Lyon vs Metz: Prediction and Betting Tips

20:00, 22 dec 2021
Lyon vs Metz prediction for Wednesday’s Ligue 1 clash at  Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon. Currently, at the 14th position Lyon host Metz who are in the relegation zone at the 18th place in round 19 of Ligue 1. It’s a very important game for both teams as they aim for higher ranks. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

Lyon need much improvement in all areas

Seven times Ligue 1 champions Lyon find themselves in an unfamiliar position this season. In fact, this is the first time in the last decade that Les Gones have grabbed just 24 points at this stage of the season. Comparatively, Lyon had six defeats all season last term. However, already suffering five losses so far is what made the difference for coach Peter Bosz’s team.

Coming into this match, Lyon picked up five points from a possible 15 in their last five outings. Despite scoring in all of those games, Les Gones are simply letting in too many goals. To clarify their goal average is 25 scored and 25 conceded which is a very low rate for Lyon’s level. Nonetheless, their last game with Lille which finished 0-0 could be a start for better defensive performances. 

Metz battling hard to survive in Ligue 1

It hasn’t been a good first half of the season for Metz as they lie in the relegation zone and have a tough battle in their hands. A glimmer of hope was raised in the last round as they beat Lorient 4-1, however. That was the Maroons’ third win of the season and they need more of that if they want to play in the top flight next season.

Certainly, having the third-worst defensive record is not helping coach Frederic Antonetti. Nevertheless, Les Grenats picked up seven points from their last five matches. With 22 goals scored in the season, Metz have the best scoring record in the bottom five teams. Also, their last three away games saw them draw with Marseille and beat Nice before being thrashed by Monaco. In any case, Metz showed some improvements in recent games. 

Lyon vs Metz Prediction

Inconsistency is Lyon’s season’s headline as Les Gones want to win this match at any cost before the winter break. However, they haven’t done that in their last three games. Hence, despite being favorites to win with odds of 1.36, Lyon have to step up their game.

Metz on the other side will do their best to avoid defeat here. In fact, their last visit to Parc Olympique Lyonnais saw them return with three points. How they wish to repeat that result.

The over 2.5 goals is an overwhelming favorite in this match as the bookies are paying just 1.49. Indeed, Metz’s last three games saw over 2.5 goals while that was the case in Lyon’s two of their last three games.

To conclude, and considering the fact that there is a 65% chance for a high-scoring game according to the statistics, we will back over 2.5 goals. And for our second prediction, we will choose a combo bet from Vbet.

Lyon vs Metz Betting Tips

Over 2.5 goals 1.49 at Vbet

Lyon win or draw and under 3.5 goals 1.88 at Vbet

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