Lille will be keen to extend their unbeaten run in the French Ligue this weekend. The side plays host to Metz at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 2 pm.
The Les Dogues finished the season curtailment fourth on points per game system, earning the side Champions League football. On the other hand, Metz is yet to register a win so far in the season campaign.
After starting their 2020-21 season campaign with a 1-1 draw to Rennes, Lille managed to increase their lead in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win over Reims courtesy of a Jonathan Bamba first-half goal. Even though it is too early in the table to determine the rankings, it remains a promising start.
Metz had an encouraging start to their season campaign after winning five of their six pre-season friendlies. However, the beginning of Ligue 1 ended in a 1-0 defeat to Monaco. Before the season curtailment, the side finished 15th in the league after 28 games. It now makes a record of three losses in their last six games.
Lille will prove a hard nut to crack for Metz, having won seven of their last nine home matches. Les Dogues have an impressive nine clean sheet games in Ligue 1 since the start of the season. A tough match awaits the home side against Marseille.
Lille vs. Metz Head to Head
Both sides have 12 games against each other, with Lille taking home seven wins while Metz with only one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Reims 0-1 Lille
Lille 1-1 Rennes
Lille 1-2 Brest
AZ Alkmaar 2-1 Lille
Lille 2-0 Anderlecht
Metz 0-1 Monaco
Metz 1-1 Montpellier
Strasbourg 2-3 Metz
Dijon 1-2 Metz
Metz 1-0 KV Mechelen
Lille Team News
Left-back Reinaldo will be serving the last match ban after picking a red card in the opening fixture. Renato Sanchez managed to pick up a minor injury during the international duty for Portugal and remains absent.
Metz Team News
Manuel Cabit and Kevin N’Doram remain an injury pair for the side and miss out on the clash. Thomas Delaine is also another doubt ahead of the clash. New signing Vagnr remains a doubt for the match.
Prediction and Odds
Lille has a good run of form in the match’s buildup, and we expect to continue the excellent form.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H