Metz – Lyon Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 06.12.2020

⚽ Metz – Lyon Predictions

Metz – Lyon Tips and Odds. December 6, 21:00 FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 13.

Metz – Lyon Preview

  • Metz’ 2-0 home loss in their previous Ligue 1 (L1) outing saw their greatest unbeaten run in the top-flight since October 1999 come to an end (W4, D4). That result continued a recent trend too, as each of Metz’ last six league fixtures have featured under 2.5 goals, and 81.82% of the match goals scored during that run have come before HT.
  • Appropriately, the opener has been scored within 25 minutes in all but one of the hosts’ six top-flight home fixtures this campaign. However, ‘Les Grenats’ have to psychologically cope with a run of seven straight L1 losses ‘to-nil’ vs Lyon, though the fact they have not failed to score in successive L1 home games in over three years is encouraging.
  • With just two of the last 12 competitive H2Hs witnessing goals at both ends, scoring first could be a game decider in any case. However, Lyon have been in the habit of conceding first this L1 campaign, doing so in 50% of their 12 fixtures, though they managed to rescue a league-high average of 1.5 points per game when doing so (W2, D3, L1).
  • The visitors saw their unbeaten run stretched to four away league matches (W2, D2) when they defeated Angers 1-0 in their last away outing. To continue that streak, scoring first should be a priority, as Lyon are unbeaten in the last 17 away games in which they scored the opener, with that run spanning the last three L1 campaigns (W12, D5).
  • Players to watch: Farid Boulaya has been Metz’ first scorer in each of his last three goalscoring L1 matches. Meanwhile, own goals excluded, Lyon’s Tino Kadewere has scored the opening goal in each of the three top-flight fixtures to see him score.
  • Hot stat: None of the five L1 matches refereed by Karim Abed this season have ended in a draw.
Head-to-head matches: METZ – LYON
21.02.20 L1 Metz Lyon 0 : 2
26.10.19 L1 Lyon Metz 2 : 0
08.04.18 L1 Metz Lyon 0 : 5
29.10.17 L1 Lyon Metz 2 : 0
05.04.17 L1 Metz Lyon 0 : 3

FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 13
Metz – Lyon
Kick-off: December 6, 21:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.31@Bwin