Saturday evening, Nantes welcomes FC Metz for a meeting of the 25th day of Ligue 1. Nantes wants to replace itself in the 1st part of the table while FC Metz defends its place in Ligue 1.
Nantes vs Metz Free Betting Tips
Long placed in the 1st part of the table, in contact with the leading teams, FC Nantes has gradually slipped in the ranking to the point of finding itself in 13th place in the ranking. However, the Canaries are only 4 points behind 5th place. The men of Christian Gourcuff lost 4 games in a row to Lyon in the Coupe de France (3-4) then against Bordeaux (0-1), Rennes (3-2) and PSG (1-2) before get a draw against Dijon last week (3-3).
Opposite, FC Metz is still struggling to defend its place in Ligue 1 after gaining the elite over the past summer. With 27 points taken during the first 24 days, the Grenats occupy the 16th rank in the classification with 3 more units than the Nîmes barragiste. After winning 3 games in a row against Strasbourg (1-0), Reims (0-1) and Saint-Etienne (3-1), Vincent Hognon’s men settled for a good draw in Montpellier (1- 1). But last Saturday, they were beaten by Bordeaux at home (1-2).
The staff for Nantes vs Metz
Holders Appiah, Limbombe and Coulibaly, replacement Benavente and long-term injured Coco and Fabio are still not available to Christian Gourcuff. On the other hand, the essential Pallois will be back in central defense.
For Metz, the left side Cabit, the potential starters Adama Noss Traoré and Cohade are all unable to play this meeting. In addition, midfielder Pajot will be suspended after receiving a red card last week.
Probable compositions for Nantes vs Metz:
Nantes: Lafont – Prado, Girotto, Wague, Traoré – Louza, Touré – Abeid, Blas, Bamba – Simon.
Metz: Oukidjia – Centonze, Bronn, Boye, Udol – Gakpa, N’Doram, Maïga – Boulaya, Diallo, Nguette.
Key stats for the match Nantes vs Metz
Metz won the first leg last October (1-0).
Metz won only 2 games away from home this year.
Free Betting Tips Nantes vs Metz
Against a Metz team that has gained solidity, Nantes could have trouble winning in this meeting.
Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals