Match preview Ligue 1: Angers SCO - Metz at Stade Raymond Kopa

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa (17835 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Angers SCO are in the 12th position while the guesting Metz worry at 15th.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Angers SCO form and stats

Angers SCO, who have the most conceded goals (14) in Ligue 1, have secured 6 points from their first three home games in the Ligue 1. A decent catch, still with room for improvement. Two home wins in a row for Angers SCO bring valid hopes of a third.

Angers faced defeat in their previous match, away at PSG (1-6). A defeat was the result before that one, 1-6 away at PSG.

As you see from the result above, Angers suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one. Angers SCO's goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni was extremely busy against PSG, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning six saves.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Angers have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found ten games) they have won six times, drawn four and lost zero.

Angers SCO are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 4 goals in 3 games. Angers SCO's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 4 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Metz form and stats

Still no away game victory in the Ligue 1 for Metz with 1 draw and 2 losses from their first 3 attempts.

Impressive finishing from Ibrahima Niane (3) secured the home win 3-1 against Lorient in their previous game. Preceding that game, the 1-1 draw paying a visit to Olympique Marseille.

It's hard not to mention Ibrahima Niane's lethal finishing against Lorient. three goals were a big reason for the important victory.

Metz are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is five wins, three draws and two defeats. From a total of ten matches.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Metz's away games in the league this season with only 1 goal from 3 matches. 3 goals have been conceded by Metz in these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: five - two - three (Angers wins - draws - Metz wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MetzI. Niane
I. Niane
6 goals
Angers SCOI. Traoré
I. Traoré
3 goals
AngersS. Bahoken
S. Bahoken
2 goals

Angers SCO missing players

Metz missing players

Angers SCO Metz
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
6 3 1 Played P 1 3 6
3 2 1 Won W 0 0 2
0 0 0 Drew D 1 1 1
3 1 0 Lost L 0 2 3
7 4 1 Scored S 1 1 6
14 4 0 Conceded C 1 3 6
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 67% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 33% 50%
50% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 33%
50% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 17%
50% 33% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 33% 50%
33% 33% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
17% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 67% 50%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 2.7 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.7 1.7
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
77 44 20 Total Shots T S 14 26 71
21 14 7 Shots on Target S O 3 5 22
33% 29% 14% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 20% 27%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Angers SCO has the most conceded goals (14) in Ligue 1
  • Angers SCO has the most conceded goals in the first half (8) in Ligue 1
  • Angers SCO haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Metz have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Metz have yet to win a game away.
  • Metz haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rennes 6 4 2 0 14 7 3 2 1 0 6 4 3 2 1 0 8 3 7 14
2 Lille 6 4 2 0 9 2 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 14
3 Lens 6 4 1 1 10 6 3 3 0 0 5 1 3 1 1 1 5 5 4 13
4 PSG 6 4 0 2 12 3 3 2 0 1 7 2 3 2 0 1 5 1 9 12
5 Montpellier 6 3 1 2 12 8 4 3 0 1 9 4 2 0 1 1 3 4 4 10
6 Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 8 3 2 1 0 7 5 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 10
7 Saint-Étienne 6 3 1 2 8 7 3 2 0 1 4 3 3 1 1 1 4 4 1 10
8 Nice 6 3 1 2 7 8 3 2 0 1 4 5 3 1 1 1 3 3 -1 10
9 Bordeaux 6 2 3 1 6 2 4 1 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 2 4 9
10 Olympique Marseille 6 2 3 1 7 7 3 0 2 1 2 4 3 2 1 0 5 3 0 9
11 Brest 6 3 0 3 10 12 3 2 0 1 6 5 3 1 0 2 4 7 -2 9
12 Angers SCO 6 3 0 3 7 14 3 2 0 1 4 4 3 1 0 2 3 10 -7 9
13 Nimes 6 2 2 2 9 7 3 1 1 1 7 5 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 8
14 Olympique Lyonnais 6 1 4 1 7 5 3 1 2 0 5 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 7
15 Metz 6 2 1 3 6 6 3 2 0 1 5 3 3 0 1 2 1 3 0 7
16 Nantes 6 1 2 3 6 9 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 0 1 3 2 6 -3 5
17 Lorient 6 1 1 4 9 13 3 1 1 1 6 5 3 0 0 3 3 8 -4 4
18 Strasbourg 6 1 0 5 4 13 3 1 0 2 1 5 3 0 0 3 3 8 -9 3
19 Reims 6 0 2 4 5 10 2 0 0 2 0 3 4 0 2 2 5 7 -5 2
20 Dijon 6 0 1 5 3 13 3 0 1 2 2 5 3 0 0 3 1 8 -10 1

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.