Clermont Foot vs Metz Prediction, 8/29/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clermont Foot vs Metz
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Gabriel Montpied Stadium in Clermont-Ferrand, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Clermont Foot (+101) Metz (+294)
Ibrahima Niane and Metz (0-2-1, 14th in Ligue 1) travel to Gabriel Montpied Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Clermont Foot (2-1-0, 3rd in Ligue 1). The men protecting the net will be Arthur Desmas for Clermont Foot and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. The odds on this matchup have Clermont Foot priced at +101 and Metz are at +294. The total opens at 2.25.
Clermont Foot faced off with Lyon in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 3-3. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 84.7% passes received percentage by completing 392 of the 463 passing targets last match. Clermont Foot attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and converted 7 of the dribbles for a percentage of 38.9%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Clermont Foot walked away from the pitch at a 26.7% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 15 total shots. Clermont Foot averages 2.00 goals per 90 minutes (6 goals in total) and have tallied 5 assists in all matches for the year.
Jodel Dossou is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Clermont Foot. He has totaled 6 assists while tallying 3 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Dossou has started 48 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.41 goals per 90. The midfielder from Benin has tallied 19 goals scored in 4,204 minutes.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Mohamed Bayo, the forward representing Guinea. Bayo has been on the pitch for 3,367 minutes during 37 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 2 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times during his soccer career while scoring 25 goals. He currently averages 0.67 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Clermont Foot is Arthur Desmas. Desmas (30-19-19 record during his career) has tallied 27 shutouts, which has earned him a 39.7% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from France has faced 224 shots attempted at him in 68 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.93 (63 goals surrendered) and his save % is 78.1%. Desmas has defended the goal for 6,071 minutes and is sitting with 175 saves in his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Metz earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Reims. They finished the match by connecting on 393 of the 453 attempted passes for a rate of 86.8%. Metz had a 85.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 7 dribbles they tried. Metz had 4 shots on target out of 10 shots tried which had them sitting at a 40.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 4 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Metz averages 1.33 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Ibrahima Niane will be someone to watch for Metz. He currently averages 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 40 contests so far in his career. The forward born in Senegal has totaled 4,085 professional minutes while scoring 21 goals. He has totaled 2 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 2 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Vagner, the forward representing Cape Verde. He has scored 17 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 5 different times. Vagner has been handed 10 yellow card cautions in 3,957 minutes (43 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Alexandre Oukidja will be residing in front of the net for Metz. During his career, Oukidja has conceded 172 goals and has totaled 329 saves in 154 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.12 goals per 90 while earning a record of 65-45-44. He holds a save % of 72.0% and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.8%. Oukidja has racked up 49 shutouts and has seen 461 shots tried against him in 13,808 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Metz (+294)
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