Metz vs Lyon Prediction, 12/6/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: TV5 Monde
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+310) Lyon (-105)
Moussa Dembele and Lyon (6-5-1, 3rd in Ligue 1) travel to Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday where they'll meet Metz (4-4-4, 12th in Ligue 1). The goalies protecting the net will be Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at -105 while Metz are at +310. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Metz faced off with Nantes in their most recent game and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 1-1. Metz attempted 16 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 62.5%. In the passing game, they finished with a 77.8% passes received rate by connecting on 238 out of their 306 passing targets in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Metz finished the game at a 40.0% rate by putting 6 SoT out of 15 total shots. Metz averages 0.92 goals per 90 minutes (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 8 assists in all matches for the year.
Farid Boulaya is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Metz. Boulaya has been a starter in 91 matchups so far in his career and tallies 0.17 G/90. The forward born in France has earned 16 goals scored in 8,315 mins. He has accounted for 14 assists while earning 14 yellow card warnings during his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Opa Nguette, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times so far in his career and he has scored 23 total goals. Nguette has played 11,774 minutes in 140 career starts and has been given a total of 16 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Metz is Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has been on the pitch for a total of 11,560 minutes and is sitting with 266 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.07 (138 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .726. The goalie hailing from France has had 372 shots attempted against him in 129 career starts. Oukidja (57-37-35 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 43 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 33.3% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Lyon took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Reims. They finished this game by connecting on 606 of the 671 passes they attempted for a percentage of 90.3%. Lyon finished with a 52.2% successful dribble rate by converting 12 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. Lyon connected on 4 shots on goal out of 16 shots tried which gave them a 25.0% rate in their last game. Having a total of 19 goals and 12 assists In all their contests, Lyon averages 1.58 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Moussa Dembele will be counted on for Lyon. He scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 128 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has 11,978 professional minutes while scoring 73 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Memphis Depay, the forward representing the Netherlands. Depay has been given 17 yellow cards in 15,736 mins played (171 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.51. He has accounted for 89 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 47 times.
Anthony Lopes is expected to look after the goal for Lyon. Lopes has recorded 91 shutouts and defended 976 shots against him in 22,891 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of .740 and his shutout rate is currently 35.7%. He has allowed 1.07 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 132-57-64. So far in his career, Lopes has given up 273 goals and has accounted for 726 saves in 255 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lyon (-105)
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