Lens vs Metz Prediction & Tips
Lens and Metz face at Stade Bollaert ‑ Delelis, in a match for the 29 th round of the Ligue 1. Metz won at home by (2‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 19‑12‑2020 . The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. However, in the last match at this stadium, for Ligue 2, on 09‑02‑2019, the game ended in a draw by (0‑0). Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams show significantly different results in their home and away matches.
After 12 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses, the home team is in the 5th position, having won 44 points. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Saint ‑ Étienne by (2‑3), after in the previous match they have tied (2‑2) an away match against Angers SCO. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 22 conceded, against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 21 goals scored and 20 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after an away loss against Red Star by (3‑2). For the league, Lens won 10 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 28 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turnaround in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Lens enters this game after a 3-2 setback, on the trip to the Red Stard field, in a game counting for the French Cup: the team’s goals were scored by Cheick Doucouré and Facundo Medina. In the last game in Ligue 1, the home team beat Saint-Étienne by 2-3. In this match against Metz, coach Franck Haise should opt for 3-5-2, aiming at defensive organization and outlets for attacking also through the flanks. Striker Florian Sotoca is one of Lens’s top scorers with 8 goals scored. For this match the home coach cannot count on Gael Kakuta, Issiaga Sylla and Ignatius Ganago, all with physical problems.
After 11 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 6th position, having won 41 points. In the last match, they have lost at home against Angers SCO by (0‑1), after in the previous match they have won an away match against Bordeaux by (1‑2). This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with a total of 23 goals scored and 13 conceded. At home, he won 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 17 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team arrives in this match after an away win against Valenciennes by (0‑4). In the league, Metz won 20 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In matches played away in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0‑0, which occurred in 6 of their 14 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, for which reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to score in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 14 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 28 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 15 times and only managed 3 turns on the scoreboard.
Metz heads into this match motivated after a 0-4 win on the trip to the Valenciennes field, advancing in this way to the next stage of the French Cup: Pape Sarr, Fabien Centonze, Thierry Ambrose and Vagner scored the goals of the team . However, we note that the visitors lost against Angers in the last game in Ligue 1. In this match against Lens, coach Frédéric Antonetti should opt for 4-3-3, aiming at defensive consistency and the outlets for the attack in an organized manner. Farid Boulaya is one of Metz’s top scorers with 11 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach cannot count on Fabien Centonze, Boubakar Kouyaté and Alexandre Oukidja, suspended, as well as Warren Tchimbembe, Ernest Boahene, Opa Nguette, Kevin N’Doram, Ibrahima Niane and Manuel Cabit, all with physical problems.
Lens – Metz FREE TIPS
Lens – Win @ 1.85
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90