Nantes vs Metz Prediction, 11/22/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Metz
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+150) Metz (+200)
Farid Boulaya and Metz (4-3-3, 10th in Ligue 1) travel to Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday where they'll meet Nantes (3-2-4, 14th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alban Lafont for Nantes and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Metz are at at +200 while Nantes are priced at +150. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Nantes played Lorient in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2 - 0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 79.3% passes received percentage by completing 361 of the 455 pass targets in their last match. Nantes attempted 24 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 16 of the tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, Nantes finished at a 25.0% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 16 shots. Nantes has an average of 1.22 goals per 90 min (11 goals in total) and are sitting with 7 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Ludovic Blas is a player who should impact this matchup for Nantes. Blas has been in the starting lineup in 95 outings so far in his career while he scores 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from France has earned 14 goals in 8,924 professional minutes. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions during his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Renaud Emond, the forward hailing from Belgium. Emond has been on the pitch for 10,550 minutes during 115 career starts and has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 8 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 54 total goals. He is averaging 0.46 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Nantes is Alban Lafont. Lafont (49-50-69 record in his career) has accumulated 50 shutouts, which gives him a 29.8% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Burkina Faso has faced 648 shots sent in his direction in 168 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.22 (204 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .722. Lafont has played for 15,059 mins and has 464 saves so far in his career.
When they last took the field, Metz weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1 - 1 against Dijon. They wrapped up this contest by converting 336 of the 378 passing attempts earning a rate of 88.9%. Metz finished with a 54.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 24 dribbles they pursued. Metz converted 3 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots tried which had them sitting at a 21.4% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 10 goals and 8 assists in all matches, Metz is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.80 assists per 90 minutes.
Farid Boulaya should provide a spark for Metz. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 89 outings in his career. The forward from France has accumulated 8,135 minutes while earning 16 goals. He has 14 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Opa Nguette, the forward born in France. Nguette has been given a total of 16 yellow cards in 11,657 minutes (139 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.18. He has earned 23 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 different times.
Alexandre Oukidja will be looking after the goal for Metz. During his professional soccer career, Oukidja has given up 135 goals and has accumulated 260 saves in 127 starting assignments. He has given up 1.07 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 57-36-34. He holds a save percentage of .727 and his shutout rate is currently at 33.9%. Oukidja has racked up 43 shutouts and has seen 363 shots tried against him in 11,380 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Metz (+200) and over 2.5 goals
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