SM Caen – FC Metz

Caen and Metz have at least one thing in common: in both camps are already downright enjoying the winter break. A solid first month had succeeded fall table and the hard reality of spring the fight to save ..

Home Caen have failed on the penultimate place after losing five of the last eight league games; only victory in that period was a surprise triumph in Nice early in November. That is for the opponent at least as a warning: Patrice charges Garandeho at home does not pay to underestimate. But what they do eventually have when just a week later lose in Marseille. Outside Caen is not the worst team of the league with just one point from eight encounters.

Against Meta front of their own fans, however, will be the favorite – which can be tricky due to the fact that history was not too inclined. If we count only the mutual clashes on major league soil, Caen last triumphed in 2004 (and even outside); since then he has collected four defeats and only a goalless Plichta, who came in last with each other measurements of forces in the spring of 2015. Both teams clashed in the last decade and on the floor below, but even there it was not much better. Caen against Meta simply fail, especially at home.

Rookie of Metz in previous rounds accumulated seventeen league by four points or more, which was enough for continuous fifteenth place, but only with a two-point lead over barážovou place. Additionally will Les Granats unlike Caen tired; in the week they had played the Coupe de la Ligue, where they are following an encouraging win over Toulouse has managed to sneak into the quarterfinals (but had decided to penalties). Paradoxically, their last league win came against Toulouse; It was in mid-November, since then still managed to tie with Dijon and smoothly to lose twice in the Nancy (0: 4) and Bastia (0: 2).