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Metz will do battle with visiting team Bordeaux at Stade Saint-Symphorien in this Ligue 1 clash on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Metz v Girondins de Bordeaux match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Metz prepare for this match after a 0-0 Ligue 1 draw vs Marseille.
In that game, FC Metz managed 24% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Marseille had 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that FC Metz have shown defensive steel. The reality is that FC Metz have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 12 goals on the way. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Leading up to this clash, FC Metz:
- haven't lost in the league to Girondins de Bordeaux in their last 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 14 league games. It's getting extremely desperate.
Girondins de Bordeaux
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 competition, Bordeaux will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Girondins de Bordeaux had 44% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Girondins de Bordeaux, the goals were scored by Alberth Elis (79') and M'Baye Niang (92'). Paris Saint-Germain had 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Neymar Jr (26', 43') and Kylian Mbappé (63') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Girondins de Bordeaux have been good when going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 8 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Vladimir Petković will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Girondins de Bordeaux have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same clashes.
Their previous form shows that Girondins de Bordeaux:
- are undefeated by FC Metz when they've played them away from home in the last 8 matches in the league. A fantastic record for the visitors.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 12/08/2017 tells us that Metz have won 1 of these games and Bordeaux 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 14 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 3 from Les Grenats and 11 being from Les Girondins. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league meeting between the two was Ligue 1 match day 27 on 27/02/2021 which ended up with the score at Girondins de Bordeaux 1-2 FC Metz.
In that game, Girondins de Bordeaux had 50% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Samuel Kalu (14').
FC Metz had 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Thomas Delaine (72') and Vagner Dias (91') scored.
The referee was Aurélien Petit.
Team News: Metz
The Metz manager Frédéric Antonetti does not have any fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Bordeaux
With a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Bordeaux manager Vladimir Petković doesn’t have any fitness worries to report before this match.
In this match, Girondins de Bordeaux have the ability to find the net against this FC Metz outfit, but it might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for FC Metz at full-time. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Saint-Symphorien (28,000)
Captain: Dylan Bronn
Chairman: Bernard Serin
Manager: Frédéric Antonetti
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 20
🔑 Key Man: Nicolas De Préville
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Nicolas De Préville was born in France. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Istres in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 9 appearances.