Both Lens and Metz will look to consolidate or perhaps even improve on their position in the Ligue 1. The pair go toe-to-toe in what is currently a mid-table clash in the Ligue 1. Lens are placed 5th with 44 points from 28 games. Metz occupy a position as a remarkable 7th in the league on a meagre 41 points.
Surprisingly a position at the fun end of the table is at stake when Lens clash with Metz. Both have been faring better than most were expecting this season.
Stats and facts for Lens and Metz.
- Lens unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
- Lens unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Lens conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Lens scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
- Metz has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Metz scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Metz conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Metz conceded the last 7 matches in a row.
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Form Lens vs Metz
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Lens continue to collect points.
Lens were halted in their steps last week with a defeat in the league, though form has otherwise been good lately. In their 3 latest outings Lens claimed a 2-1 win against Dijon and went on to a 2-2 draw with Angers. Their latest game produced a 3-2 win against Saint-Etienne.
Metz continue to collect points.
Metz look to extend their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest outings Metz managed to win 2-1 against Bordeaux and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Angers. Their latest game produced a 4-0 win against Valenciennes.
In a match between two seemingly equal sides, with both in equal shape, it looks like a game that could go either way. Thus, a draw could be the value pick.
Lens v Metz Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Keeping things tight
The last time the pair played each other Metz came away as 2-0 winners back in December 2020 in a match in the France – Ligue 1 A high scoring match is a fairly rare occurence when these two face off as 8 of the previous 10 matches paid out on under 2.5 goals. With a 5-3-2 against Metz in recent match-ups in the Ligue 1 Lens will at least be optimistic of adding another win here.
Lens lie 5th in the table on 44 points after 28 games. 3 points behind after 28 games, Metz find themselves in a exceptional 7th place.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookies Lens are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.91 as bookies predict Lens to have a 52% chance of beating Metz. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.30 on offer, while an away win for Metz pays out at 4.60. Lens won just 2 of their last 10 home league games. Metz lost 2 of their last 10 away league games.
Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 51%. This equals odds 1.95 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.80. The last 10 home league games for Lens averaged 3.1 goals per game with BTTS paying out 7 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Metz the average total goals were 2.4 with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 43%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.30 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.60. Lens’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 3.1 goals a game. 6 of Lens’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Metz’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.4 goals per game. 6 of the last 10 away matches for Metz went over 2.5 goals.