Strasbourg vs Metz Prediction, 12/13/2020 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Strasbourg vs Metz
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Strasbourg (+130) Metz (+260)
Stade de la Meinau is the venue where Adrien Thomasson and Strasbourg (3-1-9, 17th in Ligue 1) will take on Metz (4-4-5, 13th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. The odds on this matchup have Strasbourg coming in at +130 and Metz are at +260. The over/under is set at 2.
Strasbourg faced off with Nantes in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 4-0. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 76.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 297 of the 390 pass attempts in their last game. Strasbourg tried 14 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 6 of the attempts for a rate of 42.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Strasbourg wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 12 total shots. Strasbourg has an average of 1.38 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and are sitting with 8 assists in all matches for the year.
Adrien Thomasson is a guy who can be a difference maker for Strasbourg. He has 24 assists while earning 30 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Thomasson has had a starting assignment in 160 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.16 goals per 90. The defender representing France has earned 25 goals in 13,992 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ludovic Ajorque, the forward who represents Réunion. Ajorque has 9,563 mins during 110 career starts and has been given a total of 21 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 15 times so far in his career while scoring 41 goals. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Strasbourg will be Eiji Kawashima. Kawashima (70-56-80 record during his career) has recorded 59 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.6% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Japan has seen 941 shots tried at him in 206 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.43 (294 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .690. Kawashima has been on the field for 18,500 mins and is sitting with 650 saves in his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Metz took a loss by a score of 3-1 against Lyon. They finished the match by completing 406 out of their 483 passing attempts earning a percentage of 84.1%. Metz finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 15 dribbles they tried. Metz had 5 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted giving them a 45.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 12 goals and 9 assists in all their matches, Metz averages 0.92 goals and 0.69 assists per 90 minutes.
Opa Nguette should provide a lift for Metz. The forward representing France has totaled 11,864 professional minutes and has scored 23 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times. He scores 0.17 goals per 90 minutes and has started 141 matches thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Farid Boulaya, the forward representing France. Boulaya has been handed a total of 14 yellow cards in 8,405 minutes (92 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.18. He has collected 17 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 14 different times.
Alexandre Oukidja is expected to look after the goal for Metz. Oukidja has accumulated 43 shutouts while seeing 377 shots attempted against him in 11,649 career mins. He has a save percentage of .721 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.1%. He has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 57-37-36. So far in his career, Oukidja has surrendered 141 goals and has 268 stops in 130 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Metz (+260)
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