9th April – 21:00, Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien, Metz
Metz and Lille will open the action in the Ligue 1 32nd round with a Friday evening clash. The home side searches for a getaway from the poor streak, while the visitors want to remain at the top spot.
Metz vs Lille Match Preview & Team News
Metz is one of the clubs that always struggle to stay in the French top flight, but they enjoy a successful campaign this time. At one moment, it seemed the hosts can challenge one of the continental spots. However, the home side picked up just a point from the previous four rounds and slipped to 9th place. It’s still not too late for Farid Boulaya and the lads to book the Europa League ticket, but they need to improve. Lens is seven points ahead, and Metz doesn’t have the right to make more mistakes. The hosts have been pretty tight in the back until recently, but they conceded ten goals in the previous four rounds. Metz lost three straight home games, and according to their latest displays, the hosts should be happy to remain in the top half of the table.
Lille heads to this game after a vital 1:0 victory away to PSG. That one saw them getting a three-point advantage at the top of the table. The visitors have been very disciplined and deservedly celebrated a win. However, Jonathan David, the hero from Parc des Princes, won’t be able to help his teammates in this clash. On the other hand, Burak Yilmaz is back in the squad and should be the biggest threat for the opposition’s goalkeeper. Christophe Galtier’s side has been excellent on the road this season, as Lille lost only once at the away grounds. The visitors missed the chance to win only once in the previous nine outings in Ligue 1. Their defense is the tightest in the competition, with only 19 goals conceded. Lille put a serious title bid, and the away side looks forward to another victory.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We didn’t trust Lille against PSG last weekend, and we were wrong. The visitors are strong favorites in this encounter, and we believe they will meet the expectations. The new three points will definitely keep them on the top spot after this round.
Goals Market Prediction
The away side has been pretty tight in the back lately, while Metz has trouble finding the back of the oppositions’ net. We don’t expect to see too many goals in this encounter, and it should stay under a 2.5 margin.
Metz vs Lille
Lille to win @ 1.65 – Bet now at 1xBet
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.55 – Bet now at MELBet
Correct score 0:2 @ 6.50 – Bet now at 22Bet
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