FC Metz, currently ranked 15th with 28 points, meets at home on round 26 of Ligue 1 in France Olympique Lion, currently 11th with 34 points.
The match will take place on Friday, February 21, starting at 8:45 pm local time on Stade Saint-Symphorien, referee of the match being Eric Wattellier and broadcasted live by CANAL + Sport.
Metz is in a dangerous position in the league, with two points above the line of the relegation zone. In the last stages, they had two draws 0-0 in the trips from Montpellier and Nantes and were defeated on their own 1-2 by Girondins Bordeaux.
The guests, in the last stage, made a 1-1 at home with Strasbourg, after a 4-2 defeat away with PSG and a draw at home 0-0 with Amiens. Lyon has an oscillating evolution still not finding the winning formula.
A highly contested match is emerging, with the hosts wishing to move away from the relegation zone and guests to return to the top of the standings where they were used to positioning themselves.
Probable team FC Metz (4-3-3):
Oukidja - Udol, Boye, Bronn, Centonze - Angban, N'Doram, Maïga - Niane, Diallo, Nguette
Coach: Vincent Hognon
Absents: Manuel Cabit (injured), Pajot and Boulaya (eliminated)
Probable team Olympique Lyon (4-3-3):
Lopes - Marçal, Andersen, Marcelo, Rafael - Aouar, Thiago Mendes, Caqueret - Cornet, Toko Ekambi, Traore
Coach: Rudi Garcia
Absents: Youssouf Koné, Memphis Depay, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Oumar Solet (injured)