double chance at 21/20.