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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 16.January
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune II (21029 seats)

Reims - Metz: Ligue 1 basement teams hungry for points and greatness. Here are all the relevant numbers and facts before the match!

Insights:
  • Reims have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Metz have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

Both squads have had time to rest since their last exertion in an official match. Let's look for an energetic game!

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Reims form and stats

Reims have played 9 Ligue 1 games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-3-3 (wins-draws-losses). When Reims hosts teams that live in the bottom of the table (like Reims, Troyes, Lorient, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne and Clermont), they have won 2 of 4 matches!

Reims travelled for their previous game, a trip to Clermont that ended 0-0. Reims's goalie Rajković played a big part in securing a draw after 90 minutes against Clermont with a stunning seven saves. Goalkeeper Rajković got the top rating on the team in that game; 9.01 out of ten. Rajković stopped the opponent with seven saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

A strong away win before that one, visiting Thaon and winning 1-0.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Reims handle that role? We have found nine games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are two wins, four draws and three defeats.

The Reims fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 11 in 9 matches. 10 goals have been conceded. Reims has at home met teams with this table position (low), four times. It has ended with less than 2.5 goals 3 of 4 times.

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Metz form and stats

Metz have only collected 9 points from their away games in the Ligue 1, after 2-3-5 (10 played).

Metz's previous game was their home loss versus Strasbourg (0-2). Traore got a match rating of 7.22 in that game, top player of the team. Traore had 33 successful passes (of 41 total).

Preceding that game, the 1-1 draw paying a visit to Olympique Lyonnais.

Metz are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is six wins, five draws and three defeats. From a total of 14 matches.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Metz as they have only managed to score 9 times from 10 away games in the league.

Head 2 Head

It's not the first time these teams get together this season, as the results database show this recent match: Metz - Reims 1-1. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Reims victories, four draws and four Metz wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, seven matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

ReimsH. Ekitike
H. Ekitike
8 goals
MetzF. Centonze
F. Centonze
4 goals
MetzN. de Roussel de Préville
N. de Roussel de Préville
4 goals

Reims missing players

Metz missing players

Reims Metz
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
20 9 4 Played P 1 10 20
5 3 2 Won W 0 2 3
9 3 1 Drew D 1 3 7
6 3 1 Lost L 0 5 10
22 11 4 Scored S 2 9 23
22 10 2 Conceded C 2 20 41
80% 78% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 90% 95%
75% 67% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 90%
35% 44% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 60% 60%
15% 22% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 40% 40%
10% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 25%
55% 44% 25% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 60%
35% 44% 75% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 10%
30% 33% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 40% 35%
 
5 5.9 6.8 Corners for (avg) C F 3 4.1 4
5.1 4.4 3.2 Corners against (avg) C A 6 7.1 6.2
2.2 2 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.4 2.4
4 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 4
 
10.4 13.1 14.8 Shots (avg) S ( 14 8.8 9.9
3.7 4.6 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 3.3 3.5
30% 27% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 27% 33%
 
11.1 9.1 5 Shots against (avg) S A 15 14.2 15.1
3.2 2.4 1.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 4.5 5
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Metz have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Reims have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than 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 PSG 20 14 5 1 40 18 9 8 1 0 21 6 11 6 4 1 19 12 22 47
2 Nice 20 11 4 5 32 17 10 4 3 3 14 12 10 7 1 2 18 5 15 36
3 Olympique Marseille 19 10 6 3 27 15 10 4 4 2 16 10 9 6 2 1 11 5 12 36
4 Rennes 20 9 4 7 34 19 10 6 1 3 19 8 10 3 3 4 15 11 15 31
5 Montpellier 19 9 4 6 33 24 10 6 2 2 19 10 9 3 2 4 14 14 9 31
6 Lens 20 8 6 6 34 28 10 5 4 1 19 9 10 3 2 5 15 19 6 30
7 Monaco 20 8 6 6 29 23 10 5 3 2 19 11 10 3 3 4 10 12 6 30
8 Strasbourg 19 8 5 6 36 24 10 5 2 3 23 12 9 3 3 3 13 12 12 29
9 Nantes 20 8 5 7 25 23 10 5 2 3 14 10 10 3 3 4 11 13 2 29
10 Lille 19 7 7 5 26 26 9 4 4 1 11 10 10 3 3 4 15 16 0 28
11 Olympique Lyonnais 19 6 8 5 27 27 10 4 5 1 18 12 9 2 3 4 9 15 0 25
12 Angers SCO 19 6 7 6 26 27 9 4 1 4 12 12 10 2 6 2 14 15 -1 25
13 Brest 20 6 7 7 26 31 10 3 3 4 13 16 10 3 4 3 13 15 -5 25
14 Reims 20 5 9 6 22 22 9 3 3 3 11 10 11 2 6 3 11 12 0 24
15 Clermont 19 4 6 9 20 32 9 2 4 3 10 11 10 2 2 6 10 21 -12 18
16 Troyes 19 4 5 10 18 28 10 2 4 4 11 12 9 2 1 6 7 16 -10 17
17 Bordeaux 20 3 8 9 30 44 11 1 4 6 15 21 9 2 4 3 15 23 -14 17
18 Lorient 19 3 7 9 15 31 9 3 3 3 8 9 10 0 4 6 7 22 -16 16
19 Metz 20 3 7 10 23 41 10 1 4 5 14 21 10 2 3 5 9 20 -18 16
20 Saint-Etienne 19 2 6 11 17 40 10 1 4 5 10 21 9 1 2 6 7 19 -23 12

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Read more about Ligue 1

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.