Ligue 1: Lille – Metz, opinion, probable line-ups, match channel

Opening the 25th day of Ligue 1, LOSC receives FC Metz! A Lille team with a see-saw performance faces a Metz team which is trying somehow to leave the relegation zone. Can we expect a similar scenario in the first leg?

Drawing : "Ligue 1: Lille - Metz, opinion, probable line-ups, match channel"

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In great shape for the month of December, LOSC has experienced a less good blow since the start of 2022 and will seek to install a positive dyadic when receiving FC Metz. Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men display a mixed record of 2 successes for as many defeats and a draw over the last 5 days of championship. They remain in particular on a precious victory on the lowest score in Montpellier (0-1). A success that allows the northern club to rank 10th of the ranking but above all, of return to just two units from Rennes, 5th.

Although FC Metz’s 2020-2021 campaign, punctuated by a nice 10th place, could portend an interesting 2021-2022 season, the latter is very disappointing. The Lorraine team is forced to fight to maintainas evidenced by his record of 4 wins, 8 draws, 12 defeats and his 19th place in the standings. Despite this position temporarily sending the Messins directly to Ligue 2, all hopes are allowed! Before the start of a new episode of the French championship, FC Metz is only one step behind Saint-Étienne, 18th, Lorient, 17th, and Troyes, 16th. Everything is played in a pocket handkerchief and could totally change in the coming weeks.

In the first leg, the two teams had delivered a meeting with an incredible scenario ended in a 3-3 draw snatched in the last moments by LOSC. To note that Metz has not won against Lille since May 2017, which corresponds to a series of 6 consecutive confrontations without success. The Messins have lost 4 times in the last 6 oppositions.

The opinion of the editorial staff: 2-1

If this 2021-2022 Ligue 1 season proves to be almost impossible to predict, Lille seems able to continue after its nice success in Montpellier last week. Especially since FC Metz, in difficulty, will be deprived of players like De Préville and Centonze.

The probable compositions

Lille: Jardim, Celik, Fonte, Botman, Djalo; Gudmundsson, Andre, Yilmaz, Bamba; Gomes, David

Metz: Caillard; Bronn, Kouyate, Amadou, Cande; Traore, Pajot, Delaine; Boulaya; Mafouta, Niane

The match channel

This meeting will be broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. on the following channel: Amazon Prime Video

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