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The Ligue 1 tie at Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday sees hosts Metz welcome ESTAC.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for FC Metz v ESTAC are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Metz enter this match following a 2-2 Ligue 1 draw vs Clermont Foot.
In that game, FC Metz had 40% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. For FC Metz, the goals were scored by Ibrahima Niane (10') and Sikou Niakaté (35' Own goal). Clermont Foot got 16 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Arthur Desmas (29' Own goal) and Elbasan Rashani (58') scored for Clermont Foot.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where FC Metz have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that FC Metz have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals along the way. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will be maintained here in this match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Metz:
- are unbeaten in the league by ESTAC in their last 2 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 10 league games. They will be so desperate to end this run.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Monaco in Ligue 1 action, ESTAC and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, ESTAC had 49% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. AS Monaco FC got 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. Sofiane Diop (40', 58') and Ruben Aguilar (51' Own goal) scored for Monaco.
The stats don’t lie, and ESTAC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals overall. Defensively, ESTAC seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Looking at the pre-match facts, ESTAC:
- have not been beaten by FC Metz in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 21/12/2013 shows that Metz have won 3 of them & ESTAC 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 7 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Les Grenats and 3 created by Troyes. The average goals per game has been 1.17.
The last league meeting between the two was Ligue 2 match day 23 on 01/02/2019 and the score finished FC Metz 1-1 ESTAC.
The match was refereed by Nicolas Rainville.
Team News: Metz
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Metz boss Frédéric Antonetti to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) will miss out.
Team News: ESTAC
ESTAC manager Laurent Battles has not got a full squad to pick from. Yasser Larouci (Knee Problems) and Hyun-jun Suk (Fitness) miss out here.
We’re envisaging that ESTAC will do well to put one past this FC Metz lineup who we think will likely just have the edge.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive game with a 1-0 victory for FC Metz at the end of the match.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Saint-Symphorien (28,000)
Chairman: Bernard Serin
Manager: Frédéric Antonetti
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15