Metz vs Lorient Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Lorient
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+117) Lorient (+270)
Adrian Grbic and Lorient (1-1-3, 16th in Ligue 1) head to Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday where they'll meet Metz (1-1-3, 17th in Ligue 1). The goalies who are expected to start are Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Paul Nardi for Lorient. Metz are at +117 while Lorient are at +270. The total has been set at 2.25.
Metz has been able to maintain possession for 43.8% of games while they successfully dribble 69.4% of the time (1st in Ligue 1). They have launched 54 shots at the opposition with 12 being on target, which means they have a 22.2% SOT percentage. Metz have tallied 3 goals this season, which is currently 19th in the league. Their players have caught 1,626 passes from teammates on 1,941 targets for the campaign, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 83.8%.
Habib Diallo is a guy who should impact this matchup for Metz. Diallo has been a starter in 109 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Senegal has earned 64 goals in 10,025 professional minutes played. He has totaled 18 assists while accumulating 9 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Ibrahima Niane, the forward representing Senegal. He has helped a teammate on a goal 1 time during his pro soccer career while he has scored 18 total goals. Niane has been on the field for 3,553 minutes during 33 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 1 yellow card warning. He has an average of 0.46 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Metz is Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has seen the field for 10,930 mins and has earned 249 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.09 (132 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .723. The keeper from France has faced 350 shots sent his way in 122 career starts. Oukidja (54-34-34 record during his career) has tallied 41 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.6% clean sheet percentage.
Lorient has accumulated 1,878 pass targets for the campaign (20th in the league) with 1,578 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 84.0% while controlling possession of the ball 43.8% of the time. The Merlucciidaes have been able to dribble successfully 51.4% of the time so far this year while earning 7 goals. They have been able to hit on 41.7% of their shots on target out of 36 total shots.
Adrian Grbic is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lorient. Grbic has started 51 games so far in his career while scoring 0.54 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Austria has racked up 30 goals in 5,030 mins. He has totaled 4 assists while earning 9 yellow cards in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Yoane Wissa, the forward born in France. He has assisted on a goal 13 times thus far in his career and he has scored 38 total goals. Wissa has earned 8,312 minutes in 97 starting assignments and has been given 19 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Lorient is Paul Nardi. Nardi (70-44-49 mark in his career) has accumulated 40 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.5% shutout percentage. The keeper from France has had 518 shots tried against him in 163 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.20 (196 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of .749. Nardi has defended the goal for 14,651 minutes and is sitting with 386 stops in his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lorient (+270)
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