Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Montpellier HSC vs FC Metz betting tips: Ligue 1 preview, predictions & odds

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Les Grenats’ form and league position make it hard to look beyond Montpellier for a win here. Metz have struggled on their travels recently and have picked up two points from their last six Ligue 1 matches on the road.

Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is Montpellier HSC 1-0 FC Metz and is available at odds of 7.5/1.

Alternatively, you can bet on any Montpellier win at 1.72/1 against Les Grenats at home on Sunday.

Or, back any away win for Metz at 5/1 here at the Stade de la Mosson.

You can find odds of 3.6/1 for any draw between Montpellier and Metz on Sunday.

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Match Preview

The Paladins welcome FC Metz to the Stade de la Mosson on Sunday for this Ligue 1 match. Montpellier look set to finish the season comfortably in midtable regardless of the outcome here. However, Metz’s relegation could be confirmed with a defeat here if results elsewhere also go against them.

Montpellier HSC come into the match on a run of five league games without a win. They have picked up four points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.

La Paillade lost heavily in their last league match away to Olympique Lyonnais. Expected goals of 3.4 to 2.0 in favour of Lyon indicates perhaps it was a fair result. There was hope when they got it back to 2-2 just after half time they could get something from the game. However, Les Pailladins shipped three goals without reply in the final half-hour. The final score of the match was 5-2.

Sepe Elye Wahi grabbed their first goal here against Lyon right before the halftime whistle. He is Montpellier HSC’s top scorer with nine goals in Ligue 1 this season and is the 5.5/1 favourite to score the opening goal against FC Metz on Sunday.

Their opponent on Sunday, FC Metz, come into the match on a run of 13 league games without a win and have failed to score in each of their last two league matches. They have picked up just one point from a maximum of 18 from their last six Ligue 1 matches.

The Maroons lost their last league match at home to Stade Brestois. Expected goals of 1.9 to 0.4 in favour of Brest indicates perhaps it was a fair result. The Les Grenats fans will be particularly disappointed with the attacking performance with their side failing to create any big chances and failing to register a single one of their ten shots on target in the match. The final score of the match was 0-1.

Nicolas de Préville is FC Metz’s top scorer with five goals in Ligue 1 this season and is 4/1 to score against Montpellier HSC on Sunday.

Montpellier HSC vs FC Metz: Previous Ligue 1 Meetings

43 in Total:- 17 Montpellier HSC wins, 14 FC Metz wins, 12 draws.

Montpellier HSC team news

Pedro Mendes (muscular problems) will be unavailable for The Paladins due to injury on Sunday.

They may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who lost against Olympique Lyonnais in their last league match.

FC Metz team news

Problems are mounting for Metz here. Red cards to Jemerson and Alexandre Oukidja against Brest means Metz will be without the pair for this match. Kévin N'Doram is also suspended after his fifth yellow card of the season will be unavailable for Metz here.

Amadou Salif Mbengue also looks set to miss the match after he was replaced just 30 minutes into the game by Ibrahima Niane. Manuel Cabit (traffic accident) and Matthieu Udol (cruciate ligament) also remain ruled out for the trip to the Stade de la Mosson.

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