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Metz is at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table with 25 points and six points below safety. Can they make a comeback to survive the cut by winning this fixture against Lyon? We provide you with the details about this game in this post, so read on for more details and free betting tips.
Metz vs Lyon: Free Betting Tips and Predictions
Lyon has been the team to beat in this matchup with Metz. The visitors won 15, drew 2 and lost only 3 of the last 20 meetings with Metz. One of the draws was in the reverse fixture this season that ended 1-1. Notably, Lyon has not defeated Metz in the last two meetings during which the visitors lost once and drew the other. Our best two picks for this game are:
Over 2.5 goals @ 53/100 (1.53)
Lyon is in great form ahead of this encounter with Metz. The visitors won three and lost one of their last four games. In the process, Lyon scored 15 goals in four games. It is a sharp contrast to how Metz has performed offensively. The hosts netted three goals in as many games. The fact that Lyon scores lots of goals is why we expect a high scoring duel with defensively troubled Metz.
Lyon to win the first-half @ 9/10 (1.90)
Lyon should bag a win in the first half of this game. While both teams have had challenges keeping clean sheets, the visitors have a better form and scoring record in recent games. Away win in the first-half of this game is our pick.
Metz vs Lyon Ligue 1 Betting Odds, H2H and Team Form
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Metz vs Lyon Ligue 1 Match Preview, News and Lineups
Metz is sitting at the bottom of the table but still has a glimmer of hope in their survival quest. The hosts need two wins from the remaining three games to occupy the relegation playoff spot. However, that feat will depend on how other teams like Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne that are above Metz fare in their next matches.
On the contrary, Lyon is 7th and hope they can qualify for either the European Conference League or Europa League places at the end of the season. The visitors are five points shy of the fifth place and with three games to go; they can still mount a strong quest for a European stage.
The situation of both teams means this is likely to be a tough contest as both sides have something to play for. The fact that Metz never lost to Lyon in the last two games should hand the hosts some confidence ahead of this game. A draw could be a possible outcome in this match.
Metz predicted lineup:Caillard, Lacroix, Kouyate, Niakate, Delaine, Sarr, Pajot, Traore, Centonze, Preville and Ze.
Lyon predicted lineup: Lopes, Gusto, Boateng, Lukeba, Palmieri, Aouar, Mendes, Barcola, Paqueta, Ekambi and Dembele.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time will Metz vs Lyon game kick off?
The match is set to start at 14:00 GMT +3 on Sunday, 8th May 2022
Where is the venue for this game?
Stade Symphorien in Metz, France is the match venue.
How many goals did each side score in the last five meetings?
Metz scored 3 goals while Lyon netted 8 in the last five encounters.