On Friday night, Marseille host Metz at the Stade Velodrome, as the home side look to enhance their hopes of claiming a Champions League spot this season.
OM have been in good form this season and are currently third-place in the Ligue One table, occupying the Champions League play-off position. However, they are only behind second-place Lyon due to an inferior goal difference.
Rudi Garcia’s team heads into this game on the back of four wins in their last five league games. A four-game winning run was halted last time out by a 2-2 home draw with reigning French champions Monaco.
The home side have been prolific in front of goal in recent Ligue One games, scoring at least two goals in six of their last seven outing in the French top-flight.
Marseille have now won five of their last six home games in Ligue One, a run which again was ended by the draw last time out. The home side have also been prolific on home soil, scoring at least twice in five of their last six games in Ligue One.
Metz have endured a nightmare campaign in Ligue One and are currently bottom of the table. However, the visitors have enjoyed an improvement in form of late, as they have now lost just one of their last seven games in Ligue One. Frederic Hantz’s side have also won four of their last six league games.
Despite the positive run of form of late, Metz’s recent away record is poor, as they have won just one of their last eight away games in the league, suffering five defeats in the process.
The visitors have won just one of their last eight meetings with Marseille in all competitions. That record looks highly unlikely to change in this clash.
Sportseconds predicts that Marseille will continue their recent good run of form and record a victory in a high scoring game.