Ligue 1 Betting Tips

FC Metz vs RC Lens betting tips: Ligue 1 preview, predictions & odds

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Lens hammered Metz 4-1 at home in the reverse fixture back in October. They are also the form team coming into this with Metz losing three of their last four home matches. A 0-0 draw with Nantes the only point they picked up in that time.

Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is FC Metz 0-2 RC Lens and is available at odds of 9/1.

Alternatively, you can bet on any Metz win at 3.5/1 against Sang et Or at home on Sunday.

Or, back any away win for Lens at 2.1/1 here at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.

You can find odds of 3.4/1 for any draw between Metz and Lens on Sunday.

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Bet on FC Metz v RC Lens at bet365 by clicking here.

Match preview

The Maroons welcome RC Lens to the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday for this Ligue 1 match. Lens are chasing their first league double over Metz since the 2012/13 season having won the previous match between them on Matchday 11.

FC Metz come into the match on a run of six league games without a win and have failed to score in each of their last three in the league. They have picked up three points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.

Les Graoullys lost their last league match away to AS Saint-Etienne. Expected goals of 1.3 to 0.3 in favour of Saint-Etienne indicates perhaps it was a fair result. Les Grenats fans will be particularly disappointed with the attacking performance with their side failing to create any big chances in the match and giving up a couple at the other end. The final score of the match was 1-0.

Nicolas de Préville is FC Metz’s top scorer with four goals in Ligue 1 this season and is 3.1/1 to score against RC Lens on Sunday.

Their opponent on Sunday, RC Lens, come into the match having picked up seven points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.

Blood and Gold lost their last league match at home to Stade Brestois. Expected goals of 1.8 to 0.4 in favour of Lens indicates they were a little unfortunate to get nothing from the match. Sang et Or will be getting extra finishing sessions in this week having failed to score despite creating 1.8xG worth of chances from their 20 shots, six of which were on target. Florian Sotoca and Gaël Kakuta were more guilty than most with 10 of the shots and two-thirds of their xG attributed to their misses. The final score of the match was 0-1.

Central midfielder Seko Fofana is RC Lens’s top scorer with seven goals in Ligue 1 this season and is 4.75/1 to score against FC Metz on Sunday.

FC Metz vs RC Lens: Previous Ligue 1 Meetings

55 in Total:- 17 FC Metz wins, 22 RC Lens wins, 16 draws.

FC Metz team news

Manuel Cabit (Traffic Accident) and Matthieu Udol (Cruciate Ligament) will be unavailable for The Maroons due to injury on Sunday.

They may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who lost against AS Saint-Etienne in their last league match.

RC Lens team news

Injuries will rule out Corentin Jean (Knee Problems) for the trip to the Stade Saint-Symphorien.

They may look to shuffle their deck voluntarily having lost against Stade Brestois in their last league match.

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