Olympique de Marseille vs. Metz 9/26/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Olympique de Marseille 2-1-1, Metz 1-0-3
9/26/20 3 pm
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Olympique de Marseille is welcoming Metz to Orange Velodrome in round 5 in the French Ligue 1.
Marseille has started the season well, with 2 wins, but lately, their form has declined. Marseille hasn’t won any of their last 2 games in Ligue 1. In their last match against Lille at home, Marseille has had 56% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. This was a tight game for both teams, but Marseille has conceded a goal in the 47th minute. In the 85th minute, Marseille was able to score a goal, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Marseille is in 7th place in the standings with 7 points, 5 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals. Thauvin and Caleta Car have each scored 2 goals for Marseille so far this season, while Germain added 1 goal. Sanson and Thauvin added 2 assists each, while Payet added 1 assist. There are no injuries for Marseille, but Amavi is suspended because of the red card. Marseille will also be playing in the Champions League this season. Marseille is a good team, probably just behind PSG quality-wise, but they are still inconsistent, and they need to get back on the winning track as soon as possible if they want to stay close to the top.
After 3 losses in the first 3 games of the season, Metz has finally won a game. Last week against Reims at home, Metz was the better team with 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and solid 83% of the correct passes. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw, but Metz was attacking in the second half, and they have scored a winning goal in the 88th minute of the game. Metz has won this match 2-1. With only 3 points, 2 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals, Metz is in 17th place in the standings. N’Dorma, CAbit, and Vagner are all injured for Metz, while Traore is still questionable for this game. Niane is the only goalscorer for Metz with 2 goals so far, while Yade and Boulaya each have 1 assist. Metz was able to escape the relegation zone last season, barely, and it looks like this season will not be much different. Metz is among the weakest teams in Ligue 1, and I think they will spend most of the season in the relegation zone, or just outside. After this match against Marseille, Metz’s schedule is getting just a bit easier, but every game will be hard for Metz this season.
When playing at home, Marseille has not lost to Metz in their last 7 games. Marseille is the better team here by far, with more depth and more quality in every position. I see Marseille getting back on the winning track in this match.