Ligue 1 | AS Saint-Étienne VS FC Metz; Friday 31 May at 02:30 GMT +8

St Etienne, who won their last match in the Ligue 1 Play-off, are hoping to repeat their success. They had 53% possession and 27 attempts on goal, with goals from Irvin Cardona and Nathanaël Mbuku. St Etienne has been on a consistent run of goalscoring, netting in every match in their last six.

FC Metz is aiming to make amends after a loss in their previous Ligue 1 game against Paris Saint-Germain. In that game, Metz had 24% possession and 10 shots at goal, while Paris Saint-Germain had 20 attempts and 8 on target. Metz has been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals. The team’s defensive form remains uncertain, with no two games being the same.

St Etienne and Metz have played two head-to-head matches since 25/10/2020, with St Etienne winning two and Metz drawing three. They have shared 15 goals, with 6 for Les Verts and 9 for Les Grenats, resulting in an average of 2.5 goals per game. The last match was Ligue 2 match day 32 on 22/04/2023, with St Etienne 1-3 FC Metz.

St Etienne boss Olivier Dall’Oglio is confident about his team’s fitness, as they have a fully healthy squad to choose from.

Metz boss László Bölöni is concerned with one fitness issue as Ablie Jallow (Dead leg) will not be playing due to a full-strength squad.

Predicted lineups:

AS Saint-Étienne

Goalkeeper: Gautier Larsonneur
Defenders: Léo Pétrot, Mickael Nade, Yvann Maçon, Dylan Batubinsika
Midfielders: Florian Tardieu, Aïmen Moueffek, Mathieu Cafaro, Dylan Chambost
Forwards: Irvin Cardona, Ibrahim Sissoko

FC Metz

Goalkeeper: Alexandre Oukidja
Defenders: Matthieu Udol, Maxime Colin, Christophe Hérelle, Sadibou Sané
Midfielders: Kevin Van Den Kerkhof, Danley Jean Jacques, Lamine Camara, Kévin N’Doram
Forwards: Papa Amadou Diallo, Georges Mikautadze

  • AS Saint-Étienne – 3 wins
  • FC Metz – 3 wins
  • Draws – 1

Over all competition record

Ligue 1 Table

FC Metz has the potential to score against St Etienne, but may concede some points. Our tip is for a 2-1 St Etienne victory.

Winning probability:

AS Saint-Étienne – 43%

Draw – 27%

FC Metz – 30%

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