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A 1-1 draw in the reverse match leaves this game up for grabs. But for Metz, winning on matchday is a do-or-die affair. The visitors are currently second-last on Ligue 1 table, so it is a quest for survival in this Sunday trip to Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims, France.  Read on for more details about Reims vs Metz as well free predictions for this match.

Our Best Free Predictions for Reims vs Metz

Reims are currently ranked 14th with 24 points in 20 games while Metz is 19th with 16 points in as many run of fixtures. The visitors need to win this game or risk an early fight against relegation as we head into the final half of the French Ligue 1 2021/22 season. Based on comprehensive and detailed analysis by Football Whispers tipsters, our best two picks and analysis for Reims vs Metz are as follows:

Reims to inflict more damage on Metz @ 4/5 (1.80)

Reims should get a narrow edge in this match, so a home win is our first pick for Reims vs Metz. The hosts have not lost in five games and were defeated only once in their last ten games. It is also a chance to get a revenge against Metz, a team they have beaten only twice in 16 meetings. We think Metz’s struggles with be Reims blessings in this game.

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Under 2.5 @ 61/100 (1.61)

We are also tipping U2.5 goals in this game. Based on historical stats or H2H data, this fixture does not always yield a lot of goals. Six out of the last seven encounter registered fewer than three goals. We expect both sides to defend more in what is expected to be a low intensity game due to missing players.

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Reims vs Metz Betting Odds, the Last Five Games and H2H Stats

Place your bet on the highest prices across top six UK bookies for Reims vs Metz fixture. See the table below for the best odds.

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January 16, 2022
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16/01/22
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0 - 1
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22/08/21
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1 - 1
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18/04/21
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0 - 0
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20/09/20
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2 - 1
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25/01/20
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0 - 1
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14/05/22
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1 - 2
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08/05/22
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1 - 2
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01/05/22
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1 - 2
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24/04/22
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0 - 1
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20/04/22
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2 - 1
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14/05/22
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1 - 0
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08/05/22
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3 - 2
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01/05/22
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2 - 2
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24/04/22
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0 - 1
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20/04/22
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1 - 0
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Reims vs Metz: Game Preview, Lineup and Team News

With several players ruled out of Reims vs Metz fixture due to sickness or international duty, we expect head coaches of both teams to make important changes to their starting lineup in this game. The reverse game ended square of 1-1, so this will be a fight for dominance. Reims has especially underperformed in this fixture, winning only twice while Metz has five in the last 16 meetings. Nine games ended in a draw, a sign that this match has always been a tough duel. And with Metz struggling at the bottom of the table with only four points above last-placed Saint-Etienne, the visitors will look to reinstate their dominance performance in this match. Reims is eight points from safety, so they will look to gather at least some points in this match if they are have any hopes of surviving in Ligue 1.

Reims predicted lineup: Rajkovic, Faes, Gravilon, Adelhamid, Locko, Lopy, Flips, Foket Kebbal, Mbuku and Koffi.

Metz predicted lineup: Caillard, Jemerson, Kana-Biyik, Mbengue, Mikelbrencis, Pajot, Traore, Delaine, Nguette, Niane, and de Preville

Reims will be without several players in this match namely Ekitike who is suspended. Zeneli, Doucoure, Berisha, Munetsi, and Matusiwa are all out with sickness. Konan, Cassama, Doumbia and Traore are away taking part in the 2022 AFCON. On the other hand, Metz will be without Centonze, N’Doram, Cabit and Udol due to sickness. Others like Oukidja, Kouyate, Maiga, Bronnm Boulaya, Sarr and Alakuoch are on international duty.

FAQs-Reims vs Metz

Reims vs Metz

Who will referee Reims vs Metz fixture?

Jeremie Pignard

What time will Reims vs Metz game start?

The match will start at 17:00 GMT +3

When is Reims vs Metz game taking place?

Sun, 16 Jan 2022

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