Metz – Strasbourg
Victory is a must for Metz last but has been looking forward to a nice Saturday win. It’s an Alsace-Lorraine derby, and the importance can hamper, but Strasbourg has been generous at both ends, has a vigilante and enough offensive profile Terrier to return.
Therefore, follow the tip
Metz has 11 points to rescue and is looking for victory.
The Lorraine club thought about Saturday’s stunning 3-1 victory over Montpellier, the strongest defensive of the ranks.
The home team still lacks the routine defense officer Bisevac, has closed 34 goals into 18 matches and allowed second closest close finishes.
Strasbourg has allowed fourth place and has a heavy and technically poor middle defense (although Mangane scored a good goal Saturday).
The opponents from Alsace have played fresh forwards and been open behind.
The Alsacians are injured about their two best goalkeepers. New absence: Backen Seka.
In return, they will probably get their best offensive man, creative and goalie Terrier, back after two matches.
Where Strasbourg nevertheless scored twice two goals (lost 2-4 to PSG in the league cup and won 2-1 over Toulouse).
Keep an eye on that
There is cold in Lorraine – between 0 and 5 degrees – and it is expected rain the night to Wednesday.
Derby de l’Est is a tradition devastating between the main clubs in the neighboring regions of Lorraine and Alsace. A match the clubs and fans will have to lose.
Both teams played this weekend and may be tired.
Here, Metz himself tried with 3 central defenders, but it meant no less offensive weight, on the contrary.
Metz has only scored 10 goals in 18 matches. And is messy 0-1-8 (4-21) at home.
Strasbourg has only scored 9 goals in 9 week games (but conceded 17). But shows nice form with 6 tabloid league matches in a row, pt 3 wins.
The Alsacians may either return Kamara or Oukidja to the goalkeeper.
They have doubts about the Terrier Terrier and must continue to miss the experienced game distributor Corgnet (however, it has been excellent without him).