Odds seems a bit exagerated con sidering that Metz is the leader practically for the whole season and in last round was also able to win against promotion contender Lorient in spite one men less for more then one half.
In contrast, Auxerre is in freefall with five consecutive defeats - one against second from bottom Beziers - in which scored only one goal.
Hosts now are only one point over elegation playoff and for this match they have also sensible missings
Arcus ( def. 25 2g) is left out for technical choice, while Adeoti ( midf. 19+4 3g) and Barreto ( midf. 9+6 1g) are other two new missings. Ketkeophomphone ( att.3+10), Ba ( def.6) and Meredij ( att.7+5 3g) remain out, too. Trainer should make some changes in defence with not usual starters Goujon ( 12+3) and 19 years old Marcelin ( 2+1) on field from first minute.
In last bad run Auxerre suffered four of that five defeats far from home and on its own field remain with a quite good defence ( 11g suffered), but guests seems of another level and with great motivation to return in L1 and win the title, so Auxerre should suffer anotehr time here.
N'Guette ( midf. 25+1 5g) banned in last match is the only missing for guests.
Auxerre vs Metz betting tips
Metz (Stake: 7)Odds: 2.38 at Pinnacle
Result: 0-0 LOST (-7 units)