April 18, 2024 9:22 PM
Alex Lawes

Le Havre vs Metz Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 French Ligue 1


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When is Le Havre vs Metz on and what time does it start? Le Havre vs Metz will take place on Saturday 20th April, 2024 – 14:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Le Havre vs Metz? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

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Where can I stream Le Havre vs Metz in the UK? If Le Havre vs Metz is televised on TNT Sports, then subscribers can stream the match live on discovery+



Le Havre enjoyed a relatively impressive first-half to the season, following their promotion back to the top-flight for the first time in over 15 years last year. However, still coached by former Slovenia international Luka Elsner, the famous Normandy-based club begin this weekend hovering perilously above the bottom three and the danger zone.

The home team come into this one on the back of a gut-wrenching defeat at home to Nantes at Stade Oceane in their most recent outing last weekend with Kader Bamba scoring a second-half stoppage-time winner for the visitors. That means that Le Havre have now managed just one win in their last 12 matches across all competitions.


It has been an impressive campaign for Metz after they gained promotion to the top-flight last season. Hungarian coach Laszlo Boloni’s side have given themselves a real chance of steering clear of the bottom three and the danger zone as they head into the run in, especially with the return of Georges Mikautadze on loan in the January transfer window.

The Georgia international striker scored a brace last weekend as they defeated Lens by two goals to one. After the March international break, Metz suffered a 5-2 defeat to Monaco on Easter Saturday before a thrilling 4-3 loss to Stade Brest a week later. They now sit below Lorient in the relegation playoff place on goal difference.



Both Ousmane Targhalline and Gautier Lloris are missing through injury, whilst Abdoulaye Toure, Christopher Operi and Andre Ayew are unavailable due to suspension.

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Desmas; Sangante, Kinkoue, Salmier, El Hajjam; Kechta, Casimir; Nego, Kuzyayev, Sabbi; Bayo

UNAVAILABLE: Ayew (Suspended), Operi (Suspended), Toure (Suspended), Targhalline (Injured), Lloris (Injured)



Metz have three absentees for this weekend’s trip to Le Havre as Christophe Herelle is sidelined alongside attacking duo Joel Asoro and Benjamin Tetteh.

PREDICTED XI (4-5-1): Oukidja; Colin, Traore, Sane, Udol; Van Den Kerkhof, Jacques, N’Doram, Atta, Diallo; Mikautadze

UNAVAILABLE: Herelle (Injured), Asoro (Injured), Tetteh (Injured)



These two sides began the 2023/24 Ligue 2 campaign as the fresh, newly-promoted threats in the top-flight. Both sides have runs of form that have suggested they may well be mid-table finishers but now it is a crucial six-pointer as we head into the final few weeks of the campaign. The two teams are weak and evenly matched and they have combined for just 51 goals in this season so a low-scoring encounter with fewer than three or four goals is to be expected.


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