Epinal vs Metz prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 19/11/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Epinal vs Metz: Our top betting tips

Metz arrive into this game both in a higher league and in better form than their hosts. Will that see them ease to a victory here or do Epinal have a surprise up their sleeve? Find out with our Epinal vs Metz match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Metz to win

The first of the two tips we bring you for this game comes from the match result market and we are backing Metz to run out winners. We could point to the difference in level these two play at but, rather than bore you with that, we'll just tell you that Metz II – the Metz second string – play in the same league as Epinal and currently find themselves two points better off than the hosts. Combine that little nugget with the fact that Metz have won each of their last three games and things don't look great for Epinal. In fact, Metz should be winning this game with relative ease and therefore handicap markets – especially -1 handicaps – are something that might be worth considering to boost your potential returns.

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Expecting goals

Our second prediction for this game sees us backing over 2.5 goals with the bet being placed in the total goals market. Epinal have gone over the 2.5 marker in three of their last five games with a game average of 2.8 goals. Metz meanwhile have seen each of their last three games go north of the all important 2.5 cut off with a total of 13 goals seen across that trio of matches. On top of that, these two have previously met in the Coupe de France; it was a few years ago but that game saw three goals shared, which provides further weight to an over 2.5 tip.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Epinal vs Metz

Check out the recent form of both sides:

Epinal: DLWWW
Metz: WWWLD

Metz to breeze past Epinal

These early rounds of the Coupe de France are sometimes tough to get excited about and a game where Metz are likely to run wild is perhaps an example of that. Epinal though have home advantage and will look to make things as uncomfortable as possible for their visitors. If they can hold tight for a reasonable period of time things could get interesting.

Epinal have been in okay form of late with just one loss in their last five but even the most diehard Epinal fan will tell you they're expecting a defeat here. Their best hope is to bank in and frustrate Metz whilst goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina will need to be on top form.

Epinal key player – Salim Ben Boina

Metz will know all about Epinal as they head into this game with their reserve squad, Metz II, playing at the same level as their hosts. That said, it's not like the Ligue 2 side need that advantage with their squad vastly superior to Epinal's.

Metz key player – Ibrahima Niane

A quickfire FAQ on Epinal vs Metz

Epinal vs Metz prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Stade de la Colombiere
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Metz
  • What time does the match kick off?  16:00 GMT