Lille OSC vs. Metz 9/13/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lille OSC 1-1-0, Metz 0-0-1
9/13/20 7 am
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Lille OSC is welcoming Metz to Stade Pierre Mauroy in round 3 in the French Ligue 1.
Lille has been hot and cold in the preseason, but they haven’t lost any of their last 2 Ligue 1 games. With 4 points, 2 scored goals, and 1 conceded goal, Lille is in 6th place in the standings. In their last game in Ligue 1 against Stade de Reims on the road, Lille was solid with 50% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 82% of the correct passes. Lille has won this match 0-1 with a goal in the 32nd minute. Jonathan Bamba has scored 2 goals for Lille so far, while Yilmaz and Xeka added 1 assist each. Boey is suspended because of the red card, while there are no injuries in Lille as of right now. Lille has ended last season in 4th place, and they will be playing in the Europa League this season. Lille was one of the best defensive teams in Ligue 1 last season, and they have started the new season well, and I believe Lille could have another great season in store for them. The Europa League groups still need to be determined, but Lille is a good team, and they can handle everything out in front of them.
Metz has been fantastic in the preseason with 5 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss, but they have lost their first match in Ligue 1, well technically, their second match because their opening game of the season against PSG was postponed. In their last game in Ligue 1 against Monaco at home, Metz was good with 54% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 80% of the correct passes. Metz conceded a goal in the 22nd minute, and they have had an extra player since the 46th minute of the game, but they weren’t able to use any of their chances, and Metz has lost this match 0-1. Cabit, N’Doram, and Traore are all injured, while there is no suspension in Metz as of right now. Metz is yet to win their first game of the season and to score their first goal, but from what I have seen in their game against Monaco, Metz is a talented team with some good players on both ends, but they need to get their offense in order as soon as possible if they don’t want to fall behind too soon.
The trends are on Lille’s side in this matchup, and they are the better team here. Lille has started the season well, while Metz is struggling on both ends. During the last 14 games between Lille and Metz, while Lille was the host, Lille has won 7 games, Metz has won 2 games, while 5 games ended in a draw. I will side with Lille at home because they are a better team with better players.