Metz vs SC Bastia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Referee: Unknown

Kickoff: 18:00 Hrs

Venue: Stade Saint Symphorien

Home

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Away
Metz Team Logo
1 - 0
SC Bastia Team Logo
2 0 4

Finished

4 0 2

This preview has expired...

Metz vs SC Bastia Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Metz and SC Bastia will square off at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Friday evening, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in Ligue 1. Metz were held to a 2-2 draw on the road at Saint-Etienne last weekend despite the fact that they had the lead twice. Ismaila Sarr and Simon Falette got on the scoresheet for Metz, but this wasn’t enough to grab all three points as they conceded the equaliser in the 95th minute. On the contrary, SC Bastia were thrashed 5-0 on the road at Guingamp, with Rui Almeida’s men conceding all five goals in the second half. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

Join the brand new Grosvenor sportsbook here

Betting Predictions and Tips

Although Metz have struggled for fluency recently, they still enjoyed a much better run of form than Bastia. Furthermore, Metz are unbeaten in their last nine home fixtures across all competitions, winning four and drawing five in the process. In addition, Metz have won three of their last four home meetings with Bastia, conceding just one goal in the process. This having been said, I’m backing Metz to grab all three points in this one. 

Metz to win at 1

Both teams to score - No at 4/5

Metz Preview

Metz have endured a mixed run of form since they return to action after the winter break, registering four draws, three defeats and three victories in their ten league outings of the new year. They are currently on a five-game winless streak in Ligue 1, but three of these have ended in draws. Last weekend, Metz had the lead twice on the road at Saint-Etienne, but they had to settle for a 2-2 draw following a stoppage-time equaliser. This leaves Metz in 16th spot in the Ligue 1 table tied on 32 points with the 15th-placed Caen, just four points clear off the drop zone. Metz’s main reason for their struggle throughout this Ligue 1 campaign has been their sloppy defence, as they hold the second worst defensive record in the division with 53 goals conceded in 28 rounds. However, Metz can count on their home form ahead of this clash as they are undefeated in the last nine home fixtures across all competitions. Furthermore, Metz have won three of their last four home meetings with SC Bastia across all competitions, conceding just one goal in the process. The bad news is that Metz hold a poor head-to-head record over Bastia, losing four of their last five meetings with the Corsicans while scoring none in this term. 

21bet get a £10 free bet

SC Bastia Preview

On the other hand, SC Bastia are definitely the most out-of-form team in Ligue 1 at the moment as they find themselves on a ten-game winless streak. Last weekend, the Corsicans were humiliated 5-0 on the road at Guingamp, despite the score was goalless at halftime. SC Bastia are second from the bottom with just 25 points under their belts after 29 rounds, three points behind safety. Scoring goals has been Bastia’s main issue throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, as they hold the second worst attacking record in the division with just 24 goals scored in 29 league fixtures. Enzo Crivelli has been Bastia’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with seven goals in his 17 league appearances. The bad news is that Bastia have been terrible on the road throughout this competitive season, having lost twelve of their last 15 away games across all competitions. They are currently on a six-game losing streak on the road, conceding 22 goals while scoring just two in the process. Furthermore, the Corsicans have only won two of their 13 visits to the Stade Saint-Symphorien.

Get Metz to win at 1 here

Metz Team News

Vincent Thill, Alexis Larriere, Matthieu Udol, Thibaut Vion and Vahid Selimovic are all doubts, but Gauthier Hein is back in training.

SC Bastia Team News

Yannick Cahuzac, Abdoulaye Diallo Sadio and Enzo Crivelli are all doubts, but Sebastien Squillaci is out with a cruciate ligament injury. In addition, Gael Danic is missing through suspension.

Metz saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

SC Bastia have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Metz

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Metz Form Guide

Metz Team Logo

Metz

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
W A

30-07-2018

Ligue 2

Brest Team Logo Brest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-08-2018

Ligue 2

Orleans Team Logo Orleans

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Ligue 2

Clermont Foot Team Logo Clermont Foot

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

League Cup

Grenoble Team Logo Grenoble

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

20-08-2018

Ligue 2

AC Ajaccio Team Logo AC Ajaccio

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

24-08-2018

Ligue 2

Troyes Team Logo Troyes

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

28-08-2018

League Cup

Lens Team Logo Lens

FT 4 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

01-09-2018

Ligue 2

Lens Team Logo Lens

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-09-2018

Ligue 2

AS Beziers Team Logo AS Beziers

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Ligue 2

Paris FC Team Logo Paris FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

SC Bastia Form Guide

SC Bastia Team Logo

SC Bastia

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L H

01-04-2017

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-04-2017

Ligue 1

Dijon Team Logo Dijon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

16-04-2017

Ligue 1

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-04-2017

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-04-2017

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2017

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

14-05-2017

Ligue 1

Lorient Team Logo Lorient

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-05-2017

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-08-2017

League Cup

Nancy Team Logo Nancy

FT 0 - 0

(HT - )

L A

21-10-2017

Coupe de France

Furiani Agliani Team Logo Furiani Agliani

FT 7 - 6

(HT - )

Metz Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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

SC Bastia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

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 vs SC Bastia Sidelined Players

Metz
12 Matthieu Udol Injured
15 Thibaut Vion Injured
SC Bastia
5 Sebastien Squillaci Injured
27 Enzo Crivelli Injured
2 Abdoulaye Sadio Diallo Injured
3 Nicolas Saint-Ruf Suspended
8 Gael Danic Suspended
23 Alexander Djiku Suspended

Head to Head
page 1 of 3

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Thomas Didillon 193 80
32 RB Benoit Assou-Ekotto 180 69
6 CD Simon Falette 184 85
4 CD Milan Bisevac 185 81
25 LB Ivan Balliu 175 68
24 CM Renaud Cohade 180 78
8 CM Yann Jouffre 175 65
14 CDM Georges Mandjeck 183 72
10 CDM Cheick Doukoure 180 72
26 CM Ismaila Sarr 175 68
18 CF Cheick Diabate 194 84
No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Jean-Louis Leca 177 65
28 RB Florian Marange 180 76
4 CD Abdelhamid El Kaoutari 180 73
29 LB Gilles Cioni 165 65
17 CD Lindsay Rose 185 81
15 CM Prince Oniangue 190 78
18 CDM Yannick Cahuzac 178 66
25 CDM Lassana Coulibaly 175 67
11 CM Lenny Nangis 172 73
10 CM Allan Saint-Maximin 173 67
9 CF Florian Raspentino 179 73