In one of the matches of the next round of the French championship, the players of Nice and Metz will clash in a face-to-face meeting. Which of the opponents will get the victory in this game? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
As for Nice, it has climbed to second place in the Ligue 1 standings, leaving behind Lens and Rennes, but the Dogs have only a minimal advantage over their nearest rival, so it is impossible for the Galtier team to lose points in a home match with an outsider. On November 21, the Eagles were able to register 8 wins in the season, and 3 in the last five rounds. In a strong-willed style, the Red-Blacks were able to beat Clermont away (2:1) thanks to Guiri's double. Justin Kluivert, in turn, celebrated his return from the infirmary with an assist.
Metz's players are very likely to be desperately fleeing relegation during the season. "Maroon" firmly settled at the bottom of the standings, having managed to score only 9 points in 14 rounds. At the same time, the outsider reduced the last three meetings to a draw, not losing to Saint-Etienne (1:1), Marseille (0:0) and Bordeaux (0:0). But will the guests have enough strength to perform well on the Nice field?
Injuries and disqualifications:
Bulaya (red card) - Metz
Atal (muscle injury), Budaoui (back), Gessand (ankle), Bambou –ankle) - Nice. Kabi (leg), Udol (knee) – all "Metz".
Statistics and figures:
- The hosts are the favorites of the meeting;
- "Nice has 3 wins in 5 games;
- Metz has a 4-match unbeaten streak;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 2:1 in favor of Metz.
As a rule, rivals paint productive meetings. It seems to me that each of the opponents will be able to score a goal in this match. Our bet in this match will be in favor of the performance of both teams.