Metz v Angers
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 27th August
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien (Metz)

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Angers must be wondering what it’ll take to win a game this season. True we’ve only had two games but in those games, which were defeats to Montpellier and Nice they looked very solid. There have just been small lapses in concentration which have ended up costing them dearly as they lost both games by the same score line of 1-0.

Metz were involved in a crazy and courageous five goal thrilling win over Lille in the first weekend but were no match for PSG in week 2 when they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat. It doesn’t matter; the club know their limits and will want to give a good account of themselves at home. For a club who hardly can be called big they have a stadium that can fill almost

Metz v Angers: Head to Head

This is really a staple Ligue 2 fixture as these clubs have met in the lower league many times but this will be their first Ligue 1 fixture. In five games going back almost a decade Angers have only won here once back in 2008 when they pulled off a 1-0 win. But the most common result has been a 1-0 home win or a 1-1 draw. Angers are still looking for their first goal of the campaign.

In the last two games here Bastia has come away with a point and they would be happy for this before the game. Caen has not won this fixture for the past five games going back six years where many draws in between have taken place. We have only seen 5 goals in the past four fixtures and we should expect a low scoring game and a slow cautious start based on these prior head to heads.

Metz v Angers: Prediction

Traditionally Metz don’t score many goals even if they did get three against Lille in their first home game. And traditionally Metz are draw specialists. The correct score of 1-1 is very tempting to take on, as is the draw at half time.

Metz v Angers: Betting Tips

Correct Score 1-1 at 11/2
Draw at Half Time at 20/21.