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Metz vs Lyon Predictions

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France Ligue 1 | Stade Saint-Symphorien | 21st February
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FC Metz v Olympique Lyonnais predictions for this Ligue 1 match. The away side had a slip-up last week but can they bounce back here against les Grenats? Read on for our free Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips. 

 

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw @ 13/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 1-1 @ 11/2

Reason For Metz vs Lyon Predictions

  • Lyon have won just one of their last five matches with five goals scored and seven conceded in this time.
  • Metz have lost just two of their last nine home matches and have a reputation of giving the big boys a good game; they’ve  beaten Saint-Étienne, Strasbourg and Nantes, and drawn with Marseille and Montpellier.
  • Lyon have scored the second-most goals on the road in Ligue 1 but face a Metz side with three clean sheets in their last six matches.

Lyon good in attack but struggling generally

Lyon were on a good run up until recently but a number of difficult matches now leave them with just one win in their last five. This came in a big victory over Marseille (1-0) but they crashed back down to earth with a 1-1 draw at home to Strasbourg last week. Les Gones have conceded seven goals in this time, with five scored in return, so they’ll need to be wary here as they travel to the east of France. 

Lyon have lost their last two away games but one of these was at the hands of PSG and the other came with les Gones playing 70 minutes with 10 men. Before that, they had gone seven games unbeaten, with six wins in the process giving them the fourth-best away record in the league.

They have scored the second-most goals on the road in Ligue 1, with 25 in their last nine in all competitions. This attacking prowess will be what they want to showcase against les Grenats.

Metz counting on their home advantage

However, Metz have a pretty solid home record and will be backing themselves to test les Olympiens here. They’ve lost just two of their last nine matches at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, with the most recent one coming after they had Vincent Pajot sent off in the eighth minute. 

Outside these defeats they have been pretty competitive for a newly promoted team, with wins over Saint-Étienne, Strasbourg and Nantes, as well as draws with Marseille and Montpellier showing their ability against the big boys in Ligue 1. Metz have kept three clean sheets in their last six matches but will be pushed to their limits here against Lyon.

A great attack and solid defence to cancel each other out?

Les Gones won the earlier meeting of these sides but due to Metz’s solid home record and reputation of giving the big boys a good game, we’re backing a 1-1 draw.

Lyon haven’t been at it recently and Metz will be eager to take advantage of this, especially considering they’re only just above the drop zone and in need of any point they can get. 

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