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Nantes vs Metz Prediction & Betting tips
Nantes and Metz both did not win last weekend, but will look back on the previous round with a very different feeling. How can the teams look back on Sunday at their mutual game of Saturday night?
Nantes crashed four times in a row prior to the previous round, but finally did not lose a visit to Dijon. The Christian Gourcuff team came to visit the mustard city three times behind, but just as often the Gourcuff team fought back in the game, resulting in a 3-3 draw. Les Canaris can therefore be found in the ninth place again in terms of points, but given the negative goal difference of -2 (25-27), the Gourcuff team is net in twelfth place, far away from the top four.
The biggest problem that Gourcuff is currently facing is the occupation of the left back position. First choice Fabio has been out for months due to an injury and his replacement Charles Traoré is currently struggling with an injury. Against Dijon, Gourcuff therefore chose to give two defenders from the youth academy a chance, but both Josue Homawoo and Wesley Mustache did not leave an indelible impression. It is still uncertain whether Traoré will be there again on Saturday evening, but if he is not yet fit, it is still uncertain about Mustache or Homawoo whether someone else will start as a left back.
Last weekend Metz took the lead against Girondins de Bordeaux in their own stadium within two minutes by a goal from Ibrahima Niane on a pass from Vincent Pajot, but because Pajot picked up a red card a few minutes later, his team played almost the entire match in the subtal. With ten men, Les Grenats barely came to the goal for the Girondines and because Alexandre Oukidja was passed twice in the second half, Metz lost 2-1. The champion of the Ligue 2 of last season therefore has only three points ahead of the relegation line and is therefore again in relegation danger.
With 32 goals in 24 league games, Metz has relatively few goals compared to the other teams in the right-hand row, but Vincent Hognon’s team is not too often able to find the net with 24 hits so far. Club top scorer Habibou Diallo is already on twelve goals this season, on average one in two games, but the last two games did not make the difference for his team and even missed a penalty. For the rest, there are no real goalgetters in the selection of les Grenats, who, besides Diallo with Grandpa Nguette and Niane, only knows two players who this season found the net more than once in the Ligue 1.
Nantes vs Metz head to head matches
19.10.19 L1 Metz Nantes 1 : 0
18.03.18 L1 Metz Nantes 1 : 1
30.09.17 L1 Nantes Metz 1 : 0
18.02.17 L1 Metz Nantes 1 : 1
11.09.16 L1 Nantes Metz 0 : 3