Ligue 1: Metz vs Lyon Betting Tips – Feb 22nd 2020, Stade Symphorien

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Lyon will look to get their season back on track when they visit Metz in the Ligue 1.

Lyon Match Form

After finishing third last campaign, Lyon have endured a steep drop this time. They are in 11th place after 25 games this season. Lyon started the season well, but recent results have been poor. They have failed to win in the last four league games, losing two of them in the process. Their last win in the Ligue 1 came in January when they beat Toulouse. However, they did beat Marseille in the French Cup quarter-final to progress in the competition. PSG are their semi-final opponents in the French Cup.

Aside from the French Cup, Lyon are still involved in the Champions League. They will face Juventus in the round of 16 five days after the Metz game. However, manager Rudi Garcia does not have his best player at his disposal. Memphis Depay suffered an ACL injury in December, which seemed to rule him out for the season. However, he has engaged in light training recently. Some fans are worried that he is rushing back from his injury, which is not good in the long term.

Lyon faced Strasbourg in their last game and drew 1-1. Bertrand Traore opened the scoring for Lyon before Kevin Lucien Zohi equalized for Strasbourg. Karl Toko Ekambi started the game, as Moussa Dembele was on the bench. But he came on in the second half, and he should start against Metz. Lyon still have one of the best attacks in the Ligue 1. Only PSG and Monaco have scored more goals than them so far.

Metz Match Form

Meanwhile, newly promoted Metz are in a relegation battle right now. Metz are in 15th place, and they are two points clear of 18th place. Only two points separate those four places, and no team can count themselves as safe. After three successive wins, Metz have not won for the last three games. They faced Nantes this weekend and the game ended in a goalless draw.

Metz’s offensive struggles were clear in the game, as they have been for the majority of the season. They have scored 24 goals in 25 games, and only one side has scored fewer in the entire league. Courtesy of a poor attack, they have won only six games so far. On the other hand, they have drawn ten times, which is the most in the division.

Last Meetings

Lyon have beaten Metz in each of their last six meetings. Many of those defeats have been by handsome margins. Lyon have scored 19 goals in those six games, and Metz haven’t netted a single one in reply. The last match ended in a 2-0 win for Lyon.

Metz vs Lyon Betting Tips

Lyon will be the favorites this time as well, despite being on a poor run. They should bounce back and claim the three points against Metz. The total goals should be Under 2.5 in the game, and Lyon have a great chance of a clean sheet with the three points.

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