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Metz vs Lille: Prediction and Betting Tips
Metz looking for ways to score more
Lying at mid-table, Metz will enter this match with the intention of climbing to a better position in the French Ligue 1 and maybe even push for a top-five finish as they are seven points away from the fifth-placed Lens.
Their last outing in the league saw them being beaten in Monaco 4-0 and increase their winless streak to four matches in which coach Frederic Antonetti saw his team concede ten goals and score just three. They had a better game in the French Cup on Tuesday as they lost to Monaco again on penalties after a goalless draw in 120 minutes.
With a goal average of zero (36 scored and 36 conceded) Metz are Ligue 1’s seventh least goal-scoring team and coach Antonetti has to find a solution for his attacking third to create more chances since they had just one shot at goal in the defeat against Monaco.
Can Lille hold on for seven more games?
After a heroic win in Paris in the last round against the reigning champions PSG by 1-0, Lille will feel they have done a big part of their job in winning their first Ligue 1 title since 2010/11. With seven matches still to be played, coach Christoph Galtier knows they can’t afford to lose any points in the remaining matches as PSG are just three points behind them.
Losing just one game in their last 13 Ligue 1 games has taken Les Dogues to the top of the table and have now registered seven more points than they had at this stage in their 2010/11 title-winning campaign.
With an average of 1.65 goals per game, Lille have the least goal-scoring record among the top four teams but they have the best defense in the whole league with 19 goals conceded and that has been the key to Christoph Galtier’s team’s success this season.
- Metz have not won at home in four matches
- Metz have scored just three goals in the last four home matches
- Lille are unbeaten in their last ten away matches
- Lille have two clean sheets in their last two away matches
Metz vs Lille Prediction
Lille will surely do their best not to miss this great chance that they have now to win their fourth title. They do have tough matches ahead in Lyon and against Lens but they will think about Metz for now.
Lille haven’t lost to Metz in four matches and have won the last time the two teams played in Metz 3-0. Taking into consideration the recent form of the two teams, we believe Lille will come on top in this game.
Metz vs Lille Betting Tips
Away Win 1.75 or ¾ at William Hill
Both Teams To Score No 1.61 or 8/13 at William Hill
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