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Metz vs PSG - Champions backed in handicap market away from home

PSG tipped to ease past newly promoted Metz in Ligue 1 clash
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PSG are predicted to have too much for Metz and are backed in the handicap market in French Ligue 1 clash (Getty Images)

Metz vs PSG Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


PSG should be too strong for Metz in their French Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Saint-Symphorien. The champions are coming off a comfortable victory in their previous fixture and are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 2.05.

FC Metz Form & Team News


Metz suffered a 3-0 defeat at Angers last time out in Ligue 1. They fell behind early in the contest and never looked like troubling the hosts, mustering only two attempts on target in 90 minutes.

The newly promoted side have found things difficult having claimed just one win in their last five matches stretching back to preseason. Frederic Antonetti's men are expected to continue their struggles on Friday, an unlikely win against the champions is priced at 7.50 while a draw is set at odds of 5.50.

Habibou Diallo had a poor outing against Angers last time out but is still expected to lead the line on Friday. He is likely to be supported in attack by Ibrahima Niane and Opa Nguette, both of whom are without a goal this season.

Paris Saint-Germain FC Form & Team News


PSG were rampant in their previous Ligue 1 fixture as they claimed a 4-0 victory at home against Toulouse. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting netted a second half brace while Marquinhos was also on target.

The champions have made a good start to their title defence with two wins from their opening three matches. Thomas Tuchel's men are priced at odds of 1.36 to triumph in Metz but with eight goals scored this season and just two conceded, a -1 handicap bet should offer more value.

PSG will be without Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe who are both set for spells on the sidelines with injury. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting deputised brilliantly last time out and should continue in attack alongside Pablo Sarabia and Angel Di Maria. 

Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel's PSG have won their last three away matches against Metz (Getty Images)

Metz vs PSG Head to Head


PSG have a 20-6 advantage in the head to head against Metz with five draws from 31 previous matches. The Parisians have won the last eight meetings including a 5-0 victory in a Ligue 1 fixture during the 2017-18 season.

Metz vs PSG Match Up


Metz appear to be heavily reliant on Habibou Diallo as they often struggle when he is not at his best. With the hosts expected to play second fiddle to the champions on Friday, the striker could find himself starved of service in attack.

Even without Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, PSG should still have too much for Metz. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting showed his quality in their absence with his brace against Toulouse and will be confident of getting on the score sheet on Friday.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
PSG forward Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is expected to be a key man in the absence of the regular forwards (Getty Images)

Metz vs PSG Key Statistics 


  • Metz have lost their last 8 matches against PSG (all competitions).
  • PSG have won their last 3 away matches against Metz (all competitions).
  • PSG have scored 3+ goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Metz (all competitions).

Verdict

Friday’s clash appears to be a mismatch with PSG coming off a comfortable victory while Metz were well beaten last time out. The Parisians should be too strong for the hosts and are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 2.05.

Best Bet: PSG -1 Handicap @2.05 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: PSG Win 4-0 @10.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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