On Sunday, Nantes will host Metz at Stade de la Beaujoire in a Ligue 1 matchday two matchup.
Last Saturday, the home side began their season with a 1-1 tie in Monaco. Gelson Martins and Jean-Charles Castellato each scored in the first half to tie for the lead at the break.
Metz started the season with a draw as well, despite Lille scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes to salvage a point at the death in a six-goal thriller.
Despite the fact that both teams have one point, Nantes is in a better position in sixth place, while Metz is three spots lower in the rankings.
Head-to-Head: Nantes vs. Metz
The two teams have exchanged tackles on 28 prior times, with a sharing of the spoils being the most common result, with 14 matches finishing in a draw.
Their most recent meeting was in January of the season, when Metz won 2-0 at home thanks to goals from Aaron Leya and Farid Boulaye.
Prior to a tie on their return to competitive action, the visitors won four of their six pre-season games. Before Friday’s tie, Nantes had lost four of their six pre-season friendly.
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Team News for Nantes vs. Metz
Two of the hosts’ players are out due to injuries. Wylian Cyprian (thigh) and Kalifa Coulibaly (thigh) are both unavailable for selection. Nantes has no concerns about being suspended.
Kalifa Coulibaly and Wylian Cyprian have both been injured.
Suspension: There isn’t any.
Due to injury concerns, Vincent Pajot (Achilles tendon), Warren Tchimbempe (meniscus), Manuel Cabit (leg), and Opa Nguetta (muscle) are all unavailable.
Alexandre Oukidja (GK); Matthew Udol, Mamadou Fofana, Dylan Bronn; Thomas Delaine, Kevin N’Doram, Pape Sarr, Fabien Centonze; Habib Maiga, Ibrahima Niane, Chiekh Sabaly; Thomas Delaine, Kevin N’Doram, Pape Sarr, Fabien Centonze; Habib Maiga, Ibrahima Niane, Chiekh Sabaly
Prediction for Nantes vs Metz
Both teams are evenly matched, as seen by the high number of draws in matches between them.
It’s difficult to see anything other than another draw on Sunday. We expect a sharing of the spoils, with goals coming from both sides.