Wednesday’s clash at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais- sees eighteenth placed Metz, travel to thirteenth-placed Lyon in the Ligue 1.
Lyon go into this match with 23 points secured
A 3rd successive, disappointing result for Lyon will not be acceptable for Peter Bosz’s men. They will see this fixture as an opportunity to turn their form around after drawing 0-0 at Lille and 2-2 at Bordeaux.
Also, a draw statistic of two in two fixtures is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Peter Bosz’s men wishes for ultimately. They currently stand thirteenth in the League, with 23 points for a total of 6 wins, 5 losses and 6 draws having won six matches, drawn six meetings, and lost five fixtures.
Playing at home, Lyon have won four matches, drawn three meetings, and lost one game.
A victory for Lyon would put them on 26 points.
Injury and illness have depleted Peter Bosz’s Lyon and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Wednesday’s match.
FC Metz arrive at this meeting, having secured 15 points so far this season
Also, Metz need to get out of the losing habit, with eight recorded in the last 14 matches. With 15 points, they currently sit eighteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 9 losses and 6 draws having won three fixtures, drawn six matches, and lost nine games.
With a poor record on the road, which amounts to two wins, two darts, and five defeats, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Metz as they travel once more.
FC Metz will see 18 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Metz are missing nine players through injury or illness. This will affect Frederic Antonetti’s selection choices significantly.
Lyon v FC Metz – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Lyon and Metz have faced each other 39 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lyon’s favour (26 – 8). Also, the Parc Olympique Lyonnais has proven to be something of a fortress for Lyon, where they have won all last three games. January 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Lyon took all three points winning 0-1 away. The likelihood of both sides finding the net again in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais is rated at 59.17%.
Lyon’s win probability is 73.53 percent in this game.
Other players of note for Lyon are Karl Toko Ekambi and Moussa Dembele with five goals and four goals respectively and for Metz are Fabien Centtonze and Farid Boulaya with four goals and three goals respectively.