Football tips: Bordeaux vs Metz - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Matmut-Atlantique (42115 seats)

Bordeaux will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 5 points behind Metz.

Insights:
  • Bordeaux has the fewest points from losing position (1) in Ligue 1
  • Metz has the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in Ligue 1

Bordeaux and Metz should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

These teams have little in common geographically as Metz have to travel 900 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Bordeaux form and stats

Bordeaux have collected 19 points from their Ligue 1 home games so far after 5-4-4.

U. Hwang was the last player to score a league goal for Bordeaux and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as Bordeaux haven't scored in 214 minutes.

Bordeaux faced defeat in their previous match, away at Nîmes (0-2). Before that, Bordeaux drew at home versus Olympique Marseille.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Bordeaux have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 14 matches with the results: Won three, drawn five and lost six.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Bordeaux as they have a new game in only four days, a Ligue 1 match thankfully also at home. Paris Saint Germain are visiting.

Bordeaux aren't scoring a lot here at Stade Matmut-Atlantique in the league, with only 12 goals from 13 games. From these home matches, Bordeaux have conceded only 12 goals.

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Metz form and stats

Playing away, Metz have won 5 games, drawn 4 and suffered 4 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season.

Metz play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting Nice (placed 16th). The game before that, was lost at home, a 1-2 defeat against Strasbourg.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Metz playing away and similar expectations, we found five relevant matches. Results were zero Metz wins, two draws and three defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as Metz are hosting Angers SCO in the Ligue 1 only four days away.

Metz are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 15 away goals from 13 games (in the league). It's not easy to score on Metz as they have only conceded 12 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

Bordeaux and Metz have met before this season: Metz - Bordeaux 0-0. Bordeaux-Metz H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Bordeaux seven wins, Metz zero wins, three draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

BordeauxU. Hwang
U. Hwang
6 goals
MetzI. Niane
I. Niane
6 goals
MetzF. Boulaya
F. Boulaya
5 goals

Bordeaux missing players

Metz missing players

Bordeaux Metz
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
26 13 2 Played P 5 13 26
9 5 0 Won W 2 5 10
6 4 1 Drew D 2 4 8
11 4 1 Lost L 1 4 8
27 12 0 Scored S 8 15 31
31 12 3 Conceded C 5 12 25
81% 69% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
73% 62% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 54% 69%
54% 46% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 20% 23% 27%
15% 8% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 15% 15%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 8% 4%
38% 31% 0% BTTS BTTS 60% 46% 50%
46% 54% 50% Clean Sheets C S 20% 23% 27%
35% 46% 100% Failed to Score F T 20% 31% 27%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 1.8 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.5 2.2
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.4 11.8 7 Shots (avg) S ( 9.8 8.5 10.5
3.5 3.4 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.3 4.1
30% 27% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 42% 35% 29%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Bordeaux has the fewest points from losing position (1) in Ligue 1
  • Metz has the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in Ligue 1
  • Metz haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lille 26 17 7 2 46 16 13 8 4 1 21 7 13 9 3 1 25 9 30 58
2 Olympique Lyonnais 26 16 7 3 54 24 13 8 3 2 28 12 13 8 4 1 26 12 30 55
3 Paris Saint Germain 26 17 3 6 57 17 14 10 1 3 34 8 12 7 2 3 23 9 40 54
4 Monaco 26 16 4 6 54 37 13 8 4 1 30 17 13 8 0 5 24 20 17 52
5 Lens 26 11 7 8 37 35 13 5 4 4 19 18 13 6 3 4 18 17 2 40
6 Metz 26 10 8 8 31 25 13 5 4 4 16 13 13 5 4 4 15 12 6 38
7 Olympique Marseille 25 10 8 7 33 29 12 5 3 4 18 16 13 5 5 3 15 13 4 38
8 Rennes 25 10 8 7 32 28 13 5 3 5 15 17 12 5 5 2 17 11 4 38
9 Montpellier 26 11 5 10 43 46 14 6 1 7 26 28 12 5 4 3 17 18 -3 38
10 Angers SCO 26 10 5 11 30 40 12 5 1 6 13 17 14 5 4 5 17 23 -10 35
11 Bordeaux 26 9 6 11 27 31 13 5 4 4 12 12 13 4 2 7 15 19 -4 33
12 Brest 26 9 4 13 39 47 13 7 1 5 26 24 13 2 3 8 13 23 -8 31
13 Reims 26 7 9 10 32 34 12 4 4 4 11 12 14 3 5 6 21 22 -2 30
14 Saint-Etienne 26 7 9 10 26 37 13 3 6 4 12 18 13 4 3 6 14 19 -11 30
15 Strasbourg 26 8 5 13 34 40 13 3 4 6 14 17 13 5 1 7 20 23 -6 29
16 Nice 26 8 5 13 31 38 13 3 2 8 14 24 13 5 3 5 17 14 -7 29
17 Nantes 26 4 11 11 26 41 13 2 7 4 13 20 13 2 4 7 13 21 -15 23
18 Lorient 25 6 5 14 31 49 13 5 1 7 19 25 12 1 4 7 12 24 -18 23
19 Nîmes 25 6 3 16 24 51 12 2 1 9 14 27 13 4 2 7 10 24 -27 21
20 Dijon 26 2 9 15 18 40 13 0 6 7 4 14 13 2 3 8 14 26 -22 15

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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.