Rennes vs Metz Prediction, 12/23/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rennes vs Metz
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Rennes (-114) Metz (+349)
Farid Boulaya and Metz (6-5-5, 10th in Ligue 1) travel to Roazhon Park on Wednesday where they'll take on Rennes (8-4-4, 5th in Ligue 1). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Romain Salin for Rennes and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Metz are at at +349 while the Red and Blacks are at -114. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Rennes took the field against Lorient in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 89.1% passes received percentage by converting 532 out of their 597 passing attempts in their last game. Rennes tried 19 dribbles in this match and converted 17 of the tries for a rate of 89.5%. Regarding shot accuracy, Rennes finished at a 26.7% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Rennes sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 (24 goals in total) and have earned 22 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Benjamin Bourigeaud is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Rennes. He has totaled 26 assists while accumulating 28 yellow card warnings in his career. Bourigeaud has been given a starting assignment in 172 contests so far in his career and he has earned 0.17 G/90. The forward from France has 29 goals in 15,124 professional minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Adrien Hunou, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times so far in his career while scoring 37 total goals. Hunou has 9,881 minutes during 106 career starts and has been given 11 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Rennes is Romain Salin. Salin has played for a total of 13,764 minutes and is sitting with 476 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.35 (206 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .699. The keeper born in France has faced 681 shots tried against him in 155 career starts. Salin (53-37-62 record during his career) has totaled 38 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 24.5% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Metz took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Lens. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 260 of the 328 passing attempts earning a percentage of 79.3%. Metz had a 76.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. Metz connected on 4 shots attempted out of their 13 shots attempted which had them at a 30.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 18 goals and 13 assists In all their contests, Metz has an average of 1.13 goals and 0.81 assists per 90.
Farid Boulaya should provide a lift for Metz. The forward born in France has 8,674 professional minutes while scoring 18 goals. He has collected 15 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 95 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Opa Nguette, the forward hailing from France. He has totaled 25 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 9 times. Nguette has been handed a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 12,064 minutes played (143 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.19.
Alexandre Oukidja is expected to look after the goal for Metz. In his pro soccer career, Oukidja has surrendered 143 goals and has earned 276 saves in 133 starts. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 59-38-36. He has earned a save % of .724 and his shutout rate is currently at 33.8%. Oukidja has totaled 45 shutouts and defended 387 shots tried against him in 11,919 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rennes (-114)
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