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Metz Lens betting prediction


Betting suggestion:

Given what we discussed earlier, the possibility of a game with a few goals is great. It is true that Lens are going through a phase of enormous confidence, however, they face an opponent who has been doing good games at their stadium, that is, they are expected to use a more cautious strategy. On the other hand, Metz should take advantage of the opponent's flaws to create danger, especially through counterattacks. In this way, we imagine a very open game with several moves of danger, making risking in favor of "Both teams to score - Yes" market a good option.
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Preview

Metz and Lens face at Stade Saint‑Symphorien, in a match for the 16th round of the Ligue 1. The head‑to‑head record between these two teams couldn't be more balanced, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 head‑to‑heads. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 09‑02‑2019, and ended in a draw by (0‑0). Lens registers significant differences between home and away results, so special attention is due to the home/away factor.

Analysis Metz

After 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the home team is in the 12th position, havinf won 20 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Montpellier by (0‑2), after in the previous match they have tied (2‑2) an away match against Strasbourg. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the league, Metz won 10 points out of 21 possible points, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 7 home matches. There are a few recurrent results in their home league matches at half‑time: 0‑1 (3 out of 7 matches) and 1‑1 (3 out of 7 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Metz arrive for this game with a 0-2 victory at Montpellier, putting an end to the five straight matches without losing in this competition: the team's goals were scored by Aaron Leya Iseka and Habib Maïga . Coach Frédéric Antonetti usually plays with five men in defense, three in midfield and two in attack, with Farid Boulaya and Aaron Leya Iseka being the team's most offensive men: the second player mentioned is one of Metz's top scorers, with 2 goals scored. For this game the home team cannot count on Matthieu Udol, Vincent Pajot, Ibrahima Niane, Manuel Cabit and Kevin N’Doram, players who are recovering from injury.

Confirmed Lineup: Alexandre Oukidja, Fabien Centonze, Thomas Delaine, John Boye, Boubakar Kouyate, Dylan Bronn, Farid Boulaya, Digbo Maiga, Papa Yade, Victorien Angban, Opa Nguette.

Analysis Lens

The away team is currently in the 7th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Montpellier, by (2‑3). In the last match, they won in an away match against Monaco, by (0‑3). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 7 away league matches Lens has a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 21 possible. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 11 goals between minutes (31'‑45').

Lens come to this game with a 0-3 triumph at Monaco, thus recording their second victory in the last three Ligue 1 games: the team's goals were scored by Gaël Kakuta, Issiaga Sylla and Simon Banza. Despite playing away from home, coach Franck Haise should play in the usual 4-4-2, privileging ball possession and organized attacks, especially for strikers Ignatius Ganago and Simon Banza. Attacking midfielder Gaël Kakuta is Lens's top scorer, with 7 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach cannot count on Loïc Badé due to suspension.

Confirmed Lineup: Jean-Louis Leca, Jonathan Clauss, Massadio Haïdara, Loic Bade, Issiaga Sylla, Jonathan Gradit, Yannick Cahuzac, Gaël Kakuta, Cheick Oumar Doucouré, Igniatius Ganago, Florian Sotoca.
Coach: F. Haise.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Metz Lens match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Metz vs Lens match, on 19 December 2020, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Ghana, goes to: Both teams score? Yes ⇒ odd 1.80 at bet365.

👉 In which stadium will the Metz Lens be played?

The Metz vs Lens on 19 December 2020 will be played at Longeville-lès-Metz, Stade Saint-Symphorien.

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Betting Academy Ghana, for the Metz Lens match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Lens at with 63% of the tips.

 

Ligue 1 - 2020/2021

  • 68% 259 / 380 Games

  • Home team wins 38.61%
  • Draws 24.71%
  • Away team wins 36.68%
  • Over 1.5 77.22%
  • Over 2.5 53.28%
  • Over 3.5 30.12%
  • Goals 706
  • Goals /match 2.73
  • Goals /match home 1.39
  • Goals /match away 1.34
  • Both teams score 52.12%
  • Goals after 80' 16.15%
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