Our football match prediction:
Metz did remarkably well to secure the Ligue 1 survival last term, with the team finishing the season in 14th place in the standings. Les Grenats want to keep the top flight status as longer as possible and picking up points from home games could prove to be the key to the team’s success in the 2017/2018 season. Metz welcome Guingamp at their Stade Saint-Symphorien in the opening match of the season and we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from Saturday’s football game. Nolan Roux joined the club in the summer transfer window and the former Saint-Etienne attacker will be the man to watch in the home team. Guingamp, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Bordeaux and Torino (pre-season) and we would not be surprised if they visitors return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in Metz the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highligted Player (Opa Nguette):
After spending his youth career at Mantes and Valenciennes, Opa Nguette made his senior debut for Mantes in 2011. In 2012 he returned to his boyhood club Valenciennes and it has to be noted that the attacker scored 8 goals in 60 appearances for the club from 2012 to 2016. Opa Nguette is currently playing for Metz in Ligue 1 and his contract with the club expires on June 30, 2019. The pacey footballer who is capable of playing as both left and right winger has three caps for France U20 team, but he made his senior debut with Senegal. Opa Nguette played 65 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Nigeria on his debut for the Senegal national team. The Caen attacker, who was born in Mantes-la-Jolie on July 8, 1994, scored four goals for Metz in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. He made three assists for his teammates as well during the season and you should bear in mind that he played 33 games in the league for les Grenats.
Highlighted Team (Guingamp):
En Avant de Guingamp Cotes-d’Armor are a French football club based in the commune of Guingamp. Guingamp was founded back in 1912 and it has to be noted that a number of top-class footballers played for the club in the past. The likes of Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Fabrice Abriel and Vincent Candela all wore Guingamp’s shirt and, no doubt, the club served them as a springboard. Guingamp returned to the Ligue 1 in 2013 and they have been competing in the French elite division ever since. In 1996 the French team did well to win the Intertoto Cup and book their place in European competitions for the first time ever. However, Italian giants proved to be a big catch for the Ligue 1 club in the first round of the UEFA Cup. One year later Guingamp made it to the French Cup final, but they were more than unfortunate not to lift the trophy. After playing out a draw with Nice in the regular time, the Stade de Roudourou outfit were eventually beaten by les Aiglones on penalties.