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The Ligue 2 match at Stade Michel D’Ornano on Monday sees home side SM Caen take to the field against opponents Metz.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for SM Caen v FC Metz can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
SM Caen, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-1 Ligue 2 triumph versus Nîmes.
The only name on the scoresheet from SM Caen was Godson Kyeremeh (93').
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where SM Caen have been involved. With regard to the goal split during that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 while SM Caen managed the sum of 5. That pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that SM Caen:
- haven't been beaten in the league by FC Metz in their last 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 home league matches.
Metz will go into the game following on from a 3-0 Ligue 2 win vs Amiens SC in their most recent outing.
For FC Metz, goals were scored by Lamine Gueye (20'), Georges Mikautadze (44') and Ibrahima Niane (48').
During their six latest matches, László Bölöni's FC Metz have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 9 times thus earning them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Metz:
- have not registered a win against SM Caen when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 8 league matches. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 21/03/2015 shows us that SM Caen have won 2 of these and Metz 0, with the number of drawn games being 4.
In all, 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from Caen and 5 coming from Les Grenats. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league meeting between the two was Ligue 1 match day 34 on 21/04/2018 which finished with the scoreline of FC Metz 1-1 SM Caen.
That time, FC Metz managed 59% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, SM Caen had 5 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Damien Da Silva (71' Own goal) and Jessy Deminguet (73') scored.
The match was refereed by Karim Abed.
Team News: SM Caen
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the SM Caen gaffer Stéphane Moulin to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group. Vladislav Molchan (Cruciate Ligament Strain) won’t play.
Team News: Metz
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Metz manager László Bölöni has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
We feel that FC Metz and SM Caen won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter with a 0-0 draw by the conclusion of this game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Michel D’Ornano (20,300)
Captain: Jessy Deminguet
Chairman: Olivier Pickeu
Manager: Stéphane Moulin
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 6