AS Monaco 18-5-7, Metz 11-9-10
4/3/21 7 am
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AS Monaco is welcoming Metz to Stade Louis II in round 31 in the French Ligue 1.
Monaco has been in brilliant form in Ligue 1, and they have lost only 1 of their last 17 games, I just hope the international break won’t take their momentum away. With this fantastic streak, Monaco is in 4th place with 59 points, and they are only 4 points away from the top of the table in Ligue 1. Offensively, Monaco is the second-best team in the league with 60 scored goals, while their defense has to improve. Monaco has conceded 38 goals so far. In their last game before the international break, Monaco was playing against Saint-Etienne on the road, and they have had 60% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. After missing a penalty kick in the 12th minute, Monaco has recovered quickly, and they have scored a goal in the 13th minute. With 3 more scored goals in the second half, Monaco has won this match 0-4. Ben Yedder and Vollad have each scored 13 goals and added 4 assists so far this season, while Golovin added 7 assists. Geubbels and Diop are injured, Aguilar is in quarantine, while Tchouameni is suspended because of the yellow cards. Monaco is playing better and better in the attacking end, but their defense is still a bit shaky, which is something coach Kovac is certainly aware of, and actively working on fixing that problem.
Metz is having a decent season, and they are far away from the relegation zone, which is certainly making their season a lot easier. Metz is in 9th place with 42 points, 36 scored goals, and 32 conceded goals in 30 games. Metz hasn’t won any of their last 3 Ligue 1 games, but they were able to advance to the next stage in the French Cup. In their last Ligue 1 game, Metz was hosting Rennais, and they have had 52% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a decent 82% of accurate passes. Metz has conceded 2 goals in the first half, but fortune has smiled at them in the 51st minute after Rennais conceded a red card. Despite that, Metz has conceded another goal, and Metz has lost this game 1-3. Since Metz is not scoring a lot of goals this season, their leading goalscorer has only 6 goals, and that is Niane, while Boulaya added 5 goals and 4 assists. Nguette, Cabit, Niane, Tchimbembe, and Pajot are all injured, while Oukidja is suspended because of the red card. I don’t think Metz will go up in the standings, but I think they will stay out of the relegation zone, and that is all that matters to Metz this season.
Monaco has lost only 1 home game this season, while they haven’t lost any of their last 7 home games. Metz hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games on the road. Metz is good, but Monaco is better, and they are on fire. I’m riding this Monaco train until it stops.