Reims vs Metz Prediction & Match Preview

Reims vs Metz
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 25th January 2020
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims).

Reims will be the favourites to win this game but they come into this game on a low. In midweek they were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue at the semi-final stage by PSG who beat them 3-0. A lot was riding on the game for the club and they had put so much effort into the cup run, one wonders if that will affect them in this match?

The home side are in 8th place but they could jump into the top five with a win and depending on other results. They drew their last game 1-1 and have not won a match in the last 3. At home they have drawn 60% of their games but have lost just once, and their last home game ended in a 1-1 draw with Lyon. The club have only conceded 5 goals at home which alongside Lille is the best record in the league.

Metz are trying to escape relegation and come into this game in 17th place. Form is improving for the club and they have earned 5 points in their last three games with their last loss coming at the beginning of December. Their last game ended in a 1-0 home win against Strasbourg and on the road the club have won just 1 game and earned 7 points from a possible 30.

Reims vs Metz: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here was in 2015 when the game finished 0-0.
  • Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture the match finished 1-1.
  • 3 of the last 4 meetings has ended in a draw.

Reims vs Metz: Prediction

We are going to concentrate on the half time market for this game to be our main choice. Time and again Reims have found it hard at home to score goals or get the odd one. They have usually started very slowly and that is why predicting the score at half time could be a safe choice that also has value.

We don’t expect many goals here and if they do come we may have to wait until the 2nd half. Reims are not playing well and Metz will be tight at the back and cautious as they need to try and not get sucked into a relegation battle.

Reims vs Metz: Bet Tips

  • Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 or Reims to be winning 1-0 at 2.10 (11/10) and 3.60 (13/5)
  • Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10).