Metz

St Etienne


2020-10-25 14:00:00

St Etienne will visit Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday for the Ligue 1 game with home side Metz.

Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Metz v St Etienne game including the latest game odds.

FC Metz

FC Metz
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Metz prepare for this game after a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn result against Angers SCO.

In that match, FC Metz managed 54% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Metz was Opa Nguette (39'). Angers SCO had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Thomas Mangani (38') scored for Angers SCO.

It’s been seldom in recent games where FC Metz have shown defensive steel. In fact, Les Grenats have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 6 goals during that time. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, however.

Leading up to this clash, FC Metz:

  • haven’t been beaten in the league by St Etienne in their last 3 matches.
  • are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.

St Etienne

St Etienne
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Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Nice in Ligue 1 competition, St Etienne will be aiming to make amends here.

In that game, St Etienne had 45% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for St Etienne was Adil Aouchiche (57'). OGC Nice had 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Pierre Lees-Melou (8'), Amine Gouiri (30') and Myziane Maolida (91') scored for Nice.

Throughout their six most recent matches, Claude Puel’s St Etienne have slotted home a total of 7 times – giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.

Leading up to this clash, St Etienne:

  • have not beaten FC Metz when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
  • haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.

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Head to head

A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 06/11/2016 shows us that Metz have won 3 of these & St Etienne 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.

16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from Les Grenats and 6 created by Les Verts. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.

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Team News: Metz

Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident), Ibrahima Niane (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Kévin N'Doram (Achilles tendon surgery) and Vagner (Ankle Injury) will not be able to play for Metz gaffer Vincent Hognon.

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Team News: St Etienne

Due to a completely healthy group to choose from, St Etienne manager Claude Puel doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match.

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Prediction

We’re envisaging that St Etienne could well find it tough to find the net against this Metz team who we think will be able to grind out a win.

That’s why we have predicted a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for Metz at the end of this game.

Should be a close one.

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What are the top odds for the game?

Regarding the latest bookmaker odds on the 90 minute result market, putting your money on Metz can be had for 2.405, a bet on a draw is 3.4 and taking a punt on victory for St Etienne gets you 3.104. Those are the best of the prices being offered at present.

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