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Metz will be visiting Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday for the Ligue 1 clash with hosts Dijon.
All Dijon v Metz match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Dijon will be hoping for a better result following a 5-1 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Rennes.
In that game, Dijon had 26% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Dijon was Yassine Benzia (9'). At the other end, Stade Rennais FC got 25 attempts on goal with 12 of them on target. Martin Terrier (15', 71'), Flavien Tait (72'), Gerzino Nyamsi (81') and Clément Grenier (92') scored for Rennes.
Dijon have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposing sides over the course of their previous six outings. In those games, Dijon have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 14. That sort of trend might not be continued here, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Dijon:
- have not been beaten in the league by FC Metz in their last 4 matches.
- have not emerged victorious against FC Metz in their last 3 league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 action, Metz will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, FC Metz managed 33% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Metz was Fabien Centonze (46'). For their opponents, Paris Saint-Germain got 19 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Kylian Mbappé (4', 59') and Mauro Icardi (89') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
The attacking players from Metz have failed to get amongst the goals in their past six games, contributing the disappointing return of just 2. In those fixtures, Les Grenats have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 12.
Taking a look at their past results, FC Metz:
- have not beaten Dijon when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- remain unbeaten by Dijon when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. A solid away record against them.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 17/09/2016, both clubs have shared the honours with Dijon winning 1 of those games, Metz 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 from Dijon and 7 belonging to Les Grenats. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 10 on 08/11/2020 and the score finished FC Metz 1-1 Dijon.
On that occasion, FC Metz managed 45% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Papa Ndiaga Yade (21').
For their opponents, Dijon had 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. Mama Baldé (13') scored.
The match was refereed by Willy Delajod.
Team News: Dijon
Dijon manager David Linarès has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Metz
Metz manager Frédéric Antonetti has not got a full squad to pick from. Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) and Warren Tchimbembé (Meniscal Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the opinion that Dijon may well find it hard to break down this Metz team who we reckon should get the vital goal that wins it.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a narrow 0-1 winning score for Metz at the conclusion of the game.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Gaston Gérard (15,995)
Captain: Bruno Ecuele Manga
Chairman: Olivier Delcourt
Manager: David Linarès
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 20
🔑 Star Player: Yassine Benzia
Mostly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Yassine Benzia was born in Saint-Aubin-les-Elbeuf, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Lyon in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 7 appearances.