Ace Football team offers the Ligue 1 round 14 match preview for Lille and Metz who meet up on Sunday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest fixture stats and facts and a free betting tip for our readers.
Prices from the bookmakers reflect how much they expect Lille to pull away with a victory this coming Sunday. They face Metz in the Ligue 1 and the latter could be in for a whacking, as Lille look to add three valuable points.
Lille rank fourth in the Ligue 1 table with 23 points to their name from 13 matches, while visitors Metz rank ninth with 16 points.
Team form: Lille vs Metz
Lille should be high on confidence, as their last three matches saw them gain seven points. They started off drawing 1-1 with Toulouse, before beating first Lyon by 0-2, then Olimpija Ljubljana in a 0-2 win. Lille won four of their last six Ligue 1 matches on home soil, drawing once and losing once. They conceded three and scored eight goals.
Metz look well suited to take on any opponent with seven points to show off from three matches. They started off drawing 1-1 with Lyon, before downing first Nantes by 3-1, then Lorient in a 2-3 win. Metz managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Ligue 1 away matches, in which they scored seven while also conceding eight times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.
Betting facts for Lille and Metz
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Lille and Metz. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- Lille have not lost 31 of the last 32 home matches
- Lille have scored in 38 of the last 39 home matches
- In the last 12 Lille matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Lille have won 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Lille have not lost the last 10 matches in a row
- Metz have scored in 15 of the last 17 away matches
- Metz have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
- In 4 of the last 5 away matches Metz played, both teams scored
- In 5 of the last 7 matches Metz played, both teams scored
- Metz have conceded in the last 6 away matches in a row
Players on top: Lille vs Metz
Having scored just once lately in the Ligue 1, Benjamin Andre will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Metz hope Ablie Jallow can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two Ligue 1 goals in his last three Ligue 1 games.
Betting markets: Lille vs Metz
Lille did not lose any of their last seven Ligue 1 matches. At Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille won eight of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, drawing one and losing one as well. Metz won five from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost four in this run. Lille have not lost to Metz in seven consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
Metz managed the first goal of the game in only four of their 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Lille were first on target in seven of their last 10 outings.
In the last ten matches that Lille played in all competitions, there were more than 2.5 goals in one of them. On average, Lille scored 1.2 goals in these matches. In five of Metz’s last ten matches across all tournaments, there were more than 2.5 goals. On average, Metz scored 1.1 goals in these matches.
Betting suggestion: Lille vs Metz
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Lille and Metz seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Ligue 1 match.