Metz vs Angers Match Analysis and Prediction

Metz will get another chance to secure their survival in the Ligue 1 this Saturday when they host Angers at Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien in the 37th game week of the French top flight. Kickoffs at 22:00 EAT.

Metz is placed in the 19th position on the table with 28 points. Of the 36 matches played, they have won five times against 18 loses and 13 draws. Their struggle at the defensive end of the pitch has also been another key factor as they have conceded 64 goals so far. They need to win the remaining two fixtures if they need to stay safe relegation.

Les Grenats prepare for this fixture in high spirits following 3-2 Ligue 1 victory to beat Lyon in their previous game. In that match, FC Metz had 36% possession, 15 shots with eight of them on target and goals scored by Vincent Pajot (27′), Didier Lamkel Zé (40′) and Farid Boulaya (90′). Lyon got 17 shots with five of them on target and goals by Moussa Dembélé (43′, 84′).

Meanwhile, Angers are at the 14th spot on the standing with 38 points from 36 games. They won nine times against 16 loses and recorded draws in 11 other occasions. The visiting side sits seven points clear off relegation and they are safe in Ligue 1 even if they lost the remaining two fixtures. Gerald Baticle’s side have shared the points with Nantes and Clermont in two of their last three away league matches but have not been victorious on their travels in France’s top flight since the start of December.

Les Scoïstes Les Noirs et Blancs confident following 4-1 Ligue 1 victory over Bordeaux in their previous fixture. In that match, Angers SCO had 41% possession, 13 shots with eight of them on target and goals scored by Mohamed-Ali Cho (5′), Batista Mendy (36′), Stéphane Bahoken (62′) and Mathias Pereira Lage (90′). Bordeaux got seven shots with three of them on target and a goal by Sékou Mara (60′).

Metz vs Angers head to head

Since 1993 these two sides have had 21 direct encounters. Angers won eight times, Metz seven times and six matches ended all square.

  • Angers 3-2 Metz 03/10/21
  • Metz 0-1 Angers 03/03/21
  • Angers 1-1 Metz 18/10/20
  • Angers 3-0 Metz 24/08/19
  • Metz 1-2 Angers 06/05/18

Home

  • Metz 3-2 Lyon
  • Montpellier 2-2 Metz
  • Metz 0-1 Brest
  • Lorient 1-0 Metz
  • Metz 1-1 Clermont Foot

Away

  • Angers 4-1 Bordeaux
  • Monaco 2-0 Angers
  • Clermont Foot 2-2 Angers
  • Angers 0-3 PSG
  • Nantes 1-1 Angers

Metz team news

Metz will be without the services of Vincent Pajot through suspension on Saturday, while Fabien Centonze, Ibrahim Amadou, Fali Cande and Habib Maiga are all injured.

Angers team news

As for manager Gérald Baticle, Pierrick Capelle, Sofiane Boufal and Jimmy Cabot are out of the match through injury, while Souleyman Doumbia is suspended.

Prediction and odds

Angers remain undefeated by Metz in away games against them for the last two league games but they have not won away from home in their last nine matches in the league while Metz won their previous home game after undergoing 8 games without seeing a win. But Metz it’s a fight for survival in the league for Metz.

  • Draw
  • Metz Win
  • Double Chance 1 or 2

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