Angers vs Metz Prediction, 10/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Angers vs Metz
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Angers (-111) Metz (+270)
Stade Raymond Kopa is the site where Stephane Bahoken and Angers (3-4-1, 5th in Ligue 1) will take on Metz (1-3-4, 18th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Paul Bernardoni for Angers and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. The Black and Whites are at -111 while Metz are at +270. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Angers played Troyes in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In the passing game, they had a 90.4% passes received percentage by converting 535 out of their 592 pass targets last game. Angers tried 14 dribbles in this game and converted 9 of the tries for a percentage of 64.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Angers ended this match at a 31.3% clip by putting 5 shots on target out of 16 shots. Angers averages 1.25 goals per 90 minutes (10 total goals) and have tallied 6 assists in all games for this campaign.
Stephane Bahoken is a player who should be able to impact this match for Angers. He has totaled 8 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Bahoken has been a starter in 99 outings so far in his career and he scores 0.39 G/90. The forward from France has totaled 38 goals in 8,793 professional minutes played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Ismael Traore, the defender born in France. He has assisted on a goal 6 times so far in his career and he has scored 15 goals. Traore has played 32,989 mins in 374 starts and has earned himself a total of 29 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.04 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Angers will be Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has been on the field for 15,164 minutes and has accumulated 481 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (241 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 69.0%. The keeper from France has had 706 shots tried at him in 169 career starts. Bernardoni (57-44-68 record during his career) has recorded 47 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.8% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Metz earned three points by winning 2-1 against Brest. Metz had a 77.8% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 9 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 187 out of their 247 passing attempts for a rate of 75.7%. Metz landed 4 shots on target out of their 7 shots tried earning them a 57.1% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 8 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, Metz has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.75 assists per 90.
Nicolas De Preville should provide a lift for Metz. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 220 games during his soccer career. The forward representing France has been on the field for 20,263 professional minutes while he has scored 58 goals. He has earned 43 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 37 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ibrahima Niane, the forward representing Senegal. He has tallied 22 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 2 times. Niane has been handed 2 yellow card cautions in 4,465 professional minutes played (45 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.44.
Alexandre Oukidja will reside in front of the goal for Metz. Oukidja has recorded 49 shutouts while defending 479 shots tried against him in 14,258 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 71.4% and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.8%. He has allowed 1.15 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 66-46-47. During his pro soccer career, Oukidja has surrendered 182 goals and has accumulated 340 stops in 159 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (-111)
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