Metz vs Monaco for the French Ligue 1 championship match on Saturday at Saint-Symphorien Stadium.
Next Saturday, 17th August 2019, Metz and Monaco face each other for matchday 2 of Ligue 1 (France). The match has kick-off at 19:00 at Stade Saint-Symphorien Stadium (Metz).
Metz had a decent start in the last game of the season with a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg away from home. Their first home game will be against Monaco, who fought last season and may well fight this season.
Fans praised Metz as they tried to play positive attacking football instead of defending themselves away and could cause Monaco some trouble over the weekend.
The big news for Monaco is that they hired Sevilla striker Wissan Ben Yedder for 37 million euros. Monaco has been a team that usually sell their best players for them to buy one, in fact, it’s a surprise. The club needs goals, and that can be meaningful to them.
Monaco needs something because one of their star players was sent off (Cesc Fabregas) in their first game of the season and lost 3-0 at home to Lyon, which was a disappointment after such a miserable last season.
Clashes between the two teams
Last time the teams played at Metz, Monaco won 1-0.
Metz have only beaten Monaco once in the last 8 games, but they won at the previous meeting this year.
4 of the previous 5 games have ended over 3.5 goals.
This will be an exciting game where the pressure will be more on Monaco than on Metz. They simply have to win because, although it is so early in the season, Monaco could fall into a trap.
We will support the visiting team, and we will also help Wissam Ben Yedder to start his career in Monaco successfully. It was a bold move for him, and it might be worth it.
Monaco has a decent team that is better than Metz, but they need that confidence injection that must come from Ben Yedder. Back him to make a difference.