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Metz will do battle with visiting opponents Angers SCO at Stade Saint-Symphorien in this Ligue 1 game on Saturday.
Our FC Metz v Angers SCO tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Metz are hoping to win again after their last result, the 3-2 Ligue 1 success against Lyon.
In that match, FC Metz had 36% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For FC Metz, the scorers were Vincent Pajot (27'), Didier Lamkel Zé (40') and Farid Boulaya (90'). For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais got 17 shots on goal with 5 on target. Moussa Dembélé (43', 84') scored for Lyon.
It has been all too rare in recent times that FC Metz haven’t conceded. In fact, FC Metz have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals in the process.
Going into this contest, FC Metz haven't beaten Angers SCO in their previous 5 league matches.
Angers SCO will go into this game following a 4-1 Ligue 1 win as they beat Girondins de Bordeaux in their most recent outing.
In that match, Angers SCO managed 41% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Angers SCO, the scorers were Mohamed-Ali Cho (5'), Batista Mendy (36'), Stéphane Bahoken (62') and Mathias Pereira Lage (90'). On the other side, Girondins de Bordeaux got 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Sékou Mara (60') scored for Girondins de Bordeaux.
The stats tell the story, and Angers SCO have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals overall. Defensively, Angers SCO have not been doing too well. Such a trend might not be continued into this match, though.
Their past results show that Angers SCO:
- remain undefeated by FC Metz in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 17/09/2017 tells us that Metz have won 1 of these & Angers SCO 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A sum of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them from Les Grenats and 10 belonging to Les Scoïstes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league clash between the two was Ligue 1 match day 9 on 03/10/2021 when it finished Angers SCO 3-2 FC Metz.
In that match, Angers SCO had 58% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Mohamed-Ali Cho (53'), Thomas Mangani (66') and Stéphane Bahoken (93').
On the other side, FC Metz got 2 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Dylan Bronn (10') and Farid Boulaya (58') scored.
The referee was Stephanie Frappart.
Team News: Metz
Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) and Matthieu Udol (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Metz manager Frédéric Antonetti.
We think that Les Grenats may well opt for a 5-3-2 system this time with Marc-Aurele Caillard, William Mikelbrencis, Dylan Bronn, Kiki Kouyate, Sikou Niakate, Thomas Delaine, Boubacar Traore, Kevin N'Doram, Pape Sarr, Didier Lamkel Ze and Nicolas de Preville.
Team News: Angers SCO
Due to a completely injury-free group to choose from, the Angers SCO boss Gérald Baticle doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
From our viewpoint, Les Scoïstes seem most likely to elect for a 3-5-2 lineup using Anthony Mandrea, Romain Thomas, Enzo Ebosse, Ismael Traore, Mathias Pereira-Lage, Angelo Fulgini, Batista Mendy, Nabil Bentaleb, Abdoulaye Bamba, Mohamed-Ali Cho and Stephane Bahoken.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Angers SCO will need to push hard to register a score against this FC Metz side who will likely score one, at least.
Therefore, we predict a good tussle with a 1-0 win for FC Metz at the end of this one.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Saint-Symphorien (28,000)
Captain: Dylan Bronn
Chairman: Bernard Serin
Manager: Frédéric Antonetti
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19
⭐ Key Player: Nicolas De Préville
Generally played in the Striker position, Nicolas De Préville was born in France. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Istres in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has got 5 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 26 appearances.