Rouen vs Metz
France – Coupe de France
Date: Monday, 6 January 2019
Kick-off at 19:55 UK/ 20:55 CET
Venue: Stade Robert Diochon (Rouen).
Rouen are a part of the Championnat National 2, the fourth level of French Football, whereas their opposite number plies their trade in the Ligue 1, considered to be one of the best five leagues in Europe. Suffice it to say, Metz are clear favorites this Monday to record the win.
Rouen vs Metz Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Metz recorded a 1-0 victory. This game was in 2013.
- Earlier in 2012, these two had locked horns, and them Rouen won at home 1-0. These two encounters have been the sole two h2h clashes this past decade.
Rouen vs Metz Prediction
Metz had gained direct entry to this competition, as they are part of the top flight, whereas, Rouen did not have that luxury.
Rouen had to defeat Orleans 1-0 at home, in order to get to this round in the Coupe de France.
This Monday, without a doubt, it could be said that Metz are the hot favorites to post the win. They are part of the prestigious Ligue 1, the top flight in France, while their counterparts are stuck in the fourth tier of French Football.
This level of difference in stature, points finger to other factors. Metz are much more experienced, have far better players on their roster, and have access to far better amenities, and world-class technicians.
On the other hand, it would even be a stretch to call Rouen a full-time professional club in comparison to their Ligue 1 counterparts. The yearly budget of a team of their likes would be in the same range as that of the salary of one top-flight player.
On top of that, Metz had even won the most recent h2h encounter, and then, they kept a clean sheet as well.
Finally, Metz will relish this opportunity to post a convincing win, which would greatly help them in building some confidence and momentum, as they prepare for the second half of their Ligue 1 season.
Also, the Coupe represents a much more realistic chance for Metz to go after silverware, as opposed to the league title, which PSG have made a monopoly of.
Taking into account these observations, rightfully expect the top-tier Metz to post a comfortable win this match-day.
However, keep track of news regarding how Metz may be lining up. If they choose to line up with a heavily rotated squad, they might lose some of their edge.
Rouen vs Metz Betting Tips
Metz to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Metz/ Metz @ 2.50 (3/2).