- Lyon have won four of their last six matches in Ligue 1
- Lyon have won each of their last eight games against Metz, keeping clean sheets in seven of those fixtures
- Metz have failed to score in two of their last three matches in Ligue 1
Lyon to Keep hold of Top Spot with a Win and a Clean Sheet on Sunday
Lyon travelled to Rennes last weekend and came back with a point following the pair’s 2-2 draw. The visitors rescued their share of the spoils thanks to a couple of late goals from Depay and Denayer, which extended the club’s unbeaten run to 16 league games. Metz made it back-to-back draws in Ligue 1 last time out as their home game with Nice ended 1-1.
Metz now sit 15pts and 11 positions behind Lyon in the Ligue 1 table. which doesn’t bode well ahead of this weekend’s latest encounter between the two clubs, as Metz have a poor record against their hosts. Lyon have won each of the last eight league meetings between the pair and have managed to keep clean sheets in seven of those games. Metz have actually lost 24 of their last 36 games against Lyon and have already lost against them in the league this season.
The hosts head into Sunday’s match as the form favourites with four wins and two draws in their last six outings, while Metz haven’t won in their last three attempts and failed to score in two of those matches. The one positive going in the visitor’s favour on Sunday is that they haven’t conceded more than two goals in any of their last six league games.
We’re predicting that Lyon will continue their excellent form with a win and a clean sheet against Metz this Sunday. We’re backing a final scoreline of 2-0 as the hosts have scored at least two goals in each of their last five matches and, as we already know, Metz haven’t conceded more than two goals in any of their last six outings.
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