Metz vs Saint-Etienne Prediction 02.06.2024

Metz

Metz

2 - 2

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Half time: 2 - 1

Full time: 2 - 1

Extra time: 2 - 2

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Saint Etienne

Saint Etienne

1

2.35

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3.60

2

3.20

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  • Competition: France - Ligue 1/ Ligue 2 Playoffs
  • Date: Sunday, 2nd, June 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:00 UTC +1 / 17:00 CEST
  • Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien (Metz)

In an effort to protect their slender one-goal lead, the faltering giant St. Etienne heads to Stade Saint-Symphorien to face Metz in the second leg of the promotion/relegation playoff final on Sunday.

Metz vs Saint-Etienne Betting Tips: BTTS

In their quest for a return to Ligue 1, the 10-time French champions Saint-Etienne find themselves halfway there after taking full advantage of their home ground to secure a narrow 2-1 lead over Metz in the first leg of the promotion/relegation playoff final, with Mathieu Cafaro providing crucial brace assists.

From Metz's perspective, they aren't too concerned about heading into the return leg with a one-goal deficit, as they'll rely on their recent dominant record against Sunday's opponent, having outplayed Sainte in four of the last five H2H meetings at Saint-Symphorien, three of which resulted in victories with at least a two-goal margin.

While the Ligue 1 side should be able to retaliate with equal force at the very least, another dynamic and action-packed contest is a highly probable outcome here, as Les Grenats' attacking stance and pursuit of an early goal could leave them vulnerable at the opposite end of the pitch.

However, there's no denying that the Lorraine club has been in disarray in recent weeks, as they've ended each of their previous five battles of any format on the losing side, with fingers pointing at the defense as the main culprit for this dismal streak of form, after shipping two or more goals in each of those failures.

Despite missing out on automatic promotion spots due to a dismal finish to the Ligue 2 season, Saint-Etienne have fortunately come within touching distance of returning to French football's elite, but they'll first need to protect their hard-earned first-leg lead, which won't be an easy task, especially considering that three of their last four away trips have seen them concede 2+ goals.

With the in-form Georgian talisman Georges Mikautadze leading the attack, Metz have had no trouble finding the back of the net - doing so in all but their 0-2 loss to champions PSG in their last 13 competitive matches - but the need for a full-throttle offensive approach carries risks, as it will only make it easier for Les Verts to score against a shaky defense that has struggled to keep clean sheets this term. Plus, the latest clashes between these sides have been goal-rich, with each of the last three containing at least three goals and both nets being breached, which backs up our BTTS choice.

Metz vs Saint Etienne Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Saint Etienne

    2 : 1

    Metz

    Ligue 1 Play-offs

  2. Saint Etienne

    1 : 3

    Metz

    Ligue 2

  3. Metz

    3 : 2

    Saint Etienne

    Ligue 2

  4. Saint Etienne

    1 : 0

    Metz

    Ligue 1

  5. Metz

    1 : 1

    Saint Etienne

    Ligue 1

Metz

Metz team news

Gambian winger Ablie Jallow has not returned to the pitch since suffering a knee injury in the 2-3 thriller loss to Rennes on matchday 32 of Ligue 1, joining his attacking teammates Joel Asoro and Benjamin Tetteh in the recovery room.

After exiting the field injured shortly before the end of the first half of the playoff final's first leg, there is a chance that Cheikh Sabaly may not recover in time for the return match at Saint-Symphorien.

Last matches of Metz

  1. Saint Etienne

    2 : 1

    Metz

    Ligue 1 Play-offs

  2. Metz

    0 : 2

    PSG

    Ligue 1

  3. Strasbourg

    2 : 1

    Metz

    Ligue 1

  4. Metz

    2 : 3

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

  5. Metz

    1 : 2

    Lille

    Ligue 1

Metz lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Alexandre Oukidja

Defenders

  • 3

    Matthieu Udol

  • 38

    Sadibou Sane

  • 8

    Ismael Traore

  • 2

    Maxime Colin

Midfielders

  • 18

    Lamine Camara

  • 6

    Kevin N'Doram

  • 27

    Danley Jean Jacques

Forwards

  • 7

    Papa Amadou Diallo

  • 10

    Georges Mikautadze

  • 22

    Kevin Van Den Kerkhof

Saint Etienne

Saint-Etienne team news

Regarding Saint-Etienne, they too weren't spared in the first leg of the promotion/relegation playoff final, as Aimen Moueffek was subbed off in the 80th minute, but the Moroccan midfielder might be available for Sunday's decider.

Due to leg and knee injuries, the long-term injured duo of Ibrahima Wadji and Stephane Diarra remain sidelined for this contest, so head coach Olivier Dall'Oglio is expected to name the same eleven that beat Metz 2-1 on Thursday.

Last matches of Saint Etienne

  1. Saint Etienne

    2 : 1

    Metz

    Ligue 1 Play-offs

  2. Saint Etienne

    2 : 0

    Rodez

    Ligue 2

  3. Quevilly Rouen

    2 : 1

    Saint Etienne

    Ligue 2

  4. Saint Etienne

    1 : 1

    Rodez

    Ligue 2

  5. Guingamp

    2 : 2

    Saint Etienne

    Ligue 2

Saint Etienne lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Gautier Larsonneur

Defenders

  • 19

    Leo Petrot

  • 3

    Mickael Nade

  • 21

    Dylan Batubinsika

  • 27

    Yvann Macon

Midfielders

  • 5

    Florian Tardieu

  • 18

    Mathieu Cafaro

  • 14

    Dylan Chambost

  • 26

    Lamine Fomba

  • 11

    Irvin Cardona

Forwards

  • 9

    Ibrahim Sissoko

5 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Metz have struck at least one goal in 12 of their last 13 competitive fixtures.
  2. Metz's backline has been breached at least twice in each of the last five matches.
  3. Eight of Metz's last 10 matches have seen goals at both ends of the pitch.
  4. Saint-Etienne have conceded exactly two goals in three of their last four away matches.
  5. Four of Saint-Etienne's last five matches across all competitions have ended in BTTS.

Main prediction Metz - Saint Etienne

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

57% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:2.35

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.98

Metz vs Saint-Etienne - FAQ

? Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video (Fra), beIN Sports 1 (Aus), Diema Sport 3 (Bul), Digi Sport 2 (Rom), Eleven Sports 2 (Poland), MEGOGO Futbol+ (Wrl), Nova Sport 5 (Cze)

? Who is Metz's player to watch?

Of course, Georges Mikautadze is the leading goal scorer for Metz in this campaign, having scored 13 goals, and much is expected from him in the crucial return leg on Sunday.

? Who is Saint-Etienne's player to watch?

Ibrahim Sissoko represents the most dangerous figure in Saint-Etienne's attack this season, as the Malian forward has netted 13 goals.