Nimes vs Metz Prediction, 11/1/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nimes vs Metz
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Stade des Costières in Nîmes, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Nimes (+115) Metz (+280)
Stade des Costières is the venue where Renaud Ripart and Nimes (2-2-4, 16th in Ligue 1) will take on Metz (3-2-3, 10th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalies are Baptiste Reynet for Nimes and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Metz are at at +280 while Nîmes are at +115. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Nimes have collected 9 goals on the season, which is 16th in the league. They have attempted 89 shots at the opposition with 37 on target, which is a 41.6% SOT percentage. Nimes controls possession for 43.4% of contests while they have success at dribbling 55.8% of the time (18th in Ligue 1). Their players have caught 2,395 passes on 2,990 targets so far this year, making their receiving percentage 80.1%.
Renaud Ripart is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Nimes. He has 18 assists while accumulating 10 yellow cards thus far in his career. Ripart has been given a starting assignment in 154 games so far in his career while scoring 0.24 goals per 90. The forward representing France has 36 goals in 13,727 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Moussa Kone, the forward from Senegal. He has assisted on a goal 9 times so far in his career and he has scored 27 goals. Kone has 5,183 mins in 55 starts and has been given 14 yellow cards. He scores 0.47 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Nîmes is Baptiste Reynet. Reynet (92-82-116 mark in his professional soccer career) has totaled 74 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from France has seen 1,311 shots attempted against him in 292 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.44 (421 goals allowed) and his save % is .701. Reynet has seen the pitch for a total of 26,312 minutes and has earned 914 saves in his pro soccer career.
Metz has accumulated 3,338 targets on the campaign (12th in Ligue 1) and they have 2,814 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 84.3% and they control possession of the ball 46.8% of the time. The Maroons have been able to dribble successfully 69.7% of the time on the campaign while scoring 8 goals. The have hit on 30.5% of their SOT out of 82 total shots.
Habib Maiga should be someone to watch for Metz. The midfielder representing Côte d'Ivoire has been on the field for 5,048 mins and he has scored 4 goals. He has accumulated 19 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He currently averages 0.07 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 57 matches in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Opa Nguette, the forward hailing from France. He has totaled 23 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 8 times. Nguette has been handed 16 yellow cards in 11,512 minutes played (137 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.18.
Alexandre Oukidja will be residing in front of the net for the Maroons. Thus far in his career, Oukidja has allowed 134 goals while tallying 253 saves in 125 starts. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 56-35-34. He has a save percentage of .724 and his shutout rate sits at 33.6%. Oukidja has 42 clean sheets while he has seen 355 shots attempted against him in 11,200 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nimes (+115)
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