Metz vs Lille prediction: Lille is the defending champion of French football. Entering the new season, Lille’s goal is certainly to successfully defend their throne. Having to face Lille in the first round will be a big challenge for Metz. Can Frédéric Antonetti and his students earn points?
- Match date: 03:00 pm on 2021/08/08
- Event: Ligue 1
- Stage: Matchday 1st
- Location: Stade Saint Symphorien
METZ VS LILLE PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Playing at home at Saint-Symphorien is a solid fulcrum in the spirit of competition for Metz. However, this will not be an easy match for them.
Metz’s performance in the last 5 matches: D L W W W
Looking back on last season, Metz just played up to the expectations of their fans. Over 38 matches, Metz had to receive 15 defeats. In contrast, this team has earned 12 wins and 11 draws. Thereby, the total score that Metz holds is 47. With that score, Les Grenats soon finished in 10th place. That ranking also soon ensured Metz’s safety in Ligue 1.
So Strasbourg does not want to repeat that poor performance in the new season. However, looking at recent friendlies, Strasbourg is not playing well. Considering the last 5 matches, Julien Stéphan and his students earned 2 victories. However, 2 is also the number of failures they receive. Recently, when facing Freiburg, Le Racing had to receive a 1-2 defeat.
Lille’s form in the last 5 matches: L D L L W
Lille had a very successful season. 38 rounds passed, Lille’s worst result was only 3 defeats. In contrast, this team has earned themselves 24 wins and 11 draws. Thereby Lille owns 83 points, 1 point more than PSG. Stepping to the throne of the tournament, Les Dogues ended PSG’s dominance in Ligue 1. Entering the new season, Lille’s goal is to defend the throne.
However, the preparation in the pre-season friendlies of Lille was not really good. With the last 4 friendlies, Lille did not win. Instead, coach Jocelyn Gourvennec’s army drew 1 and lost 3 times. It was not until the French Super Cup match that Lille again enjoyed the joy of victory when defeating PSG 1-0.
Select: Lille FT.
Lille is having a strong dominance in head-to-head results compared to Metz in the past. Looking at the previous 30 encounters, the total number of victories that Metz has is only 5. In contrast, Lille has had 16 defeats.
The last time Metz was able to beat Lille was four years ago. Immediately after that match, there were 5 consecutive matches Lille unbeaten with 4 victories. Considering the second leg last season, Metz lost 0-2 at home.
Select: Lille FT.
The confrontations between Metz and Lille did not have many goals scored. With 30 encounters, the total number of goals that have appeared is 65. Thus, the average game has exactly 2.17 goals. Therefore, the betting experts highly appreciate the possibility of a match with few goals.
Looking back at last season, Metz had an uncertain defense. 48 is the number of goals that Metz has conceded after 38 matches. Meanwhile, Lille owns an effective attack when shooting 64 times. Lille’s corresponding scoring performance is 1.68 goals/match.
With Over/Under 2.25, Metz’s last 5 matches have won 3 Under times, corresponding to a rate of 60%. On the Lille side, Under won 5 times in the last 5 matches they attended.
Select: Under 2.25 FT.
Metz vs Lille Prediction: Metz 0-2 Lille FT (0-1 H1).
The above is information about the prediction in the 1st match of Ligue 1 between Metz vs Lille on 2021/08/08 of the CMD368 bookie.