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Metz vs Lille Prediction, Game Odds and Free Tips (08/08/2021)

2020/21 French Ligue 1 winners, Lille, kick off the new season with an away match against Metz. This preview looks into this fixture and includes top free betting tips for our readers.

Our best three picks for Metz vs Lille

Our soccer tips contain no bias and have been researched using the latest team stats, data and available information. Here are our best tips for Metz vs Lille:

Note: The odds for this fixture are correct at the time of writing our preview. Please visit the bookmaker for updated prices.

Yilmaz to open his goals account in the first game of the season

Turkish international, Burak Yilmaz should be in content for a starting spot in the first game of the season. It should be remembered that Yilmaz was one of the most outstanding players in Ligue 1 last season and helped Lille secure the title. The 36-year-old provided Portuguese forward, Xeka, with an assist when Lille defeated PSG in Champions Trophy on the first day of August.

Lille favourites to win

Lille is the favourite team to win this game. They have bagged the first silverware after cruising past PSG in Trophee des Champions at the start of the month and should build on that to win their first match of the season. Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz are favourites to lead the attacking line on matchday.

Lille to open the scoring

We also think Lille has the quality both upfront and at the back to open the scoring in this fixture. Lille has 4W and 1L in the last five meetings with Metz. Moreover, the visitors bagged four clean sheets in those five games.

Game Preview: Lille Looking for another Good Run in Ligue 1 2021/22 Season

As the new season kicks off, returning champions Lille will be hopeful for more silverware this season. A fixture against Metz to kick-start the new season should motivate the visitors going forward. Our team previews did deeper.

Metz

Metz finished 10th last season, a position they will want to build on in the new season. The hosts’ last victory over Lille was a 2-nil win on the road back in May 2017. The hosts have avoided relegation since making it back to Ligue 1 in 2014. And with Frederic Antonetti still in charge, Metz head coach hopes to improve on his performance. Metz has six new signings heading to the new season.

Lille

Victory over PSG in the Champions Trophy at the start of the month clearly demonstrated that Lille is still here to contend for the title. After the departure of head coach, Christophe Galtier, who guided Lille to the title last season, a new manager has already bagged his first silverware. Lille’s new head coach, Jocelyn Gourvennec joined the visitors from Ligue 2 side, Guingamp. It all remains to be seen if Jocelyn Gourvennec will keep the winning momentum going after defeating PSG’s Pochettino in the Cup final early in the month.

Top Team Stats, Betting Odds and More Stats for Metz vs Lille

France Ligue 1
Metz
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Lille
August 8, 2021
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Metz vs Lille

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08/08/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
3 - 3
Lille
Lille
09/04/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
0 - 2
Lille
Lille
13/09/20
FL1
Lille
Lille
1 - 0
Metz
Metz
09/11/19
FL1
Lille
Lille
0 - 0
Metz
Metz
28/04/18
FL1
Lille
Lille
3 - 1
Metz
Metz

Metz

Last 5

17/09/21
FL1
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
3 - 0
Metz
Metz
12/09/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
0 - 2
Troyes
Troyes
29/08/21
FL1
Clermont Foot
Clermont Foot
2 - 2
Metz
Metz
22/08/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
1 - 1
Reims
Reims
15/08/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
2 - 0
Metz
Metz

Lille

Last 5

18/09/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
1 - 0
Lille
Lille
14/09/21
UCL
Lille
Lille
0 - 0
Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
10/09/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
2 - 1
Lille
Lille
29/08/21
FL1
Lille
Lille
2 - 1
Montpellier
Montpellier
21/08/21
FL1
St Etienne
St Etienne
1 - 1
Lille
Lille

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the new head coach for Lille?

Jocelyn Gourvennec

Who is the head coach for Metz?

The hosts have retained the services of Frederic Antonetti.

Who will be the referee in this match?

Eric Wattellier

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