This Sunday (November 5), Lyon will host Metz at the Groupama Stadium in a Ligue 1 match.
This matchup features two Ligue 1 relegation candidates, as Metz are positioned 16th and Lyon are presently in the relegation zone, two positions above them.
Consequently, which of these teams will earn some significant points over the course of the weekend?
Comparing Lyon and Metz Crucial and Head-to-Head Numbers
- In recent confrontations, the odds have generally been in favor of Lyon. Four of their last six meetings have been won over Metz, including a 2-1 victory in January of this year in the Coupe de France. Conversely, they have suffered a solitary loss at home against Metz since 2017.
- The most recent match between Lyon and another team was the most contentious of the Ligue 1 season thus far. It was canceled prior to the kickoff of the ball, as an assault on the Lyon team vehicle injured Lyon manager Fabio Grosso.
- As of now, Lyon are the only Ligue 1 team without a victory this season, with a meager three points accumulated from nine contests. Even though they have played fewer games than the majority of opponents, they will still be expecting to reverse this trend as soon as possible.
- Metz have gone nearly as bad as Lyon since their last victory on September 16; in that time, they have suffered four defeats and one draw, thereby falling into the danger zone.
- The accumulation of goals has been a significant issue for both of these teams this season. Lyon have scored a mere seven goals in the competition, whereas Metz have amassed eight and have failed to score in each of their previous five matches.
Metz vs. Lyon Prediction
Both of these teams have exhibited dismal performance thus far this season, with Lyon being especially desperant to earn their first victory of the year.
This could very well be their opportunity to do so, as Metz have performed virtually identically to the host team in recent matches and, to be more precise, have been incapable of scoring goals.
Given the circumstances, it is exceedingly probable that Lyon will emerge victorious in this match, albeit by a narrow margin of one goal.
Forecast: Lyon to Metz 1-0
Advice on Lyon vs. Metz Betting
First Tip: Lyon will prevail.
Tip 2: Metz will be unable to score – Indeed, with a single goal scored in their previous five matches.
Tip 3: The game will consist of fewer than 2.5 goals. Lyon has scored seven goals this season, which is just as poor as Metz’s record in front of the net.