Strasbourg vs Metz Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg will be the stage for a dramatic Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. RC Strasbourg, aiming…

Strasbourg vs Metz

The Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg will be the stage for a dramatic Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. RC Strasbourg, aiming to solidify their mid-table position, welcomes FC Metz, embroiled in a desperate fight against relegation. Here’s a closer look at the contrasting situations:

Match

  • Teams: RC Strasbourg vs FC Metz
  • Compettition: Ligue 1
  • Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but Ligue 1 matches typically start between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time).
  • Venue: Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg, France

Prediction

While Strasbourg seeks stability, Metz’s fight for survival adds a layer of unpredictability. Here’s how the match could unfold:

  • Strasbourg Win (More Likely): Given their home advantage and slightly better form, Strasbourg is favored to win, especially if they can exploit Metz’s missing attacker.
  • Draw: A tense and tight match could end in a draw, particularly if Metz defends resolutely.
  • Metz Win (Upset): This is less likely, but Metz’s desperation for survival and recent away success against Strasbourg could lead to an upset, especially if they find a way to score without their key attacker.

Lineups (Predicted)

RC Strasbourg (3-4-2-1):

  • Goalkeeper: Sels
  • Defenders: Nyamsi, Perrin, Djiku
  • Midfielders: Guilbert, Prcic, Bellegarde, Delaine
  • Attacking Midfielders: Diallo, Thomasson
  • Forward: Ajorque

FC Metz (4-4-2):

  • Goalkeeper: Oukidja
  • Defenders: Bronn, Kouyaté, Caneba, Udol
  • Midfielders: Sarr, Maïga, Aholou, Boulaya
  • Forwards: Jallow, Niane

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • Strasbourg Win: Moderate Odds (around -170 or lower)
  • Draw: Moderate Odds (around +250)
  • Metz Win: Higher Odds (around +350 or higher)

H2H (Head-to-Head)

  • Strasbourg holds a slight historical edge:
    • Won 8 out of the last 26 meetings.
  • However, recent trends favor Metz in away fixtures:
    • Won 3 out of their last 5 away games against Strasbourg.

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