Angers vs Metz
French League Cup – Coupe de la Ligue
Date: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Kick-off at 20:05UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa (Angers).
Pundits are expecting this clash between Angers and Metz to be a close one as the Ligue 1 teams come head to head on a Tuesday night for a place in the quarter finals of the league cup.
The weather is expected to be freezing when the teams take to the field and this could impact largely on the game. The quality of football was already suffering before any weather intervened as these two clubs fill up the two bottom positions in Ligue 1. Angers in 19th have not won a game in 2 months and have a better away record than at home.
At Stade Raymond Kopa Angers are yet to win any from 8 games have picked up just four points, but this opportunity against Metz is a good one to claim their first victory of the season.
Metz are trying to set some sort of record for the worst display in Ligue 1 this season. They did get a rare point when they drew at home at the weekend to Rennes with that game ending 1-1. They are 10 points adrift of Angers and are certain to be relegated. A cup match could be a good or bad distraction for the club but a win here would certainly give them a confidence boost.
Angers v Metz: Head to Head
- Metz only victory this season came against Angers at this ground with a 1-0 win.
- 5 of the last 7 games played at Angers have ended in under 2.5 goals.
- 4 of the last 7 games have had the correct half time score at 0-0.