Orleans v Metz Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2019-01-11

International Football Tips

Ligue 2
Friday 11th January 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Metz AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.76 (odds taken at 22:45 GMT, 09 Jan 2019)

Friday night brings us action from the French second tier with Orleans taking on Ligue 2 leaders Metz as the betting tips continue at the Stade de la Source.

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Orleans Prediction

Orleans recently ended a run of six matches without a win in Ligue 2 when they recorded a much needed 2-1 win away at Beziers last time out, but although they return to their home ground for this Friday night clash they’ll be up against the league leaders, Metz.

Orleans had previously suffered three defeats on the trot prior to last week’s win which were losses against Nancy, Troyes and Ajaccio – the former and latter defeats both being at home, while their overall record on home soil reads an inconsistent looking 4-1-5 11/13.

The hosts are without a home win now from their last four matches which includes three defeats and a draw and they haven’t won a home match since the end of October. In addition, Orleans have lost the last two encounters with Metz and they’ll do well to get anything from this match I fancy.

Metz Prediction

Onto Metz, and as mentioned earlier, the visitors sit top of Ligue 2 with a three point lead over second placed Brest, but also hold a commanding 9 point lead over third placed Lens ahead of this important Friday night fixture at Orleans.

Metz bring a strong recent sequence of results with them into this encounter with four wins from their last five matches overall with victories gained over Chateauroux, Gazelec Ajaccio, Red Star and Valenciennes, while their away record stands at an impressive 7-2-1 16/8.

The visitors are unbeaten in their last five on the road as well, with their solid record owing much to a solid defensive unit which has kept four clean sheets to date on their travels. Midfielders N’Guette and Boulaya (4 goals apiece) have provided good support for forwards Diallo (15 goals) and Niane (5 goals).

Metz have scored in 9 of their 10 away matches to date and look likely to notch at least once at Orleans on Friday night.

Betting Tips Verdict

Orleans seem to still be trying to find their feet at home while Metz have shown some solid form in recent weeks.

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