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Nice vs Metz: Ligue 1 2023/24 Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

As the Ligue 1 season reaches its midpoint this weekend, Nice is set to play their first home fixture of 2024 at Allianz Riviera, facing Metz on Saturday. Despite a recent 2-0 loss to Rennes, Nice holds the second position in the league. On the other hand, Metz, after a 1-0 defeat against Toulouse, finds themselves just two points above the relegation line.

Nice, once a strong title contender in December, faces setbacks with inconsistent form, currently eight points behind PSG. Holding onto a Champions League spot, they lead Brest by one point and Monaco by two. Despite their formidable defense, conceding five goals in the last three games, they remain tough to breach at Allianz Riviera, allowing only one home goal this season. With 10 wins in 18 matches, an improvement from the previous season, Nice has shown resilience, notably never squandering a second-half lead since their opening two fixtures.

Since their exciting win against Lorient in November, Metz has faced a downturn with five consecutive league defeats and a Coupe de France exit on penalties. Struggling domestically, they hover near relegation, just ahead of Lyon on goal difference and two points above the relegation zone. Laszlo Boloni’s team, lacking attacking prowess, has scored the third-fewest goals in Ligue 1 (17). While three of their four wins came away, defensive vulnerabilities show outside Stade Saint-Symphorien, conceding multiple times in six matches. Metz hasn’t won a game after conceding first this season, earning just one point in such situations.

Probable lineups

Nice probable starting lineup: Bulka, Lotomba, Ndayishimiye, Dante, Bard, Belahyne, Rosario, Thuram, Balde, Guessand, Laborde

Metz probable starting lineup: Oukidja, Colin, Traore, Lo, Udol, N’Doram, N’Duquidi, N’Guessan, Diallo, Mbaye, Sabaly

Form Guide

Nice

OpponentsScore
Bordeaux3-2 (W)
Rennes0-2 (L)
Auxerre1-0 (W)
Lens2-0 (W)
Le Havre1-3 (L)

Metz

OpponentsScore
Hesperange4-1 (W)
Toulouse0-1 (L)
Clermont1-2 (L)
PSG1-3 (L)
Montpellier0-1 (L)

Head to Head

Last 5 matches- ResultScore
Nice beat Metz1-0
Nice beat Metz2-0
Metz beat Nice1-0
Metz beat Nice2-1
Nice draw Metz1-1

Nice vs Metz Live Schedule and Fixture

The Ligue 1 match between Nice and Metz will take place at Allianz Riviera on Saturday at 9:30 pm IST.

Nice vs MetzKey Details
DateJanuary 27
VenueAllianz Riviera
Kickoff time in France5:00 pm (Saturday)
Kickoff time in India9:30 pm (Saturday)

Where to watch Nice vs Metz?

Football fans internationally can catch the live action via Bet365 while those in France can watch the match via Amazon Prime Video.

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