Metz vs Lyon Ligue 1 Preview

Metz vs Lyon – Preview, Predictions and Lineups 23/02/2024

Metz vs Lyon Match Analysis

Match Preview

The French championship’s 23rd round kicks off at the “Saint-Symphorien” arena, with Metz hosting Lyon.

Metz returned to the top tier of French football under coach Laszlo Bölöni last summer but are facing relegation this season.

In the previous round, Metz suffered a 0-3 loss against Montpellier, marking their fourth defeat in the last five Ligue 1 matches, with just one draw.

Currently, “Les Grenats” sit second to last in the league table, trailing the safety zone by five points.

Notably, Laszlo Bölöni’s side holds the worst home record in Ligue 1, securing only one victory in 10 matches and suffering six defeats.

Under Rudi Garcia’s guidance, Lyon is experiencing a mediocre season and sits in the lower half of the Ligue 1 table.

However, recent performances suggest they can comfortably avoid relegation.

In the previous round, the “Lions” secured a narrow 1-0 victory at home against Nice.

Lyon’s recent success has been highlighted by their impressive victory over Lille in the Coupe de France, adding to their current four-match winning streak.

This positive momentum has brought much-needed confidence to the team as they continue to climb the standings in the championship.

Despite their recent winning streak, Lyon finds themselves in the 11th position after 22 rounds of the championship.

However, they can take comfort in their three-point cushion from the relegation zone as they look to maintain their momentum and push for a higher spot in the standings.

Lyon’s focus now shifts to building on their recent success and solidifying their place in the top half of the table.

Prediction: Metz 1-3 Lyon

Lyon has won nine out of 14 matches against Metz, with an average of 64%.

Lyon is currently unbeaten in their last three matches and aims to continue their good run.

  • Prediction: Lyon to Win

The goal statistics indicate a 45% chance for this match to end with three or more goals.

Out of 14 encounters, seven matches have ended with three or more goals, averaging at 50%.

Both clubs have an average of 2.93 goals per game when facing each other.

  • Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Possible Starting Lineups

Metz: (5-2-1-2)

Oukidja;

Van Den Kerkhof, Herelle, Sane, Traore, Udol;

Jacques, Nduquidi;

Camara;

Asoro, Mikautadze

Lyon: (4-3-3)

Lopes;

Mata, O’Brien, Caleta-Car, Maitland-Niles;

Caqueret, Matic, Mangala;

Nuamah, Lacazette, Benrahma

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