Metz vs Marseille Predictions

FC Metz v Olympique Marseille predictions for this Ligue 1 match. After winning their first match of the season Marseille couldn’t progress in the Champions League and are now looking to bounce back this Friday. Read on for our free Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips. 

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Metz vs Marseille Predictions


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Quest for Supremacy Amid Challenges

Key Stats
– Metz’s undefeated 25-game run in Ligue 2 was abruptly halted by Rennes with a 5-1 defeat.
– Marseille have conceded in their last 11 competitive matches.
– Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with his recent form, emerges as a likely goalscorer against Metz.

Metz’s tough re-entry into Ligue 1 has already seen a harrowing welcome by Rennes. As they square off against Marseille at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, the stakes are high. While Metz look for a morale boost after their initial stumble, Marseille aim to overcome their Champions League dismay.

Metz’s Uphill Battle: Metz’s return to Ligue 1 was marked by a 25-game unbeaten streak in Ligue 2 and a strong pre-season. But, their resilience seemed to crumble at Roazhon Park. The initial promise, following Youssef Maziz’s swift response to Arnaud Kalimuendo’s opener for Rennes, quickly vanished as the game escalated.


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With Amine Gouiri, Jeremy Doku, and Ibrahim Salah dominating, Metz’s chances dwindled. Laszlo Boloni may have anticipated challenges in the 2023-24 season, yet, for the moment, Metz languish at the bottom of the league table.

Marseille’s Quest for Redemption: After an unexpected defeat against Panathinaikos in the Champions League qualifiers, Marseille had hoped for redemption in their Ligue 1 opener against Reims. The Orange Velodrome bore witness to their struggle, with Junya Ito’s stellar volley causing concern. But, with Azzedine Ounahi and Vitinha turning the tide, Marseille appeared to regain form. However, their Champions League dreams were crushed again, pushing them to the Europa League group stage. With a questionable defence and three consecutive Ligue 1 away game losses, Marcelino’s side faces pressing challenges.

Historical Insights: Marseille do hold an impressive record against Metz, remaining unbeaten in the last seven Ligue 1 matches. Notably, Ismaila Sarr, who once played for Metz, has since joined the Marseille ranks, adding an interesting dimension to the upcoming clash.

Team Composition and Injuries: For Metz, despite the crushing defeat to Rennes, the silver lining was no new injuries or suspensions. Boloni might stick with the attacking duo of Maziz and Georges Mikautadze, keeping summer recruit Benjamin Tetteh in reserve. Habib Maiga’s experience might also be leveraged.

Marseille are relatively injury-free, except for the young Francois-Regis Mughe’s ankle injury. Marcelino could, however, capitalise on Geoffrey Kondogbia’s return, which could bring freshness to the midfield.


  1. Outcome Prediction: Both Teams to Score
    • Rationale: Given Marseille’s history of conceding in their last 11 competitive matches and Metz’s capability demonstrated through Maziz’s recent performance, both teams might find the net.
  2. Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 in favour of Marseille
    • Rationale: While Metz’s morale is down following their previous match, Marseille’s offensive capabilities are hard to overlook. However, considering Marseille’s shaky defence, a goal from Metz seems plausible.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    • Rationale: Aubameyang’s recent performance in the Champions League, despite their loss, signals his capability to find the net. His form might continue into this match.


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