Reims vs Metz prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/03/2024

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France Ligue 1 - Stade Auguste-Delaune

Reims vs Metz prediction
Can Metz win third in a row? – Photo by Icon Sport

Reims will host Metz in the upcoming round of Ligue 1 and the match is scheduled for Sunday, 17 March.

Will Reims find a way to win despite their shaky form or will Metz get three points that might put them outside of the relegation zone? Find out from our Reims vs Metz prediction and preview, but remember to also check our dedicated Ligue 1 betting tips page.

Reims vs Metz prediction: Guests to avoid a loss in spite of odds

Reims vs Metz predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both teams to score - yes

⚽ Correct score prediction

Reims 1-1 Metz

👑 Double chance prediction

Metz or draw

Key Stats

  • Both teams have scored in 60% of all Reims' matches in the league this season.
  • We saw both teams score in five of the last 10 Metz's games across the board.
  • Three of the last five H2H duels between these two teams have ended in draws.
  • Metz have won twice in a row now, while Reims have only one win in their last seven games in the league.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Reims favoured by bookmakers

  • HOME: 4/7 (1.57) – 63.60%
  • DRAW: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.30%
  • AWAY: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.70%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

We can see from these Reims vs Metz odds that Reims are the expected winners, even though they've been struggling to find their best form recently, while Metz have won twice in a row.

Still, Reims are 12 points ahead of Metz in the standings and they will host the match, so it's not really a surprise that the bookies see them as the favourites.

In any case, if you're a fan of our tips and predictions for this duel, make sure to also look at some of our latest betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Close contests recently

France Ligue 1 03/09/23

Metz

Metz

2
Reims

Reims

2

Elite Club Friendlies 20/07/22

Reims

Reims

1
Metz

Metz

0

France Ligue 1 16/01/22

Reims

Reims

0
Metz

Metz

1

France Ligue 1 22/08/21

Metz

Metz

1
Reims

Reims

1

France Ligue 1 18/04/21

Reims

Reims

0
Metz

Metz

0

With one win for each team and three draws in the last five duels between Reims and Metz, the two teams have been pretty close recently. The situation is pretty much same when it comes to their overall H2H record – 24-21-21 in favour of Reims.

Reims preview: Falling behind in the race for European competitions

Lately, Reims have been as inconsistent as possible, with two wins, three draws, and three losses in their last eight games in the league. So, the team remains in the middle of the standings, five points behind the first spot for European competitions.

Meanwhile, Maxime Busi and Joseph Okumu are on the team's injury list right now.

Predicted lineup: Diouf – Koudou, Abdelhamid, Agbadou – Ito, Munetsi, Teuma, De Smet – Diakite, Daramy, Nakamura

Club Friendly List 13/07/24

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FC Fleury 91

FC Fleury 91

0

Reims

Reims

2

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

W

Rennes

Rennes

1

Reims

Reims

2

France Ligue 1 15/05/24

W

Marseille

Marseille

0

Reims

Reims

1

France Ligue 1 10/05/24

D

Brest

Brest

1

Reims

Reims

1

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

L

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

4

Reims

Reims

1

Metz preview: Can they win for the third time in a row?

Ten games without a win have put Metz ahead of only Clermont in the league's standings and it looked like they are heading toward relegation at full speed. However, the team managed to win two games in a row, beating direct rivals in the battle for survival, so things are far from over for Metz with nine rounds remaining in the season.

Kevin N'Doram, Ablie Jallow, and Ismael Traore are sidelined with injuries at this moment.

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

Europe Friendlies 12/07/24

W

lu

Jeunesse Esch

0

Metz

Metz

4

France Ligue 1 Play-Offs 02/06/24

D

St Etienne

St Etienne

2

Metz

Metz

2

France Ligue 1 Play-Offs 30/05/24

L

St Etienne

St Etienne

2

Metz

Metz

1

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

Player to watch: Georges Mikautadze

The Georgian forward on loan from Ajax is proving to be exactly what Metz needed. After all, Mikautadze contributed with five goals and three assists in 11 games in Ligue 1 this season and he scored in three games in a row, two of which Metz have won.

Georges Mikautadze
Can Mikautadze score in the fourth game in a row? – Photo by Icon Sport

Will Mikautadze score first again?

As we mentioned above, the Georgian forward has five goals in the league this season and four of those five goals were the opening goals, so backing him to score first against Reims as well might pay out.


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.