Angers vs Metz Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa

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Angers vs Metz Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Metz are still searching for their first points of the new Ligue 1 campaign when they travel to the Stade Raymond Kopa to take on Angers on Sunday afternoon. Angers managed a creditable 1-1 away draw at Saint-Etienne last weekend, with Thomas Mangani scoring the equaliser from the spot. On the contrary, Metz were thrashed 1-5 at home by Paris Saint Germain last time out in Ligue 1, with their consolation goal being scored by Emmanuel Riviere just after the half-hour mark. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Based on Metz’s disastrous run of form, I’m expecting Angers to continue their good run of form and to grab all three points in this one. In addition, Angers are unbeaten in four home meetings with Metz across all competitions, scoring two goals in three of these. However, I’m not fancying goals here as the previous meetings between these two sides have been tight affairs.

Angers to win and Under 2.5 goals at 5/2

Both teams to score - No at 3/4

Angers saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Metz saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Angers Form Guide

Angers Team Logo

Angers

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

17-03-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

23-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Niort Team Logo Niort

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Laval Team Logo Laval

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

13-04-2018

Ligue 1

Nice Team Logo Nice

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Ligue 1

Toulouse Team Logo Toulouse

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

29-04-2018

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Ligue 1

Metz Team Logo Metz

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-05-2018

Ligue 1

Dijon Team Logo Dijon

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Metz Form Guide

Metz Team Logo

Metz

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

10-03-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

D H

18-03-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-04-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

08-04-2018

Ligue 1

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

14-04-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

21-04-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Ligue 1

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-05-2018

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

Angers Preview

Angers have enjoyed a strong pre-season campaign and started the new Ligue 1 season in a similar manner. They are undefeated in this early part of the season, having won one and draw four of their opening five league games. Angers are currently on a ten-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, winning six in the process. Their sole victory came against Angers in the second round, and head into this tie on the back of three consecutive 1-1 draws. However, it must be said that they have faced strong opponents during this run, in the shape of Marseille, Lille, and Saint-Etienne. They find themselves in 7th position in the league table tied on seven points with other two teams, just two points behind the top five. Furthermore, Angers can count on their recent home form ahead of this tie as they are unbeaten in the last four games across all competitions, winning two and drawing two in this term. In addition, Angers are undefeated in the last four home meetings with Metz across all competitions, scoring two goals in three of these. Thomas Mangani got on the scoresheet last weekend and he is now Angers’ topscorer with two goals and one assist under his belt in his five league appearances.

Angers Team News

Enzo Crivelli is missing through suspension, but Billy Ketkeophomphone is back in training following his cruciate ligament injury.

Metz Preview

On the contrary, Metz are definitely the worst team in this early part of the season as they have suffered defeats in each of their opening five league games. They are the only team in Ligue 1 without points under their belts after five rounds and are currently at the bottom of the table. Metz looked poor at both ends of the field throughout this early part of the season, having scored just two goals while conceding twelve in the process. Actually, they have failed to score in three consecutive games before finding the back of the net last weekend against Paris Saint Germain. The main problem is that Metz have sold their last season’s topscorer this summer, but the good news is that their recent reinforcement from Newcastle United, Emmanuel Riviere, got on the scoresheet last weekend. Away from home, Metz have endured a terrible run of form over the past eight months, having won just three of their last 15 away games across all competitions. They have lost their both league trips so far this season, scoring none in the process. Furthermore, Metz are winless in four trips to the Stade Raymond Kopa, conceding two goals in three of these.

Metz Team News

Ibrahima Niane, Philipp Wollscheid and Emmanuel Riviere are all doubts, but Benoit Assou-Ekotto is out through suspension.

Angers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Metz Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Angers vs Metz Sidelined Players

Angers
9 Enzo Crivelli Suspended
Metz
28 Jonathan Rivierez Injured
32 Benoit Assou-Ekotto Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Alexandre Letellier 192 87
25 LB Abdoulaye Bamba 182 68
8 CD Ismael Traore 185 75
24 CD Romain Thomas 193 84
3 RB Yoann Andreu 175 64
7 RM Karl Toko Ekambi 183 70
15 LM Pierrick Capelle 180 71
18 CDM Baptiste Santamaria 183 73
23 CM Angelo Fulgini - -
5 CM Thomas Mangani 182 79
19 CF Baptiste Guillaume 189 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Thomas Didillon 193 80
25 LB Ivan Balliu 175 68
6 CD Milan Bisevac 185 81
12 RB Matthieu Udol 178 75
21 CD Moussa Niakhate 180 82
5 CDM Geronimo Poblete 173 63
23 CDM Chris Philipps 182 70
11 CM Opa Nguette 181 73
24 CM Renaud Cohade 180 78
17 CM Mathieu Dossevi 172 65
9 CF Nolan Roux 182 75