Stade Pierre Mauroy
LOSC Lille is back in action this weekend and it's Metz FC that will take the trip to the Stade Pierre Mauroy for this clash. There’s so much expectation on both sides to get another good result, as both sides seem to be in a positive groove later. Even Though Lille are considered the favorites after a 7-match unbeaten run, they must worry about the form of Metz FC at the moment.
LOSC Lille are coming off a 2-0 win over Olympique Lyon after back-to-back draws against Marseille and Toulouse. Metz have won back-to-back games against Nantes and Lorient and they are looking sharp to pick up a third.Grab Your Signup Bonus
LOSC Lille gears up for a very tough challenge when Metz FC visits the Stade Pierre Mauroy, as they will do all they can to avoid a defeat. They are the bigger team compared to Metz and they are currently on a 7-match unbeaten run. In that time, they recorded 4 wins and 3 draws. And in their last 5 league games, they had 3 wins and 2 draws.
LOSC Lille made no mistake in picking up 3 points against strugglers Lyon in their last match last weekend. Jonathan David and Tiago Santos scored 2 goals in the 27th and 32nd minutes to secure a 2-0 win over Lyon. They also managed 52% possession and took 8 shots on target and 5 corner kicks.
LOSC Lille and Metz FC played a close draw in their last 2 meetings. The most recent ended in a goalless draw, and the previous match ended 3-3. Lille are unbeaten at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in their last 4 matches on that ground.
Metz FC seem to have found some form in recent times and they hope to continue in that manner for as long as possible. They recorded back-to-back wins over Nantes and Lorient and they are unbeaten in their last 4 league games.
Metz FC's last 5 league games ended in 1 defeat, 2 draws, and 2 draws. They lost to AS Monaco, then played back-to-back draws against Le Havre and Lyon, before grabbing wins over Nantes and Lorient.
They played a 5-goal thriller against Lorient in their last match last weekend. They got off on the front foot with Cheick Tidiane Sabaly scoring the opening goal in the 1st minute. Then they conceded 2 goals in the 7th and 22nd minute. But that did not keep them down as they fought back, with Ismael Traore and Ablie Jallow both scoring in the 65th and 83rd minute to complete the comeback.
Metz FC have had a tight encounter in the past and there was nothing to separate both sides in their last 2 meetings against each other. However, Metz FC have failed to beat LOSC Lille in a competitive game since their 2-0 win back in 2017.
Head to Head
LOSC Lille holds the bragging rights as they lead the head-to-head by a landslide margin. In 20 matches played between the two clubs, Lille won 11, while Metz won 2 matches and they played a draw in 7 matches.
Analysis and Predictions
It will be interesting to see how both opponents line up against each other. At the moment, there’s nothing much to separate both sides and neither side can go on to win it. Despite LOSC Lille being the favorite, Metz has proved lately that they can hurt any team with their attacking threat.
Analysis of their past meetings shows they scored less than 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches, and LOSC Lille scored first in 5 of their last 7 matches.
- More than 2.5 Goals at 1.74 Odds
- Both Teams to Score at 2.05 Odds
- Jonathan David to Score Anytime at 1.90 Odds