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Bastia and Metz play in the Stade Armand Césari in a match of the 17th round of Ligue 1. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 3. Indeed, in the last match at this stage, to The Ligue 1, on 07-02-2015, Bastia won by (2-0). Bastia’s goals were scored by F. Kamano (65 ‘) and R. Boudebouz (79’). The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between the 18th and the 20th overall, this is in fact a confrontation between the 18th placed in home games and the 6th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 18th place with 14 points, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Bordeaux by (1-1). In the last match, lost out to Monaco by (5-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 10 points, against only 4 in their games as a visitor. In the last eight home games of the league, Bastia have won 2, 4 draws and 2 defeats, having won 10 points out of 24.
In this competition, he did not win any of the last 9 games he played. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 8 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 6 of his last 8 games in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 16 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to turn the score.
Bastia are back at home for the French championship in a bid to find their way back from winning the competition, with the aim of stopping their nine-game fast without a win – a period in which they have accumulated five defeats. In the last round, the team went to the home of Monaco and left there thrashed by 5×0. Before, the team had received the Bordeaux at home and was only in the draw in 1×1. After sixteen rounds, the club accumulated eight losses, three wins and five draws, ranking eighteenth on the table. For that game, the coach must keep the team in the 5-3-2 or 3-4-3, and may again have defender Marange, who returns after meeting suspension.
After 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, the visiting team is in the 1st position and has not won any point. In the last match, they lost with Nancy out (4-0), after the previous match drew at home in a game against Lorient by (3-3). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 10 points away and in their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 19 goals conceded at home, against 6 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the league, Metz won 10 points in 24 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 8 games they played as a visitor. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 3 of his 7 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his away games for this competition there is a tendency to have few goals, since 4 of the last 8 that disputed finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: scored 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘); Suffered 5 of his 11 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Metz are on the pitch for their 16th match in the French Championship after having seen their three-match unbeaten run in the competition end. In the last round, the team went to the house of Nancy and left there with an overwhelming thrashing by 4×0. Before, the team had received the Lorient at home and was only in the tie in 3×3. Metz’s best moment was at the start of the championship, when they won three of the first four games. After fifteen rounds (with less than one game), the club accumulates five wins, three draws and seven defeats, thus occupying thirteenth place in the table. For that match, the coach must keep the team in 4-5-1 or 4-4-2.
Prediction: over 1.5 goals @ 1.33