Marseille – Metz TIPS from insiders (02.02.2018)

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Olympique Marseille and Metz meet at Stade Vélodrome, in a match for the 24 th round of the Liga 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 11-29-2017, Olympique Marseille won by (0-) 3). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 matches.

Marseille:

After 14 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 3rd position, with 48 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Caen, by (0-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against AS Monaco, by (2-2). For the league, Olympique Marseille won 21 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 1-0 (5 out of 11 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 23 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 11 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘).

Marseille comes to this match with a draw against Monaco, thus adding the fifth straight game without losing in the French championship. In general, the moment of form of Marseille is very positive, since it only adds a defeat in the last ten matches played. In this game against his fans, coach Rudi García must keep the team in 4-2-3-1, with Germain responsible for throwing panic in the defensive line of the opponent. On the other hand, Florian Thauvin is the best score, with 10 goals scored. It is important to note that the locals show a good performance in both sectors when they play at home, as they scored on average 2.27 goals and suffered 0.82 goals per game. For this game the coach does not have Sertic and Amavi, both injured.

Metz:

The away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against AS Monaco, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Nice, by (2-1). In the last 10 away league matches Metz has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 12 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 23 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 15 times and only managed 1 comeback. There are 2 periods that have stood out in the last 11 away matches for this competition: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘) and 3 of his 8 goals between (76′-90’).

Metz come into this game with a win at home against Nice, returning to victories after the defeat against Monaco. In spite of remaining in the last position, the visitors go through a good phase, since they add only two defeats in the last ten matches played in several competitions. In this game away from home is expected that the coach Frédéric Hantz plays in 4-2-3-1, privileging the defensive organization and counterattacks, that is, defend with the nearby sectors, looking for the back of the defensive line of Marseille. When observing the 11 games played away from home, it is possible to notice that the visitors present great offensive weaknesses: they scored on average 0.73 goals per game. Nolan Roux is the highlight of this formation, with 9 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Bisevac, Didillon and Dossevi, all with physical problems.

Insider TIP: Over 2.5 goals – 1.43

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