Metz hosts Olympique Lyonnais at Stade Saint-Symphorien
Metz hosts Olympique Lyonnais at Stade Saint-Symphorien in a game from the 26th round of the Ligue 1. That’s a good moment for us to preview it in our soccer matches tomorrow. Should we begin?
Metz are still trying to get as away as possible from the danger zone in the Ligue 1. At this moment they are 15th in the standings with 28 points, but just two points ahead of the 18th Dijon and the relegation playoff zone. Every point they can win right now would be welcomed and will help their cause.
In the previous round Metz recorded their 10th draw for the season. Vincent Hognon’s team traveled to Nantes where the two teams ended their game 0-0. Metz finished the game with a man less on the pitch because the substitute Farid Boulaya got sent off in the second half. He won’t be avaliable for selection against Olympique Lyonnais on Friday.
Speaking of Olympique Lyonnais, let’s see what’s going on with them. Les Gones are currently 11th in the standings with 34 points, which is really not the place they would like to see themselves in the table. Rudi Garcia’s team didn’t win neither one of its last four matches in the league, which is the reason for Lyonnais being out of the Top 10 at the moment.
Last week Olympique Lyonnais made their 7th draw for the campaign. The former champions hosted Strasbourg at the Groupama Stadium, but the game ended without a winner – 1-1. Bertrand Traore scored first for the hosts, but Lucien Zohi equalised for the visitors.
In our soccer matches tomorrow we can make the conclusion that Olympique Lyonnais are certainly not happy with their current performance, so they will try to improve as much as they can. On the other hand for Metz this is a chance to use Les Gones’ problems in their favour.