Paris Saint-Germain must win this match because that will be the only way to stay in the race for the title. Their situation is pretty tough and there is no space for any kind of surprise here, as they have three points less than Monaco on the top of the standings, and one more than Nice in the third place, but with a game less. So that basically means that PSG is forced to win tonight.
And truly they are favorites in this game. Metz is in a bad shape, they are just five points away from the relegation zone, and lately, their performances have been bad. In the last nine matches, they have just one victory. They haven't scored in four of those nine matches, and that is their weakest point. Metz have scored 31 goals this season, in 32 matches so far, and with that kind of efficiency, you can't hope for better results. Their attackers Cheick Diabate and Mevlut Erding scored 6 goals apiece this season, and Erding had one hat-trick against Nant, so imagine his efficiency in all other games.
The situation considering the quality of their defense is similar. They have conceded 61 goals this season. In eight of the last nine games they didn't keep a clean sheet, and on six occasions they conceded more than two goals.
Meanwhile, PSG is in an excellent form as they have 6 straight victories, and in the last three games, they didn't allow for the opponent to score. On that run, they scored 10 goals, but for now, neither of this achievements matter because Monaco is still having a fantastic run, and they are jealously holding the first place. The team from Paris is waiting for their chance and after a collapse against Barcelona they will have to win the national championship, or this season will be a total failure.
PSG is dominant in head-to-head matches against Metz. They have 5 straight victories against them, and in the last 6 games, they haven't lost. During that victorious run, PSG has scored 14 goals and conceded only 3, so that gives you a picture what to expect from this game.
In the last match in Ligue 1, in the first half of the season, PSG easily cruised past Metz defeating them 3-0, and later they met one more time in Coupe de la Ligue, also in Paris, and that game ended 2-0 for PSG.
Vahid Selimovic is expected to miss this game for Metz, while among the visitors, we will not see three players. Hatem Ben Arfa, Julian Draxler, and Thiago Motta, who are out because of injuries.
The final outcome of this game is pretty obvious, and we think that not only PSG will win tonight, but they are going to win with at leat two goals margin, so place bets on PSG to win with a handicap. Also, when looking at goals, the team from Paris used to play many games with over 1.5 in the first HT. Lately, they slowed down with that, and we think that this is a perfect game to start doing it again.