January 11, 2019 7:00 pm
on January 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Over 2.5 goals
2.19 (min. 2.15)
France - League 2
Orleans – Metz
Orleans had a very strange first part of the season alternating long period of bad games with one with excellent results. They started with a series of 6 games without a win (4 defeats) followed by an incredible series of 6 wins. They year 2018 was ended with another series of bad results losing 5 times and won 1 in last 7 games. So, a tally of 26 points which keep them at the middle of the table – which is OK keeping in mind they lost some players and one of their top player last season Benkaid was injured all season long, but recovered now. An athletic team which are playing quite offensive football often neglecting the defense. No wonder why they have 2nd worst defense in the league.
Despite having one game in hand, (the one postponed from last round of the year versus Nancy) Metz won the first part of the season having 3 points more than 2nd spot Brest. They dominated the season from the start to the end being the most entitled team for direct promotion in Ligue 1. They proved to be a balanced team and for sure the strongest team in the league, despite having some unexpected syncope at home where lost twice (0-1 vs LeHavre and vs Auxerre). But they are the best team on the road where lost one and won 7 times in 10 trips. Perhaps they will continue the second part of the season with same squad so not too much activity on the transfer market is expected. Metz will travel here without main coach and Rivierez injured.
In reverse game Diallo, coming from the bench, scored 4 times in Metz win 5-1. Both teams are playing some attractive attacking football and perhaps we will see here an overish game. So back over 2.5 gl