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Bitesize Prediction: Reims vs Metz – 16/01/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 15 Jan 2022

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Reims win

Odds: 4/5 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on what has been an eye-catching unbeaten run, Reims will welcome a struggling Metz to the Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Reims might have been disappointed to have had to settle for a single point away at Clermont last weekend, they are still enjoying an impressive run on either side of the festive break. Opening the New Year by extending on their Coupe de France adventure away at Thaon, Head Coach Óscar García has been filled with praise for his side’s displays. Skyrocketing their way away from the drop zone, the Reds know that victory on Sunday could move them within touching distance of the top-half. Enjoying a five-match unbeaten run across all formats, a run that has seen them snatch points off of both Marseille and Saint Etienne, it should also be noted that Reims have lost just one of their previous 10 fixtures, a run that stems back to the end of October.

As for the visitors, marking their return from the festive break with another worrying display, Metz find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap. Last seen getting hit with a deserved 2-0 defeat against Strasbourg on home soil, Les Grenats have shown a host of issues throughout the 2021/22 campaign. Crashing out of the Coupe de France thanks to a shocking defeat away at lower-league Bergerac, Frédéric Antonetti’s men have managed to win just one of their last six matchups across all formats. Making the trip to the Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday afternoon still sat one-point adrift of safety, Metz will know that they face a stern test here. With just a single victory on their travels since the end of September, we’re backing Reims to extend on their recent purple patch this weekend.

Bet: Reims 4/5 to beat Metz in Sunday’s Ligue 1 battle @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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