Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Lorient and Metz face each other at Stade du Moustoir in the relegation six-pointer. Les Merlus have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to both PSG and Nice, while beating St Etienne 6-2 in front of home fans. Lorient are eager to escape the danger zone, and they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. All Jeremy Morel, Enzo Le Fee, Julien Laporte, and Stephane Diarra are likely to miss the midweek game with injuries.
Les Grenats, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table with only 24 points in their pocket. Given Metz’s poor run of results, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the home side. To make things even worse for the visiting team, Senegal forward Ibrahima Niane is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Monconduit):
Thomas Monconduit is a product of Auxerre football academy. The midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps outfit and continued playing for the club at senior level. Monconduit scored three goals in 63 appearances for Auxerre II and he played 42 games for the first team from 2012 to 2014.
In 2015 he joined Amiens and you should bear in mind that the 178-cm-tall midfielder made 36 appearances for les Licornes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign. Amiens finished the season in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight. Thomas Monconduit scored three goals during the season and, no doubt, he played a very important role in Christophe Pelissier’s team in the 2016/2017 season.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Thomas Monconduit has a contract with Amiens which expires on June 30, 2018 and his preferred foot is right. Louis DENOLLE is the player’s agent.
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.