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Metz are the guests at Stade de la Meinau on Friday for the Ligue 1 meeting with home side Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 3-1 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Lyon.
In that game, Strasbourg had 41% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Strasbourg was Habib Diallo (97'). For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais had 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Moussa Dembélé (8'), Jason Denayer (64') and Lucas Paquetá (87') scored for Lyon.
Strasbourg have been conceding pretty frequently of late, but they’ve also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Strasbourg have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Strasbourg:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Metz in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
After a loss in their previous game against ESTAC in Ligue 1 competition, Metz and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, FC Metz had 62% possession and 16 shots on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, ESTAC got 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Gerson Rodrigues (50') and Xavier Chavalerin (84') scored for ESTAC.
The stats tell the story, and Metz have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals overall. Defensively, FC Metz certainly have room for improvement.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Metz:
- have left without a victory over Strasbourg when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. Not good at all.
- have not been beaten by Strasbourg when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 20/12/2017 shows that Strasbourg have won 1 of them and Metz 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
An aggregate of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 of them from Le Racing and 10 being from Les Grenats. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 25 on 14/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of FC Metz 1-2 Strasbourg.
On that day, FC Metz managed 45% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Thomas Delaine (17').
On the other side, Strasbourg had 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Adrien Thomasson (33', 84') scored.
The match was refereed by Mikael Lesage.
Team News: Strasbourg
The Strasbourg manager Julien Stéphan will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Metz
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Metz manager Frédéric Antonetti to contend with. Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) won’t be in action.
We’re inclined to think that Strasbourg will probably get the goals that they need when they line up against FC Metz, who may well find it hard to get a goal of their own.
Our tip is for a 2-0 winning score for Strasbourg at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Meinau (26,280)
Captain: Dimitri Liénard
Chairman: Marc Keller
Manager: Julien Stéphan
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 13
🔑 Key Player: Adrien Thomasson
Generally played in the Centre Midfield position, Adrien Thomasson was born in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Evian TG FC in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.