Metz vs Lyon prediction, odds & betting tips 23/02/2024

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France Ligue 1 - Stade Saint Symphorien

Metz vs Lyon prediction
Can Lyon keep winning? – Photo by Anthony Bibard/FEP/Icon Sport

Metz will host Lyon at the start of the round in Ligue 1 on Friday, 23 February.

Will Metz get the points they desperately need in battle against relegation or will Lyon keep their recent good form going? Read our Metz vs Lyon prediction and preview to find out, but don't forget to take a good look at our other Ligue 1 predictions too.

Metz vs Lyon prediction: Lyon coming in hot

Metz vs Lyon predictions
Our pick

⚽ Winner prediction

Lyon

⚽ Both teams to score prediction

Yes

⚽ Correct score prediction

1-2

While both teams were in the relegation zone a few rounds ago, Metz have stayed there and Lyon have escaped. After all, Metz are without a win for nine games in a row in Ligue 1, while Lyon have won four of their last six matches in the league.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Lyon clearly the expected winners

  • HOME: 4/1 (5.00) – 20.00%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.70%
  • AWAY: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.60%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

As expected given their current forms, the bookmakers see Lyon as the favourites in this match. After all, Lyon are now eight points ahead of Metz in the standings.

Last five H2Hs: Historic advantage for Lyon

France Ligue 1 05/11/23

Lyon

Lyon

1
Metz

Metz

1

France Cup 07/01/23

Lyon

Lyon

2
Metz

Metz

1

France Ligue 1 08/05/22

Metz

Metz

3
Lyon

Lyon

2

France Ligue 1 22/12/21

Lyon

Lyon

1
Metz

Metz

1

France Ligue 1 17/01/21

Lyon

Lyon

0
Metz

Metz

1

While recently the two teams have been evenly matched in their H2H duels, as is clear from the table above, Lyon have done much better than Metz when we look at their overall H2H record: 51-18-29.

Team news and form guide

Metz: Hoping to end a nine-game winless streak

Things are looking dire at Metz right now since the team has been without a win for nine straight games in Ligue 1 and furthermore, they've lost eight of those nine games, only managing to draw once. So, they're currently one of the main candidates for relegation. Meanwhile, Kevin N'Doram and Ablie Jallow are on the team's injury list at this time.

Predicted LineupOukidja – Van Den Kerkhof, Herelle, Sane, Traore, Udol – Jacques, Nduquidi; Camara – Lamkel Ze, Mikautadze

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

L

PSG

PSG

2

Metz

Metz

0

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

L

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

2

Metz

Metz

1

France Ligue 1 04/05/24

L

Rennes

Rennes

3

Metz

Metz

2

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

L

Lille

Lille

2

Metz

Metz

1

France Ligue 1 21/04/24

W

Le Havre

Le Havre

0

Metz

Metz

1

Lyon: On a good run and hoping for more

With there wins in a row in Ligue 1 and six victories in their last eight matches in the league, Lyon have been in their best form of the season so far. Thanks to this run, they are now 11th in the standings, though still just three points ahead of the first team in the relegation zone. Nicolas Tagliafico will miss this match to serve a suspension, while Henrique, Dejan Lovren, Corentin Tolisso, and Johann Lepenant are injured.

Predicted LineupLopes – Mata, O'Brien, Caleta-Car, Maitland-Niles – Caqueret, Matic, Mangala – Nuamah, Benrahma, Lacazette

France Cup 25/05/24

L

PSG

PSG

2

Lyon

Lyon

1

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

1

Lyon

Lyon

2

France Ligue 1 12/05/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

Lyon

Lyon

1

France Ligue 1 06/05/24

W

Lille

Lille

3

Lyon

Lyon

4

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

W

Monaco

Monaco

2

Lyon

Lyon

3

Our free expert picks: Lyon to win with both teams scoring

In addition to the free betting tips we have for you for this match, there are more Metz vs Lyon betting tips and markets to check out.

For example, over 2.5 total goals sounds good at 21/20 (2.05) odds, which implies a 48.80% probability. You might also want to back Alexandre Lacazette to score at any time at 13/10 (2.30) odds and 43.50% probability.

Hot tip – Lyon to win

  • Lyon have been in great form recently, with six wins in their last eight games in Ligue 1.
  • Metz have lost eight of their last nine games in the league.

Other tips

Both teams to score – yes

  • Both teams have scored in the last four H2H duels between these two teams.
  • We saw both teams score in five of Lyon's last seven games in all competitions.

Correct score: 1-2

  • Twice in their last three games Lyon have won 2-1.
  • 2-1 was the score in Lyon's last win over Metz.

Player to watch: Alexandre Lacazette

While a few different players have contributed to Lyon's recent surge in form, the experienced striker Alexandre Lacazette has been the most consistent performer for the former champions so far, with 11 goals in Ligue 1 to his name.

Alexandre Lacazette
Will Lacazette score away from home? – Photo by Anthony Bibard/FEP/Icon Sport

Not the best record in away games this season

Although Lacazette is the player to watch in this match and the most likely scorer, he didn't score a lot of goals in away games this season. Of his 12 goals in the French league and cup, nine have come in home matches.


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