Metz vs AS Monaco Prediction 30.03.2024

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Metz

2 : 5

Monaco

Monaco

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5.5

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4.3

2

1.7

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  • Competition: France - Ligue 1
  • Date: Saturday, 30th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 16.00 UTC / 17.00 CET
  • Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien (Metz)

It's a high-stakes encounter as Metz and Monaco lock horns at Stade Saint-Symphorien this Saturday, with one team fighting for survival while the other battles for a coveted top-three spot.

Metz vs AS Monaco Betting Tips: Monaco to Win

The club from the province of Lorraine has efficiently capitalized on matchups against their relegation-threatened counterparts, securing back-to-back shutout victories against the third-from-bottom Nantes and the red lantern Clermont, bolstering their chances of staying in Ligue 1, after being promoted last campaign as the Ligue 2 runners-up.

Following a brief resurgence, Metz was swiftly brought back down to earth after suffering a late 1-2 defeat away from home against the European-chasing Reims, marking their 15th match in the French top-flight this season without a single point, unfortunately equalling their fellow strugglers Nantes (15) in terms of endured setbacks.

Languishing in the penultimate position with three points adrift from safety - two less than Les Canaris occupying the playoff relegation spot - with dwindling time on hand, the Marrons will urgently need to devise an escape plan from the drop zone, although their lackluster home record this term isn't exactly the strongest pillar for confidence.

Despite bringing a glint of joy to their devoted supporters in their most recent home clash (just the second one) with a solitary one-goal triumph over bottom-dwellers Clermont, the Laszlo Boloni-led side still maintains its unenviable status as the weakest Ligue 1 host - the only one with a single-digit tally of points (9) - having succumbed to seven defeats on their own patch in 12 home matches.

While striving to resurface in the safety zone, Metz faces a stern test in the form of Monaco, not only a highly ambitious side chasing a direct ticket to the Champions League group stage but also an opponent that has often been their Achilles' heel, inflicting them with an incredible 12 defeats in their last 14 head-to-head encounters.

Their outstanding H2H history against relegation candidates is music to the ears of the principality outfit, especially after weeks of unpredictable and oscillating displays, claiming maximum points on just three occasions in their last nine Ligue 1 contests, while last week saw them squander two points in the drowning seconds to draw 2-2 against Lorient.

Fully aware of the hellish fixture list in the coming weeks, facing off against direct rivals for European football, anything less than securing three points from the weekend visit would be deemed a failure for Monaco. With no room for complacency as Lille, Nice, and Lens lurk closely behind, the principality outfit will be plotting their path to victory, drawing strength from their impressive away displays, amassing 25 points to date, securing the title of the second-best travelers in the top-flight, only behind the indomitable PSG.

Metz vs Monaco Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Monaco

    2 : 1

    Metz

    Ligue 1

  2. Metz

    1 : 2

    Monaco

    Ligue 1

  3. Monaco

    4 : 0

    Metz

    Ligue 1

  4. Monaco

    0 : 0

    Metz

    Coupe de France

  5. Monaco

    4 : 0

    Metz

    Ligue 1

Metz

Metz team news

The participation of Maxime Colin in Friday's Ligue 1 action hangs in the balance, as the seasoned defender was forced off the pitch in the 35th minute of Metz's narrow 1-2 defeat to Reims due to an injury sustained in his final outing before the international break.

The availability of Didier Lamkel Ze, borrowed from Hatayspor, hangs in uncertainty as he battles with an undisclosed injury in recent times, while coach Laszlo Boloni will be without the services of Cheikh Sabaly due to a suspension stemming from yellow card accumulation.

Last matches of Metz

  1. Metz

    0 : 0

    Troyes

    Club Friendlies 3

  2. Reims

    2 : 1

    Metz

    Ligue 1

  3. Metz

    1 : 0

    Clermont

    Ligue 1

  4. Nantes

    0 : 2

    Metz

    Ligue 1

  5. Metz

    1 : 2

    Lyon

    Ligue 1

Metz lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Alexandre Oukidja

Defenders

  • 3

    Matthieu Udol

  • 5

    Fali Cande

  • 29

    Christophe Herelle

  • 38

    Sadibou Sane

Midfielders

  • 11

    Didier Lamkel Ze

  • 18

    Lamine Camara

  • 27

    Danley Jean Jacques

  • 22

    Kevin Van Den Kerkhof

Forwards

  • 10

    Georges Mikautadze

  • 25

    Arthur Atta

Monaco

AS Monaco team news

Meanwhile, Monaco is still contending with a handful of injuries among their squad, as Caio Henrique and Guillermo Maripan are guaranteed to be sidelined, while Mohammed Salisu, Mohamed Camara, and Breel Embolo must undergo evaluation before Saturday's trip.

Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria picked up an injury on international duty against Denmark, but he wouldn't have been available against Metz anyway, as he was handed a red card in the last Ligue 1 outing that will see him miss one match.

Last matches of Monaco

  1. Monaco

    2 : 2

    Lorient

    Ligue 1

  2. Strasbourg

    0 : 1

    Monaco

    Ligue 1

  3. Monaco

    0 : 0

    PSG

    Ligue 1

  4. RC Lens

    2 : 3

    Monaco

    Ligue 1

  5. Monaco

    1 : 2

    Toulouse

    Ligue 1

Monaco lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Radoslaw Majecki

Defenders

  • 20

    Kassoum Ouattara

  • 88

    Soungoutou Magassa

  • 5

    Thilo Kehrer

  • 99

    Wilfried Singo

Midfielders

  • 19

    Youssouf Fofana

  • 37

    Edan Diop

  • 17

    Aleksandr Golovin

  • 21

    Maghnes Akliouche

  • 18

    Takumi Minamino

Forwards

  • 10

    Wissam Ben Yedder

4 Reasons why we expect Monaco to Win

  1. Metz is currently the worst home team in Ligue 1 with a single-digit points tally (9).
  2. Metz has lost seven of their opening 12 home matches in the elite tier.
  3. Monaco has been exceptional on their travels lately, winning four out of their last five.
  4. Monaco has managed to defeat Metz an incredible 12 times out of their last 14 encounters.

Main prediction Metz - Monaco

Monaco to win

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56% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Metz vs AS Monaco - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video (Fra), Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), CANAL+ Sport 2 (Pol), Eleven Sports 2 (Pol), ESPN 2 (Bra), MEGOGO, Nova Sport 2 (Cze), Nova Sports (Cyp), Nova Sports (Hel), Voyo (Cze), Voyo (Svk), Ziggo Sport Voetbal

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Who is Metz's player to watch?

Georges Mikautadze is leading Metz's attack brilliantly this season, boasting 5 goals and 3 assists to his name.

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Who is AS Monaco's player to watch?

Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder is one of the top attackers in Ligue 1 with 11 goals and one assist.