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Metz make the trip to Stade Matmut Atlantique on Saturday for the Ligue 1 fixture with hosts Bordeaux.
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Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-0 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Nîmes.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux managed 72% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Nîmes had 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Birger Meling (14') and Renaud Ripart (71') scored for Nîmes.
Girondins de Bordeaux have really been misfiring of late. Their sum of goals equals just 2 against opposing sides over the course of their last six outings. In those games, Les Girondins have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 11. Previous results aside, time will tell if that trend might be maintained in this next match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Girondins de Bordeaux:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Metz in their last 15 games. What a record.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Metz go into this game after a 1-2 Ligue 1 win over Nice in their most recent match.
In that match, FC Metz had 35% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For FC Metz, the goalscorers were Boubakar Kouyaté (15') and Lamine Gueye (38'). On the other side, OGC Nice had 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. Amine Gouiri (61') scored for Nice.
FC Metz have had no problems opening up opposition defences in their most recent fixtures, scoring 10 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Frédéric Antonetti will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Les Grenats have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same matches.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs going back to 08/04/2017 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for Metz. They have not been able to register any wins whatsoever whereas Bordeaux have simply been better than them, getting wins in 83% of those games played.
An aggregate of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 13 of them for Les Girondins and 1 being from Les Grenats. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 18 on 06/01/2021 when it ended FC Metz 0-0 Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that match, FC Metz managed 42% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
For their opponents, Girondins de Bordeaux had 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Antony Gautier.
Team News: Bordeaux
There is just the lone fitness concern for the Bordeaux gaffer Jean-Louis Gasset to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Otávio (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Metz
Metz manager Frédéric Antonetti has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ibrahima Niane (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) are those who can’t be considered.
When taking everything into account, Metz might have a difficult job to break down this Bordeaux outfit who we reckon will end up scoring and staying ahead.
Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 1-0 winning score for Bordeaux after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Matmut Atlantique (42,115)
Captain: Benoît Costil
Chairman: Frédéric Longuépée
Manager: Jean-Louis Gasset
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 11, Coupe De France (1/16 Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Rémi Oudin
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Rémi Oudin was born in France. After having played his first senior match for Reims in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 26 appearances.