Metz vs Monaco Betting Tip 2-1 Away Win – 30 August 2020

Monaco to edge entertaining encounter

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Metz vs Monaco
30th August 1400hrs
Football – France – Ligue 1
Pick 2-1 Away Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 15/2 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 28 August

Metz and Monaco square off in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday afternoon. This will be the home team’s first fixture of the season, while Monaco drew 2-2 with Reims in their opener last weekend. Sunday’s showdown at the Stade Saint-Symphorien should be an entertaining affair, with the visitors the favourites at evens. Check out the best and latest betting odds.

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Metz Preview – Can the Maroons start with a win?

Metz finished 15th in Ligue 1 last term, winning eight, losing ten and drawing ten of 28 league fixtures. It was a testing first season at the Stade Saint-Symphorien for Vincent Hognon, who was appointed back in May 2019. The Maroons will be hoping to improve this time around.

Five of their eight Ligue 1 victories were on home soil, but Metz picked up just 19 points from a possible 42 the Stade Saint-Symphorien. They lost five times on home turf, scoring 18 and conceding 17. Only four sides accumulated fewer home points in France’s top tier last term.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2010 GMT, Friday 28 August)

Metz have a tough start to the 2020-21 season. After playing Monaco at home this Sunday, Hognon’s troops travel to Lille and Paris Saint-Germain in their next two. Can they get off to a winning start at the weekend, though?

Monaco Preview – Will Kovac’s boys get the points in Lorraine?

Niko Kovac started life at Monaco with a thrilling draw with Reims last Sunday. It was an enthralling affair at the Stade Louis II, with the two evenly matched teams playing out a 2-2 draw. Monaco found themselves 2-0 down after just 21 minutes, but goals from Axel Disasi and Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi rescued a point for the hosts.

Kovac would have wanted all three points from his first game in charge, but his side showed plenty of fighting spirit to come from two goals down to get a draw. One thing was really evident, though, Monaco are the not the team they once were, and Kovac has a real job on his hands at the Stade Louis II this season.

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Monaco struggled for wins away from home last term, picking up just three, but only eight teams accumulated more points on the road in Ligue 1. Overall, Les Monegasques won 11 of 28 matches to finish in ninth place.

Monaco will be looking for a far higher finish this term under new boss Kovac but securing a UEFA Champions League spot will take some doing. Still, can they seal their first victory of the new season on Sunday?


Metz vs Monaco Betting Advice

Due to the 2019-20 season being cut short in France, the two teams only met once last term. Metz were far too strong for Monaco at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, with Habib Diallo (2) and Renaud Cohade netting in a 3-0 victory for the home side. Ruben Aguilar was sent off for Monaco in the first half.


Key Facts – Metz vs Monaco Betting Tip

  • Monaco have won seven of the last eight Ligue 1 meetings
  • Metz have won the last two league and cup matches between the pair
  • Kovac started life at Monaco with a 2-2 home draw with Reims last weekend


Last August’s victory was Metz’s first league triumph over Monaco since March 2006. Les Monegasques had won each of the previous eight Ligue 1 meetings.

Metz would love to start with a win at the weekend, but we fancy Monaco to get maximum points in Lorraine. Check out the tempting odds of 15/2 for Kovac’s men to win 2-1 the Stade Saint-Symphorien.


The best betting odds for Metz vs Monaco

Metz to win: 11/4 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Monaco to win: Evens at Bet365