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The intriguing Coupe De France match on Tuesday will see Monaco go up against Metz.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Monaco v Metz match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Monaco will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 4-0 Ligue 1 victory against FC Metz.
In that match, Monaco managed 60% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Monaco, the scorers were Fàbregas (50'), Kevin Volland (52') and Wissam Ben Yedder (77', 89'). On the other side, FC Metz had 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that not much more can be done by the Monaco rearguard. Les Rouge et Blanc have been miserly, with the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last 6 games standing at 1. Despite that, we must now wait to see if the trend might continue on here in this match.
The stats tell the story, and Metz have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals overall. Defensively, Les Grenats can certainly do much better.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes dating back to 18/08/2017 shows us that Monaco have won 4 of them & Metz 2, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 from Les Rouge et Blanc and 7 coming from Les Grenats. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league fixture between the two was Ligue 1 match day 31 on 03/04/2021 when it finished Monaco 4-0 FC Metz.
On that occasion, Monaco managed 60% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Fàbregas (50'), Kevin Volland (52') and Wissam Ben Yedder (77', 89').
FC Metz got 6 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Team News: Monaco
Willem Geubbels (Foot Injury) and Sofiane Diop (Fractured Hand) are unavailable for Monaco boss Niko Kovač.
Team News: Metz
Metz manager Frédéric Antonetti has some current player fitness concerns. Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident), Ibrahima Niane (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Warren Tchimbembé (Meniscal Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
It looks to us that Monaco will more than likely get the goals that they need when they meet Metz, who may well struggle finding the net themselves.
Therefore, we are anticipating a decent 2-0 winning margin for Monaco after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Louis II (18,523)
Captain: Wissam Ben Yedder
Chairman: Dmitri Rybolovlev
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 3, Coupe De France (1/8 Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Wissam Ben Yedder
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Wissam Ben Yedder was born in Sarcelles, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Toulouse in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has hit 15 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in 30 appearances.