Football Bet of the Day: Sochaux have Metz their match
In France tonight, struggling Sochaux should be shut out by Ligue 2 leaders Metz, says Tobias Gourlay
"Sochaux are W2-D3-L9 on their travels this season. They have failed to score in no fewer than 11 of those 14 games"
Metz v Sochaux
In Germany yesterday, just as Kev had stripped down to his Baywatch-red swimmers for a celebration, Nurnberg scored a second-half goal that reduced Hoffenheim's final margin of victory to a single goal.
As he puts his clothes back on, our week begins across the Channel in France, where tonight's Ligue 2 game pits top-of-the-table Metz at home to third-bottom Sochaux. We fancy this one will go with the formbook.
Frederic Antonetti's Metz are W9-D1-L3 at the Stade Saint-Symphorien this season. Across those 13 matches, they have conceded just seven goals. Each of their last seven wins have been accompanied by clean sheets and we reckon the Maroons can deliver another Win to Nil against this evening's goal-shy visitors.
Sochaux are W2-D3-L9 on their travels this season. They have failed to score in no fewer than 11 of those 14 games. And they've actually got worse since Omar Daf took charge 12 games ago. The Yellow and Blues are W0-D1-L5 on the road under the current boss and have not scored a single away goal. That run includes trips to teams now ranked anywhere from 2nd to 20th. We like the odds-against price on Ligue 2's top-ranked team to shut them out once more.
2019 P/L (1pt per bet)
Back Metz Win to Nil @ [2.30] v Sochaux