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Reims vs. Metz Prediction, Top Odds and Fixture Tips(18/04/2021)

Reims and Metz look comfortable in their 12th and 10th positions respectively. But will Metz defeat Reims for the second time this season? Punditfeed has the details in this fixture analysis and prediction.

Free Predictions for Reims vs. Metz

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Match Result: Reims @ 29/20

Match Totals: Under [email protected] 1/2

Clean Sheet: [email protected] 7/5

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Reims to Win

Despite losing the reverse fixture to Metz back in September 2020, Reims comes into this fixture with the best run of form compared to their Sunday opponents. Metz has been plagued by inconsistencies and hasn’t won a Ligue 1 match since their 2-1 victory at Bordeaux in late February. The hosts may not have been scoring a lot of goals but we are backing them to edge out Metz with a narrow win on Sunday 18th April 2021.

Total Goals: Under 2.5

We don’t expect a high scoring fixture when Reims hosts Metz at Stade Auguste Delaune on Sunday. The hosts have not been scoring a lot of goals since the start of their unbeaten run on 13th February. They have been scoring an average of one goal per match. Because Reims looks set to collect at least a point in this fixture, their strong defence will play significance. Metz may have been losing their games by a big goal margin since 20th March but they too will be hoping to collect all three points on the road after winning the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Reims to Keep a Clean Sheet

Metz have lost four of their last four Ligue 1 fixtures with at least two goals per match. The only draw in the last five league fixtures ended 2-2 back in the March against Lens. Reims has been scoring at least a goal per match and conceding the same number of goals in their last eight Ligue 1 games. In this fixture, we are backing the hosts to keep a clean sheet but not with a big margin. They are stronger defensively and will do better against struggling Metz.

Match Preview: Reims Looking for Revenge in the Return Fixture

Reims hopes to edge Metz despite their poor show in the first fixture earlier. Find out more in our team preview.

Reims

Reims has not lost in their last eight Ligue 1 games. They have two victories and six draws stretching back to 13th February. They will host Metz after back to back to draws, 0-0 at Nice last weekend and 2-2 with Rennes two weeks ago. For the first time since 2008, Reims lost back to back fixtures against Metz in 2020, which includes the first encounter this season. The hosts lost the reverse fixture that ended 2-1. Moreover, Reims has kept three clean sheets during their 8-match unbeaten run.

Metz

While Metz started the season strongly, everything has been going downhill in recent weeks. They have lost in four of their last five league fixtures. Prospects of defeating Reims thrice in a row would be a motivating factor in this fixture but it should be remembered that the visitors have conceded 12 goals in their last five Ligue 1 games. Metz is tenth on the table, only two points ahead of Reims that is currently 12th in the league.

Latest Stats and the Best Odds for Reims vs. Metz

Below, find the latest team stats before match day. Also, place your bet with the best odds for this fixture sampled across UK bookies.

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Reims
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April 18, 2021
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Reims vs Metz

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18/04/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
0 - 0
Metz
Metz
20/09/20
FL1
Metz
Metz
2 - 1
Reims
Reims
25/01/20
FL1
Reims
Reims
0 - 1
Metz
Metz
23/11/19
FL1
Metz
Metz
1 - 1
Reims
Reims
24/07/19
EF
Reims
Reims
2 - 0
Metz
Metz

Reims

Last 5

09/05/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
0 - 1
Monaco
Monaco
02/05/21
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
2 - 2
Reims
Reims
23/04/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
1 - 3
Marseille
Marseille
11/04/21
FL1
Nice
Nice
0 - 0
Reims
Reims
04/04/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
2 - 2
Rennes
Rennes

Metz

Last 5

09/05/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
0 - 3
Nimes
Nimes
02/05/21
FL1
Dijon
Dijon
1 - 5
Metz
Metz
24/04/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
1 - 3
PSG
PSG
09/04/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
0 - 2
Lille
Lille
06/04/21
FC
Monaco
Monaco
5 - 4
Metz
Metz

FAQs

Reims vs Metz tips

Who will be the referee in this fixture?

Jerome Miguelgorry will be the main referee when Reims plays Metz on Sunday

How often does Jerome Miguelgorry issue cards?

The referee’s yellow card averages 3.71 in every fixture, and 0.20 red card average per match.

Where will be the fixture?

Reims are the hosting team at Stade Auguste Delaune