Montpellier vs Metz Prediction, 12/16/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Metz
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (-108) Metz (+332)
Farid Boulaya and Metz (4-5-5, 13th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade de la Mosson on Wednesday where they'll take on Montpellier (8-2-4, 5th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Metz are at at +332 while the Paillade are at -108. The total has been set at 2.25.
Montpellier faced off with Lens in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. Montpellier tried 16 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In the passing game, they ended with a 75.7% passes received percentage by completing 290 of the 383 pass attempts in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, Montpellier ended this match at a 61.5% rate by hitting 8 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.79 g/90 (25 goals in total) and have earned 19 assists in all competitions this year.
Teji Savanier is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Montpellier. Savanier has been in the starting lineup in 227 games so far in his career and tallies 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has totaled 37 goals in 19,755 minutes played. He has totaled 58 assists while accumulating 74 yellow card warnings so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Gaetan Laborde, the forward who represents France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 40 total goals. Laborde has been on the pitch for 12,417 minutes in 139 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin has been on the field for 10,919 mins and has earned 271 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.07 (130 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .703. The keeper from Switzerland has faced 391 shots attempted at him in 122 starting assignments. Omlin (59-27-36 record during his career) has accumulated 30 shutouts, which gives him a 24.6% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Metz went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Strasbourg. Metz earned a 14.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 1 of the 7 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 303 of the 385 attempted passes for a percentage of 78.7%. Metz landed 1 shot on goal out of their 4 shots attempted earning them a 25.0% rate in their last outing. With a total of 14 goals and 10 assists In all their contests, Metz averages 1.00 goal and 0.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Farid Boulaya should provide solid play for Metz. The forward born in France has totaled 8,495 minutes and has earned 17 goals. He has tallied 14 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 and has started 93 outings thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Opa Nguette, the forward born in France. Nguette has been handed a total of 16 yellow card cautions in 11,954 minutes (142 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.18. He has 24 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 9 different times.
Alexandre Oukidja is expected to look after the goal for Metz. So far in his pro soccer career, Oukidja has allowed 143 goals while tallying 270 stops in 131 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.10 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 57-38-36. He has earned a save percentage of .719 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.8%. Oukidja has accumulated 43 shutouts and defended 381 shots against him in 11,739 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montpellier (-108)
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