Metz and Olympique Marseille meet at Stade Saint-Symphorien, in a match for the 15 th round of Liga 1. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 03-02-2017, ended with the victory of Metz by (1-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 12 losses, the home team is currently in the 20th position, with 4 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Amiens SC by (0-2), after in the previous match they have tied (0-0) an away match against Toulouse. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses at their stadium.
In this competition, he has lost the last 7 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 14 matches for League 1, of these 3 it reached the break in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 14 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
The Metz comes to this match with a defeat at home against Amiens, by 0-2, totaling a lousy series of eight games in a row without winning the championship. In this home game, coach Frédéric Hantz must keep the team in the usual 4-3-3, Roux being the most offensive reference of the Metz: this player is the best score, with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Diagne, suspended, in addition to Jouffre, Efouba and Udol, due to injury.
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 28 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Guingamp by (1-0), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Bordeaux, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last 7 away league matches Olympique Marseille has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 14 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 4 matches they have conceded the first goal.
Olympique Marseille comes into this game with a 1-0 victory over Guingamp, returning to victories after two games without a win: the only goal of the team was scored by Thauvin. In this game against Caen, coach Rudi García must play in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks. Nevertheless, in some moments of the game the visitors must lower the block and they will privilege the counterattacks. Everything indicates that the foreign trainer can not count on Kamara and Sertic, players recovering from injury.
Insider TIP: Marseille to win – 1.52