Brest vs Metz Prediction, 1/31/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brest vs Metz
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stade Francis-Le Blé in Brest, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Brest (+115) Metz (+225)
Stade Francis-Le Blé is the venue where Gaetan Charbonnier and Brest (8-2-11, 13th in Ligue 1) will take on Metz (8-7-6, 8th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Gautier Larsonneur for Brest and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. The Pirates are at +115 while Metz are at +225. The total has been set at 2.5.
Brest played Reims in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Brest attempted 13 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 9 of the tries for a percentage of 69.2%. In the passing game, they had a 90.4% passes received percentage by connecting on 508 of the 562 targeted passes last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Brest ended this match at a 0% rate by putting 0 shots on target of 15 total shots. Brest sports an average of 1.38 goals per 90 (29 goals in total) and have accounted for 19 assists in all matches this season.
Gaetan Charbonnier is a player who can be a difference maker for Brest. Charbonnier has started 231 matchups in his career and tallies 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has earned 88 goals in 20,286 minutes. He has 39 assists while earning 47 yellow card cautions in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Steve Mounie, the forward representing Benin. Mounie has earned 11,991 minutes during 130 starts and has been handed 13 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 14 times thus far in his career and he has scored 47 total goals. He currently averages 0.35 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Brest is Gautier Larsonneur. Larsonneur has played for a total of 10,858 minutes and has accumulated 265 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.19 (143 total goals given up) and his save percentage is .732. The keeper born in France has had 370 shots sent in his direction in 121 career starting assignments. Larsonneur (54-34-33 mark during his career) has recorded 37 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.6% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Metz walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Nantes. They wrapped up this match by completing 308 of the 364 attempted passes for a percentage of 84.6%. Metz earned a 58.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Metz converted 4 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted giving them a 28.6% rate in their last match. With a total of 22 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Metz averages 1.05 goals and 0.76 assists per 90 min.
John Boye should be able to be counted on for Metz. He is currently averaging 0.07 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 186 contests during his soccer career. The defender from Ghana has been on the pitch for 16,727 mins and he has scored 13 goals. He has accounted for 45 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Aaron Leya Iseka, the forward representing Belgium. Iseka has been handed 7 yellow cards in 4,612 mins played (45 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.31. He has tallied 16 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 2 times.
Alexandre Oukidja will be residing in front of the goal for Metz. So far in his pro soccer career, Oukidja has conceded 145 goals and has racked up 287 stops in 137 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.06 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 61-40-36. He holds a save % of .729 and his shutout rate is currently at 35.0%. Oukidja has totaled 48 clean sheets and has defended 399 shots against him in 12,279 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brest (+115)
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