Metz received on Saturday, October 1, the visit of AS Monaco in a match counting for the eighth round of Ligue 1.
FC Metz (No. 6)
Team in northeastern Lorraine is the only newly promoted which, until now, show that deserves to evolve on the first stage of French football. Accounting for four wins, one draw and two defeats (9-8 golaverak) team coached by Philippe Hinschberger is in the top half after the first seven stages.
The figures of Metz are somewhat strange, especially on defense, in that after a start to the season in which they received 5 goals, followed a period of 3 consecutive games in which they managed a “clean sheet”. Fluctuations continued, Bordeaux scoring 3 times in Didillon’s gate, because in the last round to record the scores another 0 in the right opponent.
Another aspect worth is tied signaled striker Mevlut Erdinc performances, Turk pointing out 6 times in this debut season.
AS Monaco FC (2nd)
Monegascii crossed in recent weeks a pretty busy time, especially emotionally, every game played this time with a special history. So if the debut in the Champions League have managed a win in front of Tottenham on British realm (2-1) in the championship losers they were seen for the first time in the new season, Nice and imposing with Mario Balotelli a stinging 4-0. Then followed the dispute on “Stade Louis II” in the company of Angers, the game was forced to return the fate of the match, winning 2-1 after their opponents had opened the scoring. It all culminated in the duel of the last stage of UCL, AS managed to equal the Germans from Bayer Leverkusen in 94 minutes (1-1).
Figures very best of the band driven by Leonardo Jardim is distinguished not only of nine wins, two draws and two defeats in this season, but the statistics shows that it won 5 of the last 6 games Ligue 1, the most important success registering in the derby against PSG in the third stage (3-1).
So, guests of this meeting is in good shape, but fierce fighting in recent weeks are beginning to say the word, especially on fitness, meeting with Metz being a real test in this regard.
As expected, those from direct confrontations dominating Monaco, imposing in 6 of the last 10 duels (only 3 of them surpassing the line “over 2.5 goals”. Moreover, in the previous three matches, AS I won without receiving blank.
So stands the low number of goals that were scored in meetings between the two and balance that lean toward team from the Principality.
The hosts will not be based on Udoli, Nguette, Jouffre and Lejeune, all injured. In addition, the Riviera is uncertain.
I can not say no guests are smooth batch Bakayoko is suspended, while Dirar and Falco will be absent due to medical problems. Also Mendy and Traore are uncertain.
Metz: Didillon – Assou-Ekotto, Faletti, Bisevac, Balliu – Cohade, Mandjeck, Doukoure – Sarr, Erdinc, Hein
Monaco: Subasic – Toure, Glika, Jemerson, Raggi – Silva Moutinho, Fabinho, Lemar – Germain, Carillo