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Metz vs Rodez Prediction, Betting Odds, and Free Tips 31/01/2023

After six games without defeat, Metz remains one of the teams fighting for promotion. The opposite is true for Rodez, whose poor form has kept them in the relegation places. To choose the best picks for Metz vs Rodez, read about our predictions and betting tips for free: 

Our Best Prediction and Betting Tips for Metz vs Rodez

Metz to win

At the beginning of the season, Metz visited Rodez and won 4-1, and from the first matchday, you could already see the problems Didier Santini’s team would have. This time The Maroons will be playing at home, where they are stronger, maybe the result won’t be as big, but we expect Lazlo’s team to continue their good run and get the three points.

Under 2.5 Goals

Despite Metz’s positive run, they have decreased the number of goals scored, but at the same time, they are conceding fewer goals. Although the previous h2h had a total of 5 goals, we expect much less this time, as the style of the home team has changed, that’s why 5 of their last 7 games ended with less than 2.5 goals.

BTTS – No

Rodez’s scoring average is less than 1.00 per game, against strong teams, the average is even lower. In 3 of The Maroons’ last 5 matches, they have kept 3 clean sheets and conceded just 2 goals in that period. Based on this data, we doubt that only one team, or perhaps none of them will score.

Metz vs Rodez Preview: Will Metz Maintain Its Positive Streak?

Metz

The Marrons missed out on third place after drawing with Valenciennes, a team that on paper should have been easy. However, Lazlo Baloni’s side struggled to put the ball in the back of the net, as despite taking 20 shots, almost all of them went wide. Valenciennes took the lead with the only shot on target they had. After failing to score in the 90 minutes, it looked as if Metz’s defeat was imminent, but in injury time Leny Joseph scored the equaliser.

Despite the result, they will be confident in upping the ante in Round 21. While pole position is out of their grasp with Le Havre claiming an eleven-point advantage, the second automatic promotion slot is only four points away. All eyes will be on Georgian forward Georges Mikautadze to deliver the goals. The 22-year-old forward has hit the back of the net 9 times this season and is the second-highest scorer in the league thus far. Moreover, he has added to their cause with an additional four assists, a tally only equalled by Youssef Maziz in Metz colours.

Rodez

The Blood and Golds were playing their way out of the relegation zone against an accessible opponent. However, Didier Santini’s team showed once again that they need to improve line by line to get the results they need to get out of the relegation zone. Rodez will visit one of the strongest teams in the competition, and it will be incredible if they can get points. With a win the team can overtake Dijon, who are in 16th position.

As it stands, they have not won a game in regulation time in five attempts across all competitions. They have managed to continue their adventures in the Coupe de France with extra-time victories but their tales in Ligue 2 are different. They are three matches removed from their last victory which came at Dijob’s expense at the tail end of the 2022 calendar year. Goals have been difficult to come by and this is evidenced by the fact that top-scorer Clement Depres only has four strikes to his name, while three other players have half his tally.

A Brief Review of Metz vs Rodez Stats and Odds

If you want to bet on the top odds for Metz vs Rodez, check our selection of odds from the best betting sites:

Head to Head

31/01/23

France Ligue 2 LI2

Metz

Metz

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

1

1

Last Five - Metz

19/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Metz

Metz

2

0

L

12/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Metz

Metz

2

1

L

04/05/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Rennes

Rennes

Metz

Metz

3

2

L

28/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lille

Lille

Metz

Metz

2

1

L

21/04/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Le Havre

Le Havre

Metz

Metz

0

1

W

Last Five - Rodez Aveyron

24/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

St Etienne

St Etienne

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

2

0

L

17/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

0

2

W

10/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

St Etienne

St Etienne

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

1

1

D

03/05/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Annecy

Annecy

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

3

1

L

27/04/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Concarneau

Concarneau

Rodez Aveyron

Rodez Aveyron

1

2

W

Frequent Questions about Metz vs Rodez

Metz vs Rodez

Match schedule – The matchup will take place on January 31st at 19:45

Venue – Stade Saint Symphorien in Metz

Bookmakers odds – Home Team 4/7 (1.57) – Away Team 19/4 (5.75)

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.


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