Orléans and Metz meet at Stade de la Source, in a match for the 20th round of the Liga 2. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 03-08-2018, the Metz won at home by (5 -one). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 26 points won, after 8 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Ajaccio, by (1-3). In the last match, they won in an away match against Béziers, by (1-2). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Coupe de France, they beat L’Aiglon du Lamentin at home (3-2), at the end of the extra time. In the last 10 home league matches Orléans has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5, for which they have won 13 points out of 30 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 13 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Currently the Orléans is in the middle of the table, in an area without many things to worry about, but it is clear that improving the campaign is always good and is behind that will go. The local factor can greatly influence this duel, as the owners of the house gain more strength to go in search of victory, but to face the championship leader will need to have more attention. In this way, it aims to cancel the opponent from the initial minutes, having possession of the ball and controlling the duel, as this increases the probability of winning. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 41 points won, after 13 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Red Star, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Valenciennes, by (0-2). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in away matches; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Coupe de France, they beat Olympique St Quentin by (1-2) at the end of extra time. In the last 10 away league matches Metz has a record of 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 23 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 10 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have won the first leg in 2. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 10 away matches for this competition: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’- 90 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (0’-15 ‘).
The great campaign that the Metz has been doing fills the eyes of the fans, since they are leading the championship, they are in the zone of access and they continue to show quality football, unlike most other clubs. The expectation is to stay that way throughout the season, since he hopes to return to the national elite, so regularity is a key element for this and that is precisely why he wants a positive result in this round. We know about the quality of the visitors and it will not be surprising if he wins, but the least he expects is a draw. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
PREDICTION: Metz to win @ 2.00