This match is not going to be easy but I am fairly confident that with home advantage lille will be able to win this match and also possibly by a couple of goals. They played on Wednesday against Grasshoppers in a champs league qualifier and drew the match 1-1. I watched the match and they played ok but It was a strange match as they didn't need to win as they beat grasshoppers in the 1st leg so they spent most of the game just passing the ball trying to keep possession without taking many risks. This will be different as after the draw midweek they will want to get the fans a win and get the new season off to a good start. Also extra incentive as PSG only drew last night so they could take a 2 point lead over PSG and if they want to win the league after coming 3rd last year they will need to capitalise on any mistakes made by the champions. This will be lille's 3rd competitive match of the season after the 2 matches against grasshoppers where as this will be Metz's 1st so that should be an advantage to Lille as well as the fact that they have the better overall squad with players like man city loanee marcos Lopes, Liverpool loanee Divock Origi, salomon Kalou and Vincent Enyeama. Lille also had a good record at home last season and are hard to beat and although Metz won ligue 2 by 11 points, it is a different task to play 1 of the best teams in France on their turf.
Lille will have Martin marvin suspended and rio Mavuba is doubtful. Metz have Kwame Nsor and Ahmed Kashi injured.
I think these are quite nice odds to back a team that have confidence in qualifying for the next round of champs league qualifiers, the 2 competitive matches behind them, the home advantage and the more quality players.
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