In week 30 of the French Ligue 1, Metz will host Bastia at the Stade Saint-Symphorien this Friday, March 17, 2017 (11:00 PM Pacific). The game directly affects the relegation race in Ligue 1 with Metz in 16th place with 32 points and Bastia in 19th place with 25 points.
Metz has been able to get points out of important games recently, but at the same time has suffered tremendous losses against Lyon and Monaco. In the last seven games in the Ligue 1, Metz has defeated Marseille and Dijon, drawn against Nantes, Rennes and Saint-Etienne and lost 5-0 against Lyon and Monaco. Malian striker, Cheick Diabate has made a huge difference since arriving in the January transfer window, having scored five goals and obtaining an assist in seven games. Out of the last six goals Metz has scored in the Ligue 1, three have been scored by Diabate, expect him to make a difference in this game.
Home-field advantage can prove to be key in this game, as ‘The Maroons’ are undefeated in their last nine games in all competitions at the Stade Saint-Symphorien. This would include three wins and six draws during this span. Metz will have the advantage in this game especially with the struggles Bastia has had away from home.
Bastia is still alive in this contested relegation race in the Ligue 1 because of its home success. The Corsican side is struggling massively now, not having won a match in its last 12 games in all competitions, most recently coming from a 5-0 defeat to Guingamp. Bastia’s away record has been disastrous this season, coming into this game with eight straight defeats in all competitions away from the Stade Armand Cesari.
Bastia should still be able to pull off a hard-fought match, giving its opposition some trouble, having won the first encounter between the two, 2-0 earlier this season. Although it may be difficult with Enzo Crivelli out and Prince Oniangue and Allan Saint-Maximin not doing well in his absence. The match should be one of the most interesting of the weekend, with it being vital to the relegation race in the Ligue 1 this season.
How to Watch Metz vs Bastia
The Metz vs Bastia match will be broadcast this Friday, March 17 at 11:00 AM Pacific:
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