Metz vs Troyes: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
We offer a prediction for the Ligue 1 match between Metz and Troyes on September 12. Will the newcomer be able to withstand? The answer is in the article below.
In two recent years Metz secured their position in Ligue 1 and they are ready to fight for the European competitions zone. In 38 rounds of the previous season The Maroons recorded 12 victories and 11 draws, which brought them a tenth spot in the standings.
Hosts started the new season with a draw against Lille (3:3), then suffered a defeat to Nantes (0:2) and then had two draws against Reims (1:1) and Clermont (2:2).
Before the next match Frederic Antonetti's men have three points and a 15th spot in the standings.
In the previous season Troyes won the Ligue 2 title, where they recorded 23 victories and eight draws. During the off-season team signed a number of new players. Club bought Renaud Ripart from Nimes for 3,3 million euros, Metinho from Fluminense for 5 million euros, Mama Balde from Dijon for 3,5 million euros and Rominigue Kouame from Lille for 2,5 million euros.
After four rounds of the current season Laurent Batlles' men got one point in the match against Strasbourg (1:1) and lost three matches, so now team is at the bottom of the standings.
Metz avoided defeats in 4 out of 5 home games
This bet won in 2 out of 4 most recent matches of Troyes
This bet won in two most recent head-to-head matches
Metz didn't record a single victory in this season so far, but now they have a great chance to interrupt that streak. Visitors are looking terrible so far, their squad is in a serious need of improvement. We think that both teams will fight until the end, because they have nothing to lose now. We will give preference to the Messins, they should pick up three points due to support of their fans and an experienced squad.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) on Metz
Prediction: Handicap (0) on Metz
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We think that teams won't be able to score many goals in this match, the outcome will probably be decided by a single mistake.
Our second bet is on total under 2 goals