Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Following a goalless draw with Lille, Bordeaux will look to return to winning ways in the Ligue 1 when they host Metz to their Stade Matmut Atlantique on Matchday 31. Les Girondins are stuck at the bottom with 23 points in their pocket, but a win over Metz will see them keep their survival hopes alive. Since Bordeaux produced a fine display in the goalless draw with Lille, home win should be considered. Defender Enock Kwateng is banned for the match, while Jimmy Briand remains in the recovery room.
Les Grenats, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Rennes (1-6) and Monaco (1-2), and given their shaky defence, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home team. Matthieu Udol is out for the rest of the season, with all Traore, Maiga, and Centonze missing out as well.
Highlighted Player (Mexer):
Edson Andre Sitoe “Mexer”, who was born in Maputo, Mozambique on September 8, 1988, began his senior career at Desportivo Maputo and he scored three goals in 97 appearances for the club. Mexer played for his home-town club from 2006 to 2010 and in the winter of 2010 he joined Portuguese side Sporting for a fee of €173,000.
The Mozambique centre-back was quickly loaned to Olhanense and it has to be noted that he made 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club in the league. In 2012 he was sold to fellow Portuguese outfit Nacional and after playing 57 league games for the club, Mexer moved to France. The 187-cm-tall footballer signed a contract with Rennes in January, 2014 and he has been playing for les Rouges et Noirs ever since.
Mexer made his debut for Mozambique national team in 2007 and he represented Os Mambas at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored his first goal for Mozambique in a 5-0 win over South Sudan in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Metz):
Thanks to amalgamation of two amateur clubs Metz were founded in 1932 and soon they became a professional team. Les Grenats are one of the oldest professional teams in France, but they have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy. Metz finished the 1997/1998 season in second place in the standings and it has to be noted that they were level on points with champions Lens (worse goal difference).
However, les Grenats won Coupe de France on two occasions (1983/1984, 1987/1988), with the team beating Monaco and Sochaux respectively in the title games. Emmanuel Adebayor is considered one of the most famous players who whore Metz jersey and you should know that the Togolese attacker scored 15 goals in 44 appearances in the league for the club.
Metz play their home games at Stade Saint-Symphorien, the venue which was opened back in September, 1923. Les Grenats wear red shirts and white shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kits is white.