Marseille vs Metz
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 16th October 2016
Kick-Off at 19:45 BST
Venue: Stade Velodrome, Marseille.

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Olympique de Marseille are a side that are heavily reliant on home support for an improvement to the 13th placed finish in the league table last season. After 8 matches played this season, they tasted victories just twice and both came from their 4 matches at the Stade Velodrome. They are also unbeaten at home this season, but took 1 point from a possible 12 in away games.

The newly promoted Metz have made a decent start to their Ligue 1 campaign after taking 13 points from their first 8 matches. They did suffer some heavy defeats at home in past weeks – 7-0 to Monaco and 3-0 to Bordeaux. But they still remain a dangerous side in away games. Interestingly, their only defeat in Ligue 1 trips is at Paris Saint Germain. While they took 2 wins and draw without conceding in the last 3 fixtures on the road.

Marseille vs Metz: Head-to-Head Stats

Marseille have a good head-to-head record against Metz and have won in each of the last 4 Ligue 1 fixtures. The latest was two seasons ago in 2014/15 season and the previous in 2007/08.

The home record also favours Marseille as they are unbeaten in the last 5, with all the 5 being wins. But Metz have managed two wins in their last 11 visits to Stade Veldrome, but their two win has to be dated back to the calendar year 2004.

Marseille vs Metz: Prediction

Marseille’s strong record at home could give them some weight-age going against Metz. Also the morale of the visitors will be low as Metz were destroyed on a 7-0 margin by Monaco in their last Ligue 1 fixture. However, one cannot rule out that newly promoted side are very unpredictable and are capable of taking points from highly ranked teams in the league. But Marseille re a side that has conceded just 1 goal at home this season, so it is good to back them to get their 5th win against Metz in all venues.

Marseille vs Metz: Betting Tips

  • Marseille to win at 5/11 (1.47)
  • Correct Score: 2-0 for home side at 7/1 (8.00).