Metz will be looking to put a two-game losing run behind them this weekend when they are in Ligue 1 action against Nice. The visitors could move to the top of the standings with maximum points.
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It has been a promising start to the season for Nice in their pursuit of a European finish this term. The visitors this weekend currently sit fourth in the standings, and they have gone seven without defeat. They are one of just two sides in the French division that are yet to suffer defeat in the competition this term.
Nice saw their three-game winning run brought to an end last weekend, as they could only play out a draw against Brest. That goalless tie means that they have scored just once across their last two matches in Ligue 1. However, their form has been excellent over their last ten in the league, as they have gone unbeaten over that period, recording five wins. Only Rennes are currently on a longer unbeaten streak in the competition.
Metz will have something to prove this weekend, as they currently sit 14th in the standings after winning just two of their opening seven matches this term. They have found the back of the net on just seven occasions, and they come into this fixture after suffering defeats in each of their last two matches in the league.
Attacking problems have been evident over their previous two, as they have failed to score in both fixtures. That comes after a run of 19 straight matches finding the back of the net across matches in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. Metz were beaten in their previous home match by Strasbourg, but they haven’t lost back-to-back home matches since January 2022.
Metz vs Nice Head to Head
Metz have an admirable record in this fixture, as they have won three of their last six against Nice across all competitions. However, they have won just a third of their league fixtures against Nice at home in the 21st century, claiming three victories from nine matches.
Metz vs Nice Prediction
Metz have a decent home record in this fixture, but it could pay to side with the form side coming into the weekend. Nice are on one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the competition, and we make them a standout selection to land maximum points on the road on Saturday.
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