Saint-Etienne vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 7th February 2021
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint Etienne have gone their last two games without defeat but with just 23 points they are playing a fine line and have to be considered at this point as a team who could get involved in the relegation battle. After all they are only 4 points clear of the bottom three.
Still recent results are encouraging and Saint Etienne have beaten Nice 1-0 and followed that up in midweek with a draw against Nantes which finished 1-1.
At home 45% of the verts games have ended in draws and that is their majority result with just 1 defeat in their last five here which came against Lyon.
Metz have no losses in their last five and in midweek they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Montpellier. They remain in a good position in sixth place and could go 5th if Rennes lose against Lens at the weekend.
Whilst Metz overall form has not been as consistent as they would like we have to talk about their recent away form which has been very good. The club shocked the league by beating Lyon 1-0 and also scored 4 goals past Brest to beat them 4-2 in their last away game.
Saint-Etienne vs Metz Head to Head
- Last season Metz won this fixture 1-0.
- Metz have won the last 4 meetings against Saint Etienne.
- Saint Etienne have not won at home to Metz since 2014.
Saint-Etienne vs Metz Prediction
Everything points to a Metz victory and whilst this game is not certain for an away win we can’t ignore Metz in this pick.
Metz have good away form and have had some great results over their opponents in recent matches and have been the better team this season, so we will pick them to win.
We will also back Farid Boulaya for the away side to score anytime. He has scored recently and has put in good displays lately and isn’t afraid to come forward.
Saint-Etienne vs Metz Bet Tips:
Metz to beat Saint Etienne at 3.75 (11/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Farhid Boulaya of Metz at 4.50 (7/2).