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Amiens vs Metz Prediction & Betting tips
The match between Amiens and Metz is just like so many in this phase of the competition one for bacon and beans. The home team has already played safely and has not claimed a place in the left row for a moment, while the visitors have to drive in the Ligue 2 next season, despite a reasonable second half of the season.
The Foreign Legion of Les Licornes has surprised many football fans in France this season. Not that Christophe Pélissier’s team has played such astonishing football, on the contrary, but with one mistake in the Coupe de France, the game of Amiens was never below all standards. The team that finished second last season in the Ligue 2 and this season made its debut in the highest division of French football was the big favorite for the twentieth place, but paradoxically, the team was the first of three PhD candidates to secure to play.
The past three games were perhaps the best Metz matches this season. Competitor RC Strasbourg was first beaten 3-1, after which a draw against the national champion last season secured a longer stay of Les Licornes at the highest level. And to top it off, last week was equalized against Dutch national champion PSG. Twice, Pélissier’s team got behind, just as often Moussa Konaté brought his team back into the game. With his great performance against PSG in mind, Konaté will be the man to watch in this match.
After the dramatic first half of Metz, the curtain seemed to fall quickly for the team of former coach Philippe Hinschberger, but a good series in 2018 brought hope back to Les Grenats. In vain, that turned out to be the case, as last week’s crazy defeat against Angers finally decided the fate of the team that already fought last season against relegation. After ninety minutes of regular playing time, Nolan Roux and his team were still 1-0 ahead in their own home, but an equalizer in the 93rd minute due to a mistake by goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and a failed kick-off after that resulted in the 2-1 a minute later, Angers went home with three points.
With the departure of Metz from the Ligue 1, some interesting players like Thomas Didillon, Vincent Thill and Nolan Roux seem to disappear from the Ligue 1, which would be a shame considering the potential of these players. Didillon is already one of the best goalkeepers in France at his age, but this season was clearly the number two behind the often half-hearted Kawashima. Thill, an 18-year-old Luxembourger, sometimes has some difficulty with his behavior and attitude and also only once in action this season, but he also has potential to end up in a big league with a (sub) topper. And finally there is Nolan Roux, the striker who let his team keep their heads above the water in the title fight but eventually could not do it all on his own. Undoubtedly, Roux will be looking for a new club next season, because he showed this season to be really good for the Ligue 2.
Amiens vs Metz head to head matches
25.11.17 L1 Metz Amiens 0 : 2
19.03.13 NAT Amiens Metz 1 : 1
28.09.12 NAT Metz Amiens 3 : 1
06.04.12 L2 Amiens Metz 1 : 1
25.11.11 L2 Metz Amiens 1 : 0