Metz predictions with latest odds and stats
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Metz have spent the better part of the 21st century going in and out of Ligue 1. The previous season came at the heels of their third promotion from Ligue 2 this decade – not to mention a short stint in the third-flight competition. Our point is that Metz can often be found as the favourites for relegation, or somewhere in that vicinity.
The same can be said this year. They recorded a 15th spot placement last year – which was honestly beyond most expectations. However, with odds of 67.00 on a Top 3 Finish this year, avoiding relegation seems to be the full extent of their ambition. Speaking of which – certain top online bookies are offering odds of 1.20 on direct relegation for Metz. As you can tell, not a lot of people feel confident in this team.
Metz Key Players
Les Grenats’ main lineup largely consists of players brought in from lower-tier clubs or young players fresh from academies. As such, it can be hard to gauge their form before the season is well underway, but some interesting additions have been made over the summer. For instance, Vagner has been brought in from Saint-Étienne to support their common strategy of applying pressure down the flanks. They’ve spent a total of €14.70 on bringing in fresh blood, which might give the team a new edge this time around.
However, by far the most talked-about member of Metz’ lineup is Senegalese striker Habib Diallo. While his goal-scoring ability is without question with 6 goals over the first 8 matches of the 2019/20 Ligue 1, the squad started struggling to the get the ball to the net towards the end of the season. It will be interesting to see how their strategies will be improved.
RC Strasbourg are Metz’s main rivals. These two club contest what’s universally referred to as the Derby de l’Est. It is a geographical rivalry between the two clubs located in the eastern part of the country. However, it is not exactly considered one of the most prominent rivalries in French football.
If we were to zoom into a narrower geographical zone, Metz have another local rival – Nancy. As the two major clubs located in the historic region of Lorraine, Metz and Nancy would vie great battles in Ligue 2. With Metz now competing in Ligue 1, it could be a while before the fans on both ends get a chance to enjoy in what’s universally known as the Derby Lorrain.
The Maroons were founded in 1932. However, the club’s roots trace back to 1905 when the city of Metz was part of the German Empire. FC Metz were then known as the SpVgg Metz, playing in the Westkreis-Liga before the First World War outbreak.
As one of the oldest football clubs in France, Metz are also recognized for their successful youth academy. A long list of prominent, world-class football stars made their first steps at Metz. The list includes the likes of Robert Pires, Louis Saha, Miralem Pjanic and aforementioned Sadio Mane, to name but a few.
Despite their rich history, Metz have yet to win the French championship. They did come agonizingly close to lifting the titles, though, as they finished as runners-up during the 1997/98. The four-time Ligue 2 winners have two Coupe de France titles in their trophy cabinet, alongside two Coupe de la Ligue medals.