Metz can claim top spot

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Metz head to Sochaux in France’s Ligue 2 this evening and I’m expecting a win for the away side.

Metz to win @ 23/20

Metz have seven wins in nine league games going into the clash at the Stade Auguste Bonal and have been strong on their travels, with four wins in five fixtures so far.

Sochaux are struggling in 15th spot, just three points clear of the relegation places, and have managed just one point in their last three games – during which time they have failed to score.

Metz look real contenders for promotion this year and can move to the top of the standings with a victory at Sochaux.

Sporting Gijon to win @ 27/20

My second pick comes from Spain’s Segunda Division as Sporting Gijon head to Rayo Majadahonda.

Gijon have managed just one point in three away games so far but can register a first win on their travels at struggling Majadahonda.

The hosts are currently in the drop zone and have lost their last three games in a row. Goals have also been an issue for Majadahonda as they have just four in their seven La Liga 2 games so far, and Gijon should have too much quality for the Madrid-based outfit in this match-up.