Lyon will trust they can end a run of three Ligue 1 games without a success when they invite transfer applicants Metz to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday night.
Les Gones have just lost one of their 11 home matches across all rivalries this season, while the Maroons have won just two of their keep going 10 games on the road.Yet one more French game was damaged by swarm inconvenience last end of the week, as Lyon’s Coupe de France third-round tie away at Paris FC was suspended.Fights down and out and flares were tossed by allies in the stands before they spilled onto the pitch, which constrained the authorities to cancel the game with the score 1-1 at half time.
These unpleasant scenes come after Lyon were deducted one point in Ligue 1 following the surrender of their home game against Marseille last month, which saw Dimitri Payet hit on the head with a container tossed from the group.
Lyon will currently plan for their next installation at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, which will be played in secret, against a Metz side who beat them 1-0 on home soil last season.
Strangely, in their 19 home association matches in 2021, that loss in January against the Maroons is the main time they have neglected to score.
Peter Bosz’s men have battled in the French first class this season, winning just six of their 17 association games. Les Gones presently sit thirteenth in the table, eight focuses behind Rennes in third, who possess the last Champions League capability spot.
Triumph on Wednesday would be Lyon’s first on home soil since October and could see them move as high as seventh in the Ligue 1 standings.For the second time in three years, Metz have been killed from the third round of the Coupe de France by lower association resistance, as they were beaten 5-4 on punishments by fourth level outfit Bergerac Perigord following a goalless attract an hour and a half.
Disposal at this phase of the opposition will have disheartened lead trainer Frederic Antonetti; notwithstanding, his side can now focus on apparently a really unsettling matter close by, endeavoring to keep away from assignment from Ligue 1.
Metz have won two of their last four first class games, including an amazing 4-1 triumph at home against Lorient in their latest association apparatus. The Maroons might have only three triumphs to gloat after 18 matches yet they are currently just a single point afloat of security.
Antonetti’s men, be that as it may, travel to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais having won just two of their last 10 away association games, surrendering 21 objectives simultaneously