Angers vs Metz Prediction, 10/18/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Metz
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (+110) Metz (+250)
Ismael Traore and Angers (3-0-3, 12th in Ligue 1) play Metz (2-1-3, 15th in Ligue 1) at Stade Raymond Kopa on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Metz are at at +250 while the Black and Whites are at +110. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Angers have accounted for 7 goals on the year, which is currently 11th in Ligue 1. They have tried 77 shots at the opposition with 21 being on target, which means they have a 27.3% shots on target percentage. Angers maintains possession for 51% of matches while successfully dribbling 56.8% of the time (14th in the league). They have been on the receiving end of 2,831 passes from teammates on 3,169 attempts this year, giving them a receiving percentage of 89.3%.
Ismael Traore is a player who should be able to impact this match for Angers. He has accounted for 3 assists while earning 26 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Traore has started 338 matchups in his career and accounts for 0.04 G/90. The defender from France has racked up 13 goals in 29,816 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Angelo Fulgini, the midfielder from Côte d'Ivoire. Fulgini has been on the pitch for 11,147 mins in 124 starts and has earned himself 20 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times during his career while he has scored 17 goals. He sports an average of 0.14 G/90 in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Angers will be Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni (45-32-52 record in his career) has recorded 36 shutouts, which gives him a 27.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from France has had 586 shots attempted at him in 129 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.48 (190 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .700. Paul Bernardoni has played for a total of 11,564 minutes and has accumulated 404 saves thus far in his career.
Metz has totaled 2,471 targets on the year (15th in the league) with 2,119 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.8% and they have controlled possession of the ball 46.2% of the time. The Maroons have dribbled successfully 72.8% of the time on the campaign while tallying 6 goals. They have been able to hit on 27.5% of their SOT on 69 shots.
Ibrahima Niane will need to provide a spark for Metz. The forward born in Senegal has played 3,643 professional minutes while scoring 21 goals. He has 1 yellow card caution thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 time. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 34 games during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Thierry Ambrose, the forward hailing from France. Ambrose has been given a total of 7 yellow card warnings in 5,049 professional minutes played (58 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.25. He has tallied 14 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 10 times.
Alexandre Oukidja is expected to look after the net for the Maroons. In his career, Oukidja has given up 133 goals while tallying 252 stops in 123 starts. He has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 while earning a record of 55-34-34. He holds a save % of .723 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 33.3%. Oukidja has racked up 41 clean sheets while he has defended 354 shots attempted against him in 11,020 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Metz (+250)
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