Metz vs Nice: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
In this season Metz' performance declined and with every single round situation becomes even more dreadful. After 21 rounds of the current season Messins have only four victories and seven draws, which brought 19 points and a 16th spot in the standings.
Team's defensive line is looking terrible, only one team in the league conceded more goals than Metz. After a defeat to Strasbourg (0:2) Maroons recorded an unexpected victory over Reims (1:0).
Joseph, Cabit and Udol won't feature in the upcoming match. Seven first team players departed for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Nice got off to a winning start in the French Cup, they beat Cholet (1:0) and then advanced into the round of 16, in which they will play against Ajaccio on January 30. Team is also having a good Ligue 1 season. The Gym recorded 12 victories and four draws, which brought 39 points and a 2nd spot in the standings.
Team's defensive line is looking great, southerners won four most recent rounds, beating Rennes (2:1), Lens (2:1), Brest (3:0) and Nantes (2:1).
Atal, Lemina and Robson Bambu won't feature in the match.
In 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches both teams scored
In 2 out of 4 most recent head-to-head matches teams scored only during one of the halves
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Metz
In this match we will place a bet on the visitors, they got off to a great start and their line-up is better in all lines. Metz are going through hard times, plus half of first team players are away on Africa Cup of Nations, which made the situation even worse.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Nice
We are expecting many goals to be scored in this match. Hosts have nothing to lose already, while the Eaglets are always great on the offense. We think that both teams will put up an offensive performance.
Our second bet is on total over 2,5 goals