Metz vs PSG prediction comes before French Ligue 1 fourth round matchup. This game will be played on Friday, August 30th, at Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien in Metz, France. In this match preview, we are going to provide you with the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these teams.
Metz vs PSG Betting Tips
Having won 6 out of 7 previous Ligue 1 championships, PSG are once again the biggest favorite for the title. Although this team hasn’t started the season as they’d like, they surely have plenty of time to get to the top of the table – only three rounds have been played so far. In one of those rounds, PSG lost to Rennes, but in the other two, they won comfortably. What’s got to worry them is not their recent form, but their trouble with absentees.
All of their regular attackers are out, which can make it difficult for PSG to score against Metz. Although Metz got hammered by Angers in the previous round, this team does have pretty good defenders. And they’re famously a tough nut to break when playing at home. Last season, for example, when they were in Ligue 2, they lost only three games at home. And their defensive record was only 11 conceded goals in 19 home matches.
Of course, they’re in the big league now, but, judging by their performances against Monaco at home, they have every right to be optimistic. In the only match Metz played at home this season, they hammered former Ligue 1 champions by 3:0. How it happened is that Metz let Monaco have the ball in their possession for most of the time, while looking for their chances from counterattacks. That’s the kind of strategy they’re expected to use against PSG as well.
So, the big question here is can they get anything out of this match? Probably not. After all, PSG has much, much stronger squad, even when decimated by injuries. Still, you can be certain Metz will not get humiliated on Friday evening.
Our Metz vs PSG prediction: Metz +1.5 Asian Handicap
Metz vs PSG correct score prediction: 1:2
Metz Form and Latest News
Only three rounds have passed and Metz have gotten one of each outcome – they won one game, drew one, and lost one. And considering that they played in the French second tier last season, it’s very difficult to tell what to expect from this team. Still, one thing is certain, Metz squad is a determined bunch of players, who are guaranteed to give their utmost in this game.
PSG Form and Latest News
So far, they won two games, while losing one. But, the one they lost was played away from home. That might worry their fans slightly, but what’s got to concern them, even more, is the fact they have giant problems with injuries. Cavani, Mbappe, and Neymar are all out and the same goes for Herrera, Draxler, Kehrer, and Kurzawa. With so many absentees, especially in the final third, it’s not going to be easy for PSG to find the net of Metz too many times.
Metz vs PSG Predicted Lineups
Metz predicted lineups: Oukidja – Boye, Sunzu, Centoze, Delaine – N’Doram, Cohade, Angban – Niane, Nguette, Diallo
PSG predicted lineups: Areola – Silva, Marquinhos, Bernat, Diallo – Verratti, Gana, Peredes – Sarabia, Di Maria, Choupo-Moting
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