Metz vs. Nantes predictions for Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash at Stade Saint-Symphorien. Les Grenats want to use their great home form and turn the narrow contest their way in an attempt to join the mid-table over the rivals. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Metz vs. Nantes Betting Tips
Although a poor performance at Nancy in late November had just started a downward spiral of form on the road for Metz, their home form remained pretty much intact and they will host Nantes on Saturday on a seven-match unbeaten streak there! Les Grenats have suffered a disappointing 5-0 loss at Monaco last week, but we don’t feel their confidence will be dented and we’ll back them to earn a narrow win at 7/4 with BetVictor
Philippe Hinschberger’s men have made a true fort at Saint-Symphorien, where they’ve lost just three matches (all coming against in-form sides) and we find it difficult backing against them here. We’ve also seen Double chance – Metz to win or draw attract a lot of attention with some more sceptical punters, as it also comes at a good-looking 1/2 with the same bookie.
Metz have now connected three wins in front of the home fans (2-0 over Montpellier, 1-0 against Marseille, and 2-1 against Dijon last week) and we do believe we’re in for another confident display in a tough matchup there! They have bagged seven goals in their last four home matches and conceded three, keeping a clean sheet on two of those occasions and we thus don’t see the visitors taking anything from this fixture either.
Nantes have returned to the winning ways last week (beating Marseille 3-2) too, and they will by no means be a sitting duck on the day. Although this was only their first win in last five outings, they have had a fine away streak and they hope to return to it as soon as Saturday. While we don’t believe they can get to it, we do expect a serious challenge and we’ll back a Yes on Both teams to score, which comes at Evens with bet365
Metz vs. Nantes Stats
The teams have met once since Metz returned to Ligue 1 this season, and Les Grenats have secured a confident 0-3 win at Stade de la Beaujoire back in September 2016. However, we do believe Nantes will have more on them this time around and we’ll go for a narrow contest at Stade Saint-Symphorien.
A 2-1 home win looks the best bet in the correct score market with Ladbrokes
, the longshot coming at an eye-catching 10/1!
Both teams to score Yes at Evens with bet365