Metz 4-4-4, Olympique Lyonnais 6-5-1
12/6/20 3 pm
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Metz is welcoming Olympique Lyonnais to Stade Saint Symphorien in round 13 in the French Ligue 1.
After an 8-game streak without a loss, Metz has lost their last game in Ligue 1. It happened last weekend when Metz was hosting Brest, and they have had 46% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. It was a decent game for Metz, but they ended up losing this match 0-2. Metz is doing solid in Ligue 1, and they are in 12th place with 16 points, 12 scored goals, and 11 conceded goals so far. Metz’s offense hasn’t been working right just yet, but their defense is great. N’Doram, Niane, Cabit, Pajot, Udol, and Gueye are all injured, and they will most likely miss this game. Niane is the leading goalscorer for Metz with 6 goals, and Metz will certainly miss him in this game if he won’t be in the lineup. Gueye has added 2 assists for Metz. I think Metz is good enough to escape the relegation zone, but they could go on a negative streak with all the injuries they have, and that could impact their chances of staying in Ligue 1 next season as well.
Lyon is playing fantastic soccer at the moment, and they are on a 6-game streak without a loss, while winning 5 of those 6 games. Thanks to this run, Lyon is now in 4th place in the standings with 23 points, 21 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals. Ekambi has 5 goals and 2 assists, while Depay has 5 goals and 4 assists. Kadewere has added 4 goals for Lyon so far this season. There are no injuries in Lyon at this time, but Mendes is suspended because of the yellow cards. Lyon was playing Reims at home last weekend, and they have had 64% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a high 90% of the correct passes. Lyon has won this game 3-0. Lyon has lost only 1 game so far this season, but they already have 5 draws, and that has cost them the top spot in my opinion. There are still a lot of games left in the season for Lyon to get closer to the top, but if they won’t be able to keep Depay until the end of the season, Lyon will have a hard time getting back to the Champions League spot. Lyon is playing well on both ends, and I see them staying on this streak for a little while.
Metz hasn’t won any of their last 7 games against Lyon, and the trends are heavily on Lyon’s side in this matchup. Lyon hasn’t lost any of their last 9 games. It’s hard not to side with Lyon in their current form, and with Metz struggling with all the injuries, I will pick Lyon here.