FC Metz & Troyes meet on Match-day 5

FC Metz vs. Troyes

Ligue 1 action on Sunday as Metz and Troyes meet at the Stade Saint Symphorien – 3:00pm GMT.

This clash sees fifteenth placed Metz, welcome twentieth placed Troyes to the Stade Saint Symphorien.

FC Metz go into this game with three points secured

Metz have 90 minutes to break their recent habit of poor, or disappointing results, following a dissapointing away draw to Clermont Foot and Reims.

Metz are quickly becoming the Ligue 1’s draw specialists, having recorded two in their last two fixtures. With three points, they are established in fifteenth in the League drawn three matches and lost one game.

Metz have drawn two meetings of their two League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take FC Metz’s points from 3 to 6, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Metz will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (6). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Fabien Centtonze (2), Matthieu Udol (1), and Sikou Niakate (1). Metz’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with eight goals conceded in their last fixtures. This is an issue that Frederic Antonetti urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

Metz are likely to be missing seven of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Laurent Batlles’s Troyes, away to FC Metz on Sunday, hoping to improve relegation prospects

Troyes will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to AS Mónaco, which itself followed a draw to RC Strasburg, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Troyes may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. They have lost three of four games. With twentieth, they currently sit one point in the League drawn one game and lost three matches.

Troyes will travel to Metz with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one darts.

Winning this fixture will see Troyes on 4 points.

Injury and illness have depleted Laurent Batlles’s Troyes and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Sunday’s match.

FC Metz v Troyes – Head-to-Heads.

These two clubs have already met each other 25 times with the result being 10 wins and six draws for Metz. Also, the two teams have drawn two of the last three meetings played between them.

There is a 42.92 percent probability of a Metz win.