Metz vs Dijon Prediction, 11/8/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (-118) Dijon (+340)
Opa Nguette and Metz (4-2-3, 7th in Ligue 1) play Dijon (0-3-6, 20th in Ligue 1) at Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Saturnin Allagbe for Dijon. Metz are at -118 while Dijon are at +340. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Metz as a team have accumulated 9 goals on the campaign, which ranks 16th in the league. They have attempted 90 shots at the opposition with 30 being on target, which is a 33.3% shots on target percentage. Metz controls possession for 45.2% of games while they dribble successfully 67.7% of the time (2nd in Ligue 1). Their players have received 3,016 passes from teammates on 3,628 targets for the campaign, giving them a receiving percentage of 83.1%.
Opa Nguette is a player who should be able to impact this game for Metz. He has totaled 8 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card cautions in his career. Nguette has started 138 matchups during his career and he tallies 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has totaled 23 goals in 11,598 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Farid Boulaya, the forward born in France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 16 goals. Boulaya has 8,045 mins in 88 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.18 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Metz is Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja (57-35-34 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 43 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 34.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from France has faced 357 shots tried against him in 126 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.07 (134 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .725. Oukidja has played for 11,290 minutes and has earned 255 saves thus far in his career.
Dijon has tallied 3,848 targets so far this season (10th in the league) with 3,326 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.4% and they have controlled possession of the ball 45.3% of the time. The Owls have successfully dribbled 65.8% of the time for the year while earning 4 goals. They have been able to complete 27.6% of their shots on target on 87 total shots.
Moussa Konate should provide a lift for Dijon. The forward hailing from Senegal has accumulated 13,809 mins while he has scored 59 goals. He has totaled 40 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 155 contests so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mama Balde, the forward born in Guinea-Bissau. He has earned 18 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 4 times. Balde has been handed 10 yellow cards in 5,162 mins (60 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Saturnin Allagbe will be looking after the net for the Owls. In his career, Allagbe has allowed 150 goals while earning 235 saves in 120 starts. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 38-43-40. He holds a save percentage of .724 and his shutout rate is currently at 24.2%. Allagbe has totaled 29 clean sheets while he has defended 340 shots attempted against him in 10,777 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Metz (-118)
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