Dijon vs Metz Prediction, 5/2/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dijon vs Metz
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stade Gaston Gérard in Dijon, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Dijon (+200) Metz (+130)
Aaron Leya Iseka and Metz (11-10-13, 10th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday where they'll take on Dijon (3-9-22, 20th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers will be Anthony Racioppi for Dijon and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Dijon are at +200 while Metz are at +130. The total is set at 2.25.
Dijon stepped onto the pitch against Rennes in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 5-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 88.4% rate by converting 221 of the 250 passing targets last contest. Dijon attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 6 of those tries for a rate of 42.9%. Regarding shot accuracy, Dijon ended this match at a 33.33% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 3 total shots. Dijon sports an average of 0.68 goals per 90 min (23 goals in total) and have tallied 13 assists in all competitions for the year.
Moussa Konate is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Dijon. He has 19 assists while accumulating 43 yellow card cautions in his career. Konate has been given a starting assignment in 164 outings in his career while he scores 0.39 goals per 90. The forward born in Senegal has accumulated 64 goals scored in 14,665 minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Mama Balde, the forward hailing from Guinea-Bissau. Balde has played 6,733 mins during 77 starting assignments and has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 23 total goals. He averages 0.31 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Dijon is Anthony Racioppi. Racioppi has played for a total of 1,890 minutes and has earned 63 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.57 (33 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 67.7%. The goalkeeper hailing from Switzerland has seen 93 shots attempted at him in 21 starts. Racioppi (2-6-13 record during his career) has totaled 3 clean sheets, which gives him a 14.3% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Metz went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against PSG. They finished the match by connecting on 285 of the 346 passes they tried earning a percentage of 82.4%. Metz finished with a 37.9% successful dribble rate by converting 11 out of the 29 dribbles they tried. Metz landed 3 shots on goal out of 8 shots attempted which had them at a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 36 goals and 25 assists in all their matches, Metz averages 1.06 goals and 0.74 assists per 90.
Aaron Leya Iseka will need to provide a lift for Metz. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 51 games so far in his career. The forward from Belgium has accumulated 5,128 mins and has scored 16 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Farid Boulaya, the forward who represents France. Boulaya has been handed 18 yellow card warnings in 10,083 minutes (111 career starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.18. He has scored 20 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 times.
Alexandre Oukidja will be looking after the goal for Metz. Oukidja has 49 clean sheets while defending 436 shots attempted against him in 13,178 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 72.7% and his clean sheet rate is 33.3%. He has conceded 1.09 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 64-42-41. During his professional soccer career, Oukidja has conceded 159 goals and has racked up 313 stops in 147 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Metz (+130)
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