Brest vs. Metz – Score prediction (05.10.2019)




Overview.

Brest and Metz will face each other in Ligue 1 for the first time since March 1991 (0-0). Brest are unbeaten in their last six games against Metz in the top-flight (W3 D3), their last loss dating back to March 1987 (0-3). Metz have lost four of their last six games against a promoted team in Ligue 1 (W1 D1), as many as in their previous 14 (W7 D3). Brest are winless in their last seven league games against Metz (D3 L4) – all in Ligue 2. Metz can stay unbeaten in three consecutive Ligue 1 games for the first time since December 2017-January 2018 (5 – W3 D2). Brest have won only once in their last 20 games in Ligue 1 (D6 L13), in August against Reims (1-0).

Match Info.

Competition: FRANCE Ligue 1 – Round 9
Kick off: 05.10.2019, 18:00 UTC.
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Blé (Brest).
Referee: Gautier A. (Fra).


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Teams Comparison.

Despite being winless in their last five Ligue 1 (L1) outings (D3, L2), Brest can take confidence from the fact that they lost just one of their previous 22 league games across France’s top two divisions (W14, D7, L1). The hosts will hope to improve on their historical top-flight H2H record against Metz at Stade Francis-Le Blé (W4, D3, L3). However, a major concern for Brest manager Olivier Dall’Oglio will be his side’s leaky defence, which has conceded an average of 1.63 goals per L1 fixture so far – L1’s joint-second worst average.

Visitors Metz travel here after winning just one of their opening four L1 away matches (W1, D1, L2). In addition, they possess the division’s joint-second worst away record in attack, with just 0.5 goals scored on average per away fixture. The visitors often start slow, as evidenced by the fact that five of their six L1 away goals conceded this season have arrived in the first half. As a result, they have been behind at the break in three of their four L1 road trips this term, for a half-time record of: W1, L3.

Quick Facts.

  • Metz striker Habibou Diallo leads the L1 scoring charts with six goals so far, four of which have come in the opening half hour.
  • Brest midfielder Yoann Court has been directly involved in 62.5% of his team’s eight L1 goals to date (two goals, three assists).
  • Three of Brest’s four L1 home games have seen them go into the interval with a clean sheet.
  • There has been a goalless second half in each of the last three league clashes between these sides.
  • Each of Metz’s four L1 road trips have seen only one side score before half-time.
  • Pre-match League Table.

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