Metz vs PSG is looking like an extremely lopsided match in favour of the reigning French champions. Any result in which PSG fail to pick up three points against Metz would be the upset of the season. The Ligue 2 winners will look to survive this encounter and stifle PSG with their defensive tactics. Metz vs PSG kicks off Matchday 4 of Ligue 1 on Friday afternoon.
Metz vs PSG Prediction & Match Preview
Friday, August 30 – 14:45 EST – Stade Saint Symphorien
Metz won Ligue 2 last year and their goal as a promotion team in Ligue 1 will be to survive the drop. This match will feel like a tall order for a team as small as Metz. They managed to tear through competition last year and secure the league title by a comfortable margin all while managing a +37 goal differential. Their Ligue 1 campaign can be considered a success so far. They have managed 4 points earning a win, a loss and a draw. Their win came as a shock to French football fans. They stunned Monaco in a dominant 3-0 win. However, they dropped the following match 3-0 to lowly Angers. They will struggle to find consistency all year long.
PSG have never dropped a game against Metz in 7 meetings between the clubs. In fact they won all 7 outright. Manager Thomas Tuchel has done a decent job so far picking up 6 points in three games. For any other club this would be considered a success but not for PSG. They were expected to be a perfect 9 for 9 points to start the season. Their lone defeat came as a shock. Rennes managed to earn a victory against the French powerhouse proving that they may be susceptible to defensive struggles this season. They bounced back from that loss in a nice way securing a dominant 4-0 win. Neymar has yet to be included in the squad and we still do not know what will become of him this season. Regardless, PSG have the firepower to contend with any team in Ligue 1.
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