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Ligue 1 – Match-day 9 Sees Angers SCO take on FC Metz

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The Stade Raymond Kopa sees Sunday action as Angers take on Metz – 3:00pm GMT.

It’s a trip to the Stade Raymond Kopa for fifth placed Angers on Sunday, as they take on eighteenth placed Metz.

It’s 13 points so far for Angers SCO this season, going into this game

Angers will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Troyes and also against Olympique de Marseille.

Angers seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with four draws in six meetings. With fifth, they currently sit 13 points in the League having won three fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost one game.

When Angers host Metz, they will do so on the back of two victories and one dart on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Angers SCO on 16 points.

A solid defensive team

Angers have shown a good defensive performance, having only conceded seven goals in their previous fixtures. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (11). Their stand out attacking players have been Thomas Mangani (2), Sofiane Boufal (2), and Ismael Traore (2).

Angers may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

FC Metz have so far accrued six points in this season of the Ligue 1

Metz will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Brest 1-2 in their last fixture.

Frederic Antonetti’s Metz have lost three of their last four games this season. They currently stand eighteenth in the League, with six points having won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost four fixtures.

Playing away from home, Metz have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.

A win in this fixture would take FC Metz’s points to 9 in the League.

Metz are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Frederic Antonetti is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players

Angers SCO v FC Metz – Head-to-Heads.

The outcome of any game is never certain, but history would lead us to suspect that a draw is unlikely. Both teams have had an equal number of wins over 20 matches in the past seasons. Also, Metz have been hugely successful away to Angers of late, winning six matches times in the last four. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for FC Metz- it’s a 50.25% likelihood that both sides will score once more on Sunday.

Angers to win has a 50.76 percent probability.

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