In the one of the first Sunday matches current leader Lyon will host Metz.
Lyon play great in the recent period, they have improved their performance and became one of the main candidates for the title. They have six wins in a row and in this match they are looking for another three points.
Marseille, the second team on the table, lost on Friday in Nice 2-1, while 3rd PSG will play against 4th St Etienne, so this could be a very good chance for home side to win and be one step closer to keep the first position.
Lyon play solid away, but their main strengths is home ground. They are the best home team in Ligue 1, in the 11 matches this season they have managed to win 10 times.
Metz stand one place above the relegation zone and they desperately need points, but it’s hard to believe that they can make some good result against Lyon.
Metz play solid at home, but away from home they are terrible. They are the worst away team this season. In 11 away matches this season, they have managed to win only once and scored only 3 goals.
Both teams have absences. Some of them are out due to injury, while others left the team and play at the African Cup of Nations.
Rose (5/0 d),G. Fofana (0/0 m), Grenier (0/0 m), Bedimo (13/0 d), M. Yattara (10/0 f), B. Koné (10/1 d), Zeffane (2/0 d) and Njie (18/1 f) are all out in home side.
Metz without F. Ben Youssef (0/0 f), Andrada (10/0 f), Krivets (17/1 m), Maïga (10/4 f), M’Fa (8/0 gk), Doukouré (12/0 m), Sassi (0/0 m) and Kashi (12/1 m).
The top scorer in home team and in the Ligue 1, Lacazette(21/20 f) could the most dangerous player for Metz defenders.
Lyon is absolute favorite to win this one and they shouldn’t have many problems to take another three points.
Lyon vs Metz Betting Tip: Lyon -1 Ah @ 1.55 (Bet365)