Les Merlus have a strong home record against FC Metz. They have won eight of their last ten home matches in this head to head, in all competitions. Metz also have abysmal form coming into this match and are winless in their last eleven league games.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is FC Lorient 1-0 FC Metz and is available at odds of 6.5/1.
Alternatively, you can bet on any Lorient win at 1.8/1 against Les Grenats at home on Wednesday.
Or, back any away win for Metz at 4.75/1 here at the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.
You can find odds of 3.5/1 for any draw between Lorient and Metz on Wednesday.
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The Merlucciidaes welcome FC Metz to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir on Wednesday for this Ligue 1 match. Home advantage appears crucial in this head to head with the home side coming out on top in each of the last four matches. This includes Metz’s 4-1 win in the reverse fixture back in December.
FC Lorient come into the match on a run of two home league games undefeated. They have picked up seven points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.
Le FCL lost their last league match away to OGC Nice. Expected goals of 2.2 to 0.3 in favour of Nice indicates perhaps it was a fair result. Armand Lauriente looked like he had earned a point for his side with his equaliser on the hour mark. However, a late header snatched the points for Nice. Lauriente now has five league goals this season for Lorient and is 3.3/1 to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 2-1.
Their opponent on Wednesday, FC Metz, come into the match on a run of 11 league games without a win. They have picked up just two points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.
The Maroons shared the points in their last league match at home to Clermont Foot. Expected goals of 2.7 to 0.4 in favour of Clermont Foot indicates Metz were a little fortunate to escape from the game with a point. It was Nicolas de Preville's opening goal that ultimately proved enough to secure a rare point for Metz. The red card just before halftime changed the game, with Metz just trying to hold on and offering nothing in attack. De Preville now has five league goals this season for Metz and is 4.2/1 to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 1-1.
FC Lorient vs FC Metz: Previous Ligue 1 Meetings
13 in Total:- 7 FC Lorient wins, 3 FC Metz wins, 3 draws.
FC Lorient team news
The Merlucciidaes are fortunate to come into Wednesday's match without any injuries or suspensions to worry about.
They may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who lost against OGC Nice in their last league match.
FC Metz team news
The red card shown to Ibrahima Niane in their last league match against Clermont Foot means Metz will now be without him for today's match.
Injuries will also rule out Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) and Matthieu Udol (Cruciate Ligament) for the trip to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.
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