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Metz and Saint-Étienne meet at Stade Saint-Symphorien, in a match for the 21st round of League 1. Saint-Étienne won at home by (3-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league , on 10-14-2017. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and tied 2. Attention to the home factor, since the Metz usually conquer different results at home and away.
After 3 wins, 3 draws and 14 losses, the home team is currently in the 20th position, with 12 points won. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Dijon FCO by (1-1), after in the previous match they have won (3-0) at home, against Strasbourg. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Metz won 4 points out of 30 possible, after 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 5 of its last 20 matches for League 1, of these 5 it reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 20 matches in the competition, suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Metz season has been very complicated so far and currently occupies the last position, with 12 points won, minus 9 than the first team outside the relegation zone. However, the local team has managed to recover some points: it adds four consecutive games without losing in the championship. Normally the coach Frédéric Hantz uses a very defensive strategy, with a low block, looking only for counterattacks, especially through Dossevi, a very fast player and competent in counterattack. The experienced Nolan Roux is the best marker of Metz so far, with 5 goals scored. The local coach has some players in doubt for this match: Efouba, Basin, Udol, Mollet and Jallow.
After 6 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 23 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Guingamp, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Toulouse, by (2-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. For the league, Saint-Étienne won 7 points out of 27 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 9 home matches.
In this competition, they have a sequence of 4 losses in the last away matches and they have not won any of the last 6 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 9 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Saint-Étienne reached this day with a home win against Toulouse, 2-0, returning to the triumphs after ten straight games without winning the championship. In this way, it is evident that the visiting team crosses a moment in a very doubtful way. However, the team of coach Jean-Louis Gasset must enter the field with high motivation, seeking to master the game from the initial minutes. The far right Bamba, one of the main players in the attack, is the great striker of this team, with 5 goals scored. For this game the coach has two important absences: Ruffier and Soderlund will be absent, due to a suspension.
Metz vs St Etienne head to head matches
14.10.17 L1 St Etienne Metz 3 : 1
12.03.17 L1 St Etienne Metz 2 : 2
06.11.16 L1 Metz St Etienne 0 : 0
14.03.15 L1 Metz St Etienne 2 : 3
26.10.14 L1 St Etienne Metz 1 : 0