Time to win again
posted on 07-10-2018 by Jorobado
Two teams with a total different start this season, Sochaux and Metz are ready for closing game of round 10 in French Ligue 2.
League: Ligue 2
Event: Sochaux - Metz
Date: 08/10/2018 14:45
Profit : -293.25
Yield : -10.34 %
Win Rate : 45.25 %
Avg. Odds : 2.03
Total Tips : 526
Sochaux have registered 3 concecutive defeats and 1 draw in their last 5 games, while their only win was against newcomers Beziers (1-0). Their attacking problems were more than clear in their most recent game, when they drew 0-0 in last placed Nancy's home. I expect them to improve and time is very important, not only for the players to adapt Spaniard's Jose Manuel Aira philosophy, but also for the newcomers (mostly from Spain) to be integrated in the team. Midfielder Owusu is not 100% fit and won't play tonight.
An ideal start for Metz with 7 wins in the first 7 rounds, however the future wasn't that bright for them. In their two most recent games, they were defeated 2-1 in Paris' home and 0-1 from Le Havre in home. The last one was a totaly undeservedly outcome for them, as they've conceded a goal from the only goal attempt of their opponent, while they created and missed many goals attempts. These concecutive bad results droped them away from the top of the table, howeve, if they win today, they can make a come back, leaving behind them Lens and Brest. Defender Sunzu is suspended, while midfielder Opa Nguette is fit and ready to play.
I insist that Metz are the favorites of Ligue 2, despite their two defeats in a row and I believe that's quite difficult to lose in a 3rd concecutive game. On the other hand, Sochaux aren't that bad as their place on the table (15th) but they need time to reach their Spanish coach's goals. Metz win will be my call.