Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien will host Saturday’s football game between Metz and Nice. Les Grenats have been playing some low-scoring games of late, with under 2.5 goals being netted in each of their last four league fixtures. Metz failed to find the net in both 1-0 loss to Rennes and goalless draw with Bordeux, and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to the negative trend. Algeria international Boulaya has been tested positive for coronavirus, while Cabit, N’Doram, Nguette, Niane, Pajot, and Udol remain in the recovery room.
Les Aiglons, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Brest. Nice are not regarded as good travellers, and given the importance of the match for Metz, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien Metz recorded a 2-1 win over Nice. Alves de Barros is banned, while Danilo, Dante, Lees Melou, and Maolida are all out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted 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 (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.