Friday, February 13, 2009

FRANCE .............



Sitting respectively in 3rd and 4th spot in the table, both clubs are leading contenders for a promotion spot this season and would see failure to clinch one of the three spots, as a major disappointment.

Normally , under the circumstances,we could expect this to be a tight, cautious encounter, but I am not so sure. I have seen a lot of Metz recently , they have impressed me and it is not in their nature to sit back and definitely does not suit their game. They seem happy to try and outscore their opponents and have both scored and conceded in ten of their last eleven starts, with 4 of the last 5 league games producing three or more goals. The visitor's last nine away starts, have all produced two or more and that is really the minimum number I feel we will see this evening. Both teams have scored in the last four h2h meetings and 4 of the last 5 here have been "over".

We have had 22 rounds to date in Ligue 2 and the "second" eleven have seen an increase in goals of well over 12% over the first, which backs up my view that even in this traditionally low scoring league, the games are becoming ever more open. The visitors away starts have produced an average of 2.73 goals, outside of the bottom six, only Strasbourg's road games have produced more .

6 points "over" 2.25 goals 2.04 asian line.

Good Luck.

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