Ligue 1 Metz vs PSG 9/22/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Two teams in opposite directions will lock horns on Wednesday in the French Ligue 1, when the still win-less Metz will play host to powerhouse PSG. Metz did pull an upset in the opener against reigning champions Lille, but they have not won any of their 6 matches so far. PSG are coming off a win but the arrival of Lionel Messi has yet to pay out. They need a big performance and this game might just be it. 

Metz (0 wins, 3 losses, 3 draws) were not as bad in their 3-0 away loss to Strasbourg as the final score suggests. They were taken by surprise in the first half and conceded all 3 goals by the 40th minute, but they were really competitive and didn’t sit back. Even so, they remained score-less for the 2nd consecutive match, and for the 3rd time this season. Metz are now sitting at the bottom of the standings with 3 points, scoring 6 goals and conceding 13 in the process. They have not kept a single clean sheet so far, conceding 2+ goals in 5 of their 6 matches. Their offense creates a lot of scoring chances, but they have a tough time in the finishing department.

PSG (6 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws) did not have an easy job against Lyon on Sunday, but they did manage to beat them by 2-1 and kept their winning streak alive. After a goal-less (and kinda numb) first half, it was Lyon who took the lead at the 54th minute, but Neymar pulled even at the 66th minute from the penalty spot. Oddly enough, Lionel Messi (who made his domestic debut) was subbed off at the 76th minute, with Icardi scoring the winning goal at the 92nd minute for the final 2-1 win. PSG have now won all 6 Ligue 1 matches to start the season, scoring 18 goals and conceding 6 in the process. Last week they were held to a very surprising 1-1 draw on the road against Club Brugge in the Champions League, in a match where they were dominated in the second half and could have easily lost.

Metz vs PSG. PSG won both matches against Metz last season, by 1-0 at home and by 3-1 in this venue. They have now won each of the last 11 matches against Metz, winning 8 of those by 2 goals or more. Lionel Messi has not yet scored in 2 matches and he will be eager to open his tally with the French club. Taking PSG to cover the spread here.

Ligue 1 Metz vs PSG 9/22/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Ligue 1 Starting Time: 15:00PM EDT

Location: Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien, Metz

Date: Wednesday, September 22nd    

Ligue 1 Odds: PSG -1.75

Ligue 1 Totals: 3.25

Free Ligue 1 Pick: PSG -1.75 (-107)

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