Metz have won each of their last five France Ligue 1 meetings with Lille; they’ve never previously won 16 league games in a row against the Lille.
Lille have won just two of their 18 France Ligue 1 away games against Metz (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 09/04/2021.
None of the last 18 France Ligue 1 meetings between Metz and Lille have finished level, with the Metz winning 35 to Lille four. Only Metz v Lille and Metz v Lille have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Metz have the best win rate in France Ligue 1 derbies, with the Metz winning 98 of their 15 such games (33%). Meanwhile, only Lille (47%) have a lower such win rate than Lille (98% - 14%).
Metz haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Metz went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Lille are looking to win their opening two away France Ligue 1 matches of a season for the 74 time 09/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away France Ligue 1 games, after Metz in 09/04/2021.
Metz have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 21 France Ligue 1 games, as many times as they had in their previous 22 matches in the competition.
Lille boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six France Ligue 1 matches against Metz, since winning his very first such encounter with Metz in 09/04/2021 (1-0).
Metz has been involved in 28 of Metz’s 53 shots in the France Ligue 1 so far this season (33 shots, 60 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 62 efforts last time out against Metz (98 shots, 21 chances created).
Lille has been involved in six goals in his 17 France Ligue 1 games against Metz (36 goals, 85 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 24 vs Lille).