Ligue 1 match prediction and preview for Metz vs Lille clash

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien (26661 seats)

This could be an interesting match as Metz have their presumed home advantage while Lille are ahead 24 points in the Ligue 1 table.

Insights:
  • Lille have the fewest conceded goals (19) in Ligue 1

There haven't been much time to rest for the hosts, as they played a Coupe de France match only three days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Monaco.

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Metz form and stats

5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats. That’s what Metz have to build on here at Stade Saint-Symphorien in the Ligue 1. Game days at Stade Saint-Symphorien have recently become somewhat of a nightmare for Metz as they have lost three home games in a row. It hurts.

An away draw last time out for Metz, facing Monaco (after extra-time, 5-4 on penalties) in a game that ended 0-0. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Monaco (0-4).

Metz's goalie Alexandre Oukidja played a big part in securing a draw after 90 minutes against Monaco (after extra-time, 5-4 on penalties) with a stunning six saves.

Metz has scored 17 league goals at home this season, in 15 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Metz have conceded 17 in these home matches.

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Lille form and stats

The away team, who have the fewest conceded goals (19) in Ligue 1, have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 10 wins, 4 draws and only 1 loss in the Ligue 1. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Brest game have they lost an away game, meaning Lille has taken points from ten away matches in a row.

Lille play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 1-0 victory visiting PSG (placed 2nd). A 1-2 loss hosting Nimes before that.

Lille has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 26 goals from 15 games. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far). There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Lille - Metz 1-0. Metz-Lille H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Metz two wins, Lille five wins, three draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

LilleJ. David
J. David
10 goals
LilleB. Yılmaz
B. Yılmaz
9 goals
LilleY. Yazıcı
Y. Yazıcı
7 goals

Metz missing players

Lille missing players

Metz Lille
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
31 15 3 Played P 5 15 31
11 5 1 Won W 4 10 19
9 4 0 Drew D 1 4 9
11 6 2 Lost L 0 1 3
36 17 3 Scored S 9 26 51
36 17 4 Conceded C 3 9 19
97% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 90%
71% 80% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 67% 71%
35% 33% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 33% 39%
23% 20% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 20% 16%
3% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 20% 10%
52% 53% 33% BTTS BTTS 40% 40% 45%
23% 27% 33% Clean Sheets C S 60% 60% 55%
29% 27% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 7% 10%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 1.8 0.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.4 2.1 1.7
4 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.6 12.5 13 Shots (avg) S ( 9.4 10.4 12.5
3.8 4.3 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.4 4.3 4.3
31% 26% 21% Goal Efficiency G E 41% 40% 38%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Lille have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Lille have the fewest conceded goals (19) in Ligue 1
  • Lille have the fewest conceded goals (9) away in Ligue 1
  • Lille have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (6) in Ligue 1
  • Lille have the most points (34) away in Ligue 1

  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 31 19 9 3 51 19 16 9 5 2 25 10 15 10 4 1 26 9 32 66
2 PSG 31 20 3 8 67 22 16 10 1 5 35 11 15 10 2 3 32 11 45 63
3 Monaco 31 19 5 7 64 38 16 10 5 1 36 17 15 9 0 6 28 21 26 62
4 Olympique Lyonnais 31 17 10 4 60 31 15 9 3 3 31 16 16 8 7 1 29 15 29 61
5 Lens 31 13 10 8 47 43 15 5 6 4 22 21 16 8 4 4 25 22 4 49
6 Olympique Marseille 31 13 9 9 40 36 16 8 4 4 25 18 15 5 5 5 15 18 4 48
7 Rennes 31 12 9 10 39 35 15 6 3 6 17 19 16 6 6 4 22 16 4 45
8 Montpellier 31 12 9 10 49 50 16 7 2 7 30 30 15 5 7 3 19 20 -1 45
9 Metz 31 11 9 11 36 36 15 5 4 6 17 17 16 6 5 5 19 19 0 42
10 Nice 31 12 6 13 41 42 15 5 2 8 19 25 16 7 4 5 22 17 -1 42
11 Angers SCO 31 11 8 12 34 44 15 5 3 7 16 21 16 6 5 5 18 23 -10 41
12 Reims 31 9 12 10 38 38 15 4 7 4 14 15 16 5 5 6 24 23 0 39
13 Strasbourg 31 10 6 15 40 46 15 4 4 7 16 19 16 6 2 8 24 27 -6 36
14 Bordeaux 31 10 6 15 34 41 16 5 4 7 15 18 15 5 2 8 19 23 -7 36
15 Saint-Etienne 31 9 9 13 32 46 15 3 6 6 14 25 16 6 3 7 18 21 -14 36
16 Brest 31 10 5 16 43 54 15 8 2 5 29 25 16 2 3 11 14 29 -11 35
17 Lorient 31 8 8 15 37 54 16 7 2 7 23 27 15 1 6 8 14 27 -17 32
18 Nimes 31 8 5 18 30 58 16 3 3 10 17 31 15 5 2 8 13 27 -28 29
19 Nantes 31 5 13 13 32 48 16 2 8 6 16 25 15 3 5 7 16 23 -16 28
20 Dijon 31 2 9 20 20 53 16 0 6 10 5 22 15 2 3 10 15 31 -33 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.