Strasbourg welcomes Metz in a match from the first round of the Ligue 1
Strasbourg welcomes Metz in a match from the first round of the Ligue 1. Allow us to take a look at this fixture at the Stade de la Meinau on Sunday in our sure win predictions today.
Last season in the Ligue 1 was average for Strasbourg. The team finished 11th in the league, so now they will try to do a little bit better. Thierry Laurey remains Strasbourg’s head coach. He’s managing the team since 2016, so we can say he knows his players pretty well. That’s a big advantage.
Let’s take a look at Strasbourg’s activities on the market this summer. The club signed the centre back Alexander Djiku from SM Caen, while the midfielder Jean-Ricner Bellegarde was bought from Lens. The club also bought the experienced defender Lamine Kone from Sunderland. Meanwhile the centre back Yoann Salmier left the team, joining Troyes. The experienced midfielder Anthony Goncalves also left and moved to SM Caen.
During the week Strasbourg had a game in Europa League. They visited Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria and achieved a 1-0 win.
Metz are among the newcomers in the Ligue 1 this season. Their first goal will be to keep their place in the league. They will try to do as good as they can.
In order to survive and keep their place in the league, Metz made some deals on the market. The club signed the midfielder Victorien Angban from Chelsea, while the right back Fabien Centonze was signed from Lens. Habib Maiga was signed from Saint-Etienne, while Metz also loaned Monaco’s Kevin N’Doram and Manchester City’s Thierry Ambrose. Meanwhile the Portuguese midfielder Cafu left the club, joining Legia Warszawa.
We can say Metz opted to keep most of the team which won the promotion to Ligue 1 last season.
These are our sure win predictions today for the Ligue 1 fixture from the first round between Strasbourg and Metz.