Ligue 1 – FC Metz to face FC Lorient on Match-day 18

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This Sunday sees Metz go head to head with Lorient at the Stade Saint Symphorien – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

Metz, currently sitting nineteenth, host sixteenth placed Lorient on Sunday.

Home Fans Nervous About Relegation, as FC Metz Host FC Lorient on Sunday

If Metz’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 4-0 at AS Mónaco and 1-3 at Montpellier.

Also, when you suffer eight defeats in the last 13 meetings, it should come as no surprise that your team is very much struggling at the bottom of the League. But that is the situation that Metz find themselves in. With a nineteenth position in the league and 2 wins, 9 losses and 6 draws, they currently have 12 points in the League having won two games, drawn six fixtures, and lost nine meetings.

Playing at home, Metz have drawn four matches and lost four games.

FC Metz will have 15 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

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

It’s 15 points so far for FC Lorient this season, going into this match

Is this to be the game where Lorient to put a halt to their recent record of poor results? They go into this fixture on the back of two recent defeats to Nantes and Troyes.

Also, Lorient will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose six meetings this Ligue 1 season. Their position is sixteenth in the League and they have 15 points, that is, 3W, 8L and 6D having won three fixtures, drawn six games, and lost eight matches.

It must be a worrying prospect for Lorient to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured four draws and five defeats to the home team.

Winning this fixture will see FC Lorient on 18 points.

Going into Sunday’s game, Christophe Pelissier without three of his players, due to illness or injury.

FC Metz v FC Lorient – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lorient with a greater number of wins. In the last 17 meetings, they have enjoyed eight wins, to Metz’s five victories. Additionally, Lorient have been hugely successful away to Metz of late, winning 13 games times in the last seven.

Metz to win – odds are 40.65 percent in favour.

Other standout players for Metz are Nicolas De Preville and Fabien Centtonze with four goals each and for Lorient are Armand Lauriente and Terem Moffi with four goals both.

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