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The Ligue 2 match at Stade Armand-Cesari on Saturday will see home team SC Bastia welcome guests Metz.
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SC Bastia go into this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Ligue 2 drawn match versus Nîmes.
A recurring characteristic of more recent SC Bastia games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their previous 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've been a losing one. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, of course.
Since being beaten in their last game against EA Guingamp in Ligue 2 action, Metz will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from FC Metz was Ablie Jallow (10', 16'). Vincent Manceau (2' Own goal), Jérémy Livolant (9', 88'), Gaëtan Courtet (45'), Stephen Quemper (45'), Dylan Louiserre (69') and Warren Tchimbembé (85') scored for EA Guingamp.
Proving their predisposition for fruitful matches, we’ve had goals 25 times in the last 6 games in which FC Metz have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 4.17 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 12 of this grand total.
Leading up to this clash, FC Metz:
- have not won against SC Bastia in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings dating back to 14/01/2012 shows us that SC Bastia have won 4 of these and Metz 2, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A total of 13 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Bastia and 4 created by Les Grenats. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league game between the two was Ligue 1 match day 30 on 17/03/2017 which ended up with the score at FC Metz 1-0 SC Bastia.
In that match, FC Metz managed 53% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, SC Bastia got 6 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. Gilles Cioni (47' Own goal) was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Johan Hamel.
Team News: SC Bastia
The SC Bastia boss Régis Brouard doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Metz
Due to a mostly healthy group, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Metz manager László Bölöni to be concerned with. Marc-Aurèle Caillard (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Alexandre Oukidja, Ibrahima Niane, Kiki Kouyaté and Danley Jean Jacques.
We’re thinking that FC Metz have it in them to break down this SC Bastia lineup, however that probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 advantage for SC Bastia at full-time. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Armand-Cesari (16,048)
Captain: Christophe Vincent
Chairman: Claude Ferrandi
Manager: Régis Brouard
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 11
🔑 Key Player: Frank Magri
Typically used in the Striker position, Frank Magri was born in France. After having played his first senior match for SC Bastia in the 2021 - 2022 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Ligue 2 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 5 appearances.