November 9, 2018 7:00 pm
on November 8, 2018 7:23 pm
Metz - 0.5 Asian Handicap
2.04 (min. 1.98)
France - League 2
Chateauroux – Metz
Along Red Star and Auxerre, Chateauroux was another performer of previous round taking an important win for them, on the road at 2nd in table Lens. Was a 1-0 for them thanks to a goal scored by bench player Mandanne few minutes after being sent in the pitch. But they were heavily dominated, Lens pushed a lot but were incapable to score. With a steady defense and inspired GK, new coach Usai started with 2 positive results, being undefeated yet. Thanks to thos 4 points won in last 2 rounds Chateauroux climbed at the middle of the table and are looking with some hopes last games in 2018. Boukari is injured and will mis for this game.
Metz suffered their second defeat at home this season, once again 0-1 this time versus Auxerre. If in previous defeat, they were better that LeHavre, but no luck in front of the gate. Now they were second best for almost all the game having in GK Oukidja their best man (actually was the man of the game). Their bad luck was they met a team hungry of points, a team very well organized completely different from what I saw at Auxerre so far. Due also to bad results other teams from the top of the table took this round, Metz remains leader with 1 point more than Brest. Top scorer Diallo is suspended for this trip, Jans is also missing but they recovered striker Opa Nguette.
Despite that defeat Metz is the best team in ligue. Don’t see them having too much troubles against a poor team as Cateauroux proved to be versus top teams. Back Metz. gl