Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Allianz Riviera will host Sunday’s football game between Nice and Metz. Les Aiglons have been totally unpredictable in the 2020/21 season, but they failed to spoil PSG’s party at Parc des Princes at the weekend. Nice are seven points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that their Ligue 1 status could soon be in great danger. Since the likes of Atal, Danilo, Dante, Dolberg, Mvula Lotomba, and Reine-Adelaide are likely to miss the game with injuries, home win should not be considered.
Les Grenats, on the other hand, are enjoying a season to remember, with the sitting just above the Europa League berth in the Ligue 1 standings. Metz are eager to put an end to their three-game winless run, and given the number of absentees in the home team, away win should be considered. Teenage midfielder Pape Sarr, who suffered an injury in a 2-1 loss to Strasbourg, is unlikely to feature against Nice.
Highlighted Player (Morgan Schneiderlin):
Morgan Schneiderlin is a French football player born on 8th of November 1989 in Zellwiller. Schneiderlin started his football career for RC Strasbourg where he made his debut in 2006/2007 for the first team. After playing for 231 games for Southampton he made a transfer to Manchester United in summer 2015 for approximately 34 million euro.
Schneiderlin made his debut for the French national tam in June 2014 after his impressive performances for Southampton. Schneiderlin played for more than 10 games in the French national team and will play a lot more in the near future. Schneiderlin is a right-footed defensive midfielder which is known for playing very rough and is not afraid to tackle his direct opponent. In the season 2012/2013 Schneiderlin was rewarded as player of the year for Southampton.
The football career of Schneiderlin is remarkable showing that it’s possible for every hard working football player to reach the top. In 10 seasons of professional football the only prize Schneiderlin won was the Football League Trophy with Southampton in 2009/2010.
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.