Ligue 1 – Season Continues – AS Mónaco v FC Metz on Match-day 17

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Sunday at the Stade Louis II, as Monaco host Metz in the Ligue 1.

Nineteenth placed Metz, are away to seventh placed Monaco on Sunday.

AS Mónaco have 23 points to their name, going into this tie

Monaco will be buoyant, following a 1-3 away win against Angers SCO in their last fixture.

Also, with three draws in four meetings, Manager Niko Kovac has plenty to ponder, going into the next game, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. Their position is seventh in the League and they have 23 points, that is, 6W, 5L and 5D having won six fixtures, drawn five matches, and lost five games.

Monaco have won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost two matches of their eight League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take AS Mónaco’s points to 26 in the League.

Monaco are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Niko Kovac is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players.

Frederic Antonetti’s Metz, away to AS Mónaco on Sunday, hoping to improve relegation prospects

It was a humbling defeat at the hands of Montpellier for Frederic Antonetti’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.

Also, Metz have been unable to find the winning strategy now for 14 of their last 16 fixtures, a habit that must be broken if they want to end with a positive season. With 12 points, they currently sit nineteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 8 losses and 6 draws having won two matches, drawn six fixtures, and lost eight meetings.

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

Winning this fixture will see FC Metz on 15 points.

Metz’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Frederic Antonetti, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

AS Mónaco v FC Metz – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two teams have previously met each other 40 times with the record being 18 wins and 10 draws for Monaco. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Monaco’s win probability is 72.99 percent in this game.

Other standout players for Monaco are Sofiane Diop and Kevin Volland with four goals and three goals respectively and for Metz are Nicolas De Preville and Fabien Centtonze with four goals both.

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