Lille welcomes Metz at Stade Pierre-Mauroy at the start of the new season in the French Ligue 1 hosts already had five games in the last month. In friendly matches they have not shine, they had two defeats against Jihlava 0-1, Zenit St. Petersburg 1-0 and a win against Maccabi Haifa 2-0. Anyway, they made crafts in the form when needed and they picked up a win against Grasshoppers 0-2 on the side in the Champions League, however, disappointed the home in a re-match, and picked up just one point, 1-1. Anyway, they are very strong team and they did not make too many changes compared to last year’s team. Otherwise, they finished the season in third place with 20 wins, 11 draws and 7 defeats also, they had the second strongest defense in the league after PSG. In any case, the hosts have big ambitions in the league and internationally. They keap in their team Kalou and Roux in the attack also, Enyeama was repaired the injury and returned to the first line.
Match: Lille – Metz 21.00h
League: French League
Our prediction: Home win
Odds: 1.50 @ Unibet
On the other hand, the guests returned to the first division last season, they were very dominant in the League 2 they are a very strong team. Anyway, they are in this game probably will not be able to count on their two important players in attack like Sakho and N’Sor, but however, there is a very unpleasant N’Gbakoto.
In any case, this will be an interesting match, but at the beginning of the season we saw the surprise that made Reims against PSG. Nevertheless, the hosts have the opportunity to open the new season with a win. Maybe it will not be convincing, but it should certainly expect a home win.