Strasbourg v Metz Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th August 2019

Honours even in Alsace on Sunday

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Strasbourg v Metz Betting Tips – Ligue 1, 11th August 16.00pm

Strasbourg and Metz kick off their Ligue 1 campaign with a fixture at the Stade de la Meinau on Sunday afternoon. Le Racing secured a mid-table finish in the French top tier last season. Meanwhile, the Maroons were promoted from Ligue 2 as champions after a stunning season. Can Metz pick up an away win on their return to the top flight, or will Strasbourg be too savvy on their own patch? The home team are the 21/20 favourites, while the visitors are priced at 3/1.

Strasbourg v Metz Betting Odds*

Strasbourg 21/20
Draw 23/10
Metz 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 9th, 2019 at 14:30 p.m.)
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Strasbourg News and Form – Can Le Racing finish in the top half?

Thierry Laurey’s men picked up 11 wins, battled to 16 draws and suffered 11 defeats in Ligue 1 last season. Strasbourg, who finished in 11th place, accumulated 49 points, scoring 58 and conceding 48 in the process.

Le Racing mustered up just six wins on home turf, though they were only beaten five times at the Stade de la Meinau (eight draws). On the road, Strasbourg won five, drew eight and lost six to take 23 away points.

 

Draw no bet
Strasbourg9/20
Metz33/20

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Strasbourg may have had a mediocre Ligue 1 campaign, but Laurey’s troops won the 2019 Coupe de la Ligue back in March. On their way to the final, they saw off the likes of Lille, Marseille, Lyon and Bordeaux. In the final at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Strasbourg beat Guingamp on penalties after a 0-0 draw in normal time.

Despite cup glory last term, the club from Alsace ended their league campaign in poor fashion. Before beating Nantes 1-0 away from home on the final day, Strasbourg drew four and lost three of their previous seven. How will they start the 2019-20 season?

Strasbourg v Metz Head to Head

Metz picked up four points from the two 2017-18 Ligue 1 meetings

Le Racing have failed to win any of their last four against Metz, drawing one and losing three

Strasbourg’s last victory in this fixture was in 2007

Since a 0-0 draw back in August 2005, 24 goals have been scored in the following seven Strasbourg v Metz fixtures

 

Key-Facts – Strasbourg v Metz

  • Strasbourg claimed only five home wins last season
  • Metz had the best away record in Ligue 2 last term
  • The Maroons have lost just one away league game since last September

 

Metz News and Form – Will Antonetti’s men survive in Ligue 1?

Metz didn’t plan on staying in Ligue 2 for long, as the club made an instant return by winning the second tier. Frederick Antonetti had a fine first year at the Stade Saint-Symphorien after making the move to the club in May 2018.

Metz were the real deal in Ligue 2, winning 24, drawing nine and losing only five of their 38 games. The Maroons finished seven points ahead of runners-up Brest. Only Paris FC conceded fewer times (22) than Metz (23) last term, while Antonetti’s boys were the second highest scorers with 60 goals to their name.

Metz were also the best away side in Ligue 2 last season, accumulating an excellent 39 points on the road. The club secured 11 away wins, drawing six and losing just two of the other eight. The Maroons were very hard to break down on the road, as they shipped just 12 away goals all season.

Metz’s first priority will be to stay in the top flight this season. The club had a horrid time when they were last in Ligue 1, and they will have learnt a lot from the highs and lows from the last two years or so. Can Metz pick up a positive result the Stade de la Meinau at the weekend?

Strasbourg v Metz Tips & Odds

Draw at 23/10
Correct score 1-1 at 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 9th, 2019 at 14:33 p.m.)

Strasbourg v Metz Predictions

Draw: Strasbourg may well be the favourites to start their season with a win on home turf on Sunday, but all the momentum is with Metz. Antonetti’s side were excellent on the road in Ligue 2 last season, and I can see the second-tier champions battling to a draw at the Stade de la Meinau this weekend. The stalemate is generously priced at 23/10. As for the correct score, check out the very tempting odds of 5/1 for this to end in a 1-1 scoreline.


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