Marseille vs Metz Prediction, 9/26/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Metz
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-184) Metz (+548)
Florian Thauvin and Marseille (2-1-1, 7th in Ligue 1) host Metz (1-0-3, 17th in Ligue 1) at Orange Vélodrome on Saturday. The starting goalies are Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. The moneyline on this matchup has Marseille coming in at -184 and Metz are at +548. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Marseille maintains possession for 47.8% of games while they dribble successfully 57.4% of the time (12th in the league). They have attempted 36 shots at their opponents goal with 10 being on target, which is a 27.8% SOT percentage. Marseille have accounted for 5 goals this year, which is 9th in Ligue 1. They have received 1,420 passes on 1,725 tries for the year, which makes their receiving percentage 82.3%.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who can be a difference maker for Marseille. He has accounted for 38 assists while tallying 26 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Thauvin has been in the starting lineup in 205 matches during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.41 G/90. The forward born in France has totaled 80 goals in 17,640 professional minutes. Another player who could decide the outcome is Valere Germain, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 31 times so far in his career and he has scored 75 total goals. Germain has totaled 18,149 mins during 203 starts and has earned himself a total of 15 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Marseille will be Steve Mandanda. Mandanda (209-120-104 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 141 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.3% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Congo has had 1,580 shots attempted at him in 436 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.10 (476 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of .708. Mandanda has seen the pitch for 38,838 mins and is sitting with 1,122 saves thus far in his career.
The Maroons have dribbled successfully 68.8% of the time for the season while earning 2 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 84.5% and they maintain possession of the ball 45% of the time. Metz has accumulated 1,545 pass targets this year (18th in the league) to go along with 1,306 completed passes. They have been able to complete 25% of their shots on target on 40 total shots.
Ibrahima Niane is a player who can be a difference maker for Metz. He has totaled 1 assist while accumulating 1 yellow card during his soccer career. Niane has been in the starting lineup in 32 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.44 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Senegal has earned 17 goals scored in 3,478 mins. One more player who should impact this match is Habib Diallo, the forward representing Senegal. Diallo has been on the field for 10,010 mins during 109 starts and has been handed 9 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 18 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 64 goals. He currently averages 0.58 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has seen the field for 10,840 mins and has earned 248 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.09 (131 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .724. The goalkeeper from France has faced 348 shots tried against him in 121 career starting assignments. Oukidja (54-33-34 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 41 shutouts, which gives him a 33.9% clean sheet rate.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marseille (-184)
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