Stadium de Toulouse
It's been all bad for Toulouse in the opening stage of the season. Beating Nantes 2-1 at home on opening day had been their only win this season and their struggles continued in their Europa League competition.
Toulouse are coming off a fresh 2-1 defeat to Nantes after playing a draw in midweek against USG. They face Metz FC in this round and all efforts will be put in to fight for a win.
Metz FC are not doing bad for a newly promoted side, although they would very much want to remain in the top flight league come the end of the season. They have lost twice already in just 6 games and they would need to start avoiding defeats if they wish to achieve their goals this season.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Toulouse are not doing well in the opening stages of the season and they might just be up for a bad experience in this campaign. After 6 games, they sit closer to the relegation zone; in 15th spot with 6 points. In 6 games, they had just 1 win, 2 draws and 3 draws.
Toulouse are currently winless in their last 6 games in a row in all competitions, after their 2-1 defeat to RC Lens last weekend.
Toulouse might need to change things a bit to avoid another defeat on their home ground. Cesar Gelabert put Toulouse on target in the 33rd minute, but they conceded 2 goals later in the match against RC Lens.
Toulouse will need to be at their very best when they take on Metz FC. Their last 5 meetings against each other had ended in draws.
- No wins in 6 games.
- Both teams scored in 7/9 games.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 8/10 games.
- Less than 10.5 corners at 5/6 games.
2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats in the opening 6 games is an average Stat for this team. Metz FC can feel some satisfaction with their start to the campaign, having faced teams like Marseille and RC Lens already. They pulled off a draw and a win in both games respectively, now they must fight for maximum points from the average teams in the league to make up for the points lost already.
Metz FC will need to work hard in this game after they failed to score in their last game against Strasbourg. They ended up conceding in the 83rd minute and ultimately losing the game at full time by the single goal. Metz now sit at 12th spot with 8 points from 6 games and a goal difference of -3.
Playing against Toulouse brings back memories of 5 draws between both teams in their last 5 encounters. As much as Metz FC would want to break the streak, they might not find it easy as they are not in the right frame to go all out for a win.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 8/9 games.
- Less than 10.5 corners in 5/7 games.
Head to Head
Toulouse and Metz FC have met 20 times in the past. Toulouse won 8 games, while Metz won only 3 and 9 games produced a draw.
- Strasbourg are unbeaten in 4 games.
- Metz are unbeaten in 7 games.
- Less than 2.5 goals scored in 4/5 games.
- Both Teams scored in 6/7 games.
Analysis and Predictions
Metz FC will prove too difficult to crack down on Strasbourg. And Strasbourg are not known for attacking. The game will be hugely influenced by the toothless attack on both sides. Toulouse should be comfortable playing a home but Metz FC will ensure to keep things tight at the back and frustrate them. Which makes me believe we might get very few goals in this game.
- Multi Score 0:0/1:0/0:1/1:1 at 2.08 Odds
- Under 2.5 Goals at 1.95 Odds
- Correct Score 1-1 at 6.50 Odds