Lorient vs Metz Prediction, 5/16/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lorient vs Metz
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Lorient (+114) Metz (+248)
Stade du Moustoir is the site where Yoane Wissa and Lorient (10-8-18, 17th in Ligue 1) will play Metz (12-10-14, 10th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalies are Paul Nardi for Lorient and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Metz are at at +248 while Lorient are at +114. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Lorient played Lyon in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 4-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 85.9% passes received rate by completing 359 of the 418 passing targets in their last match. Lorient tried 8 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 4 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Lorient wrapped this game up at a 25.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots. Lorient averages 1.25 goals per 90 min (45 total goals) and have accounted for 24 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Yoane Wissa is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Lorient. Wissa has had a starting assignment in 120 outings in his career and he accounts for 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has recorded 44 goals in 10,379 professional minutes played. He has totaled 16 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card warnings during his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Adrian Grbic, the forward representing Austria. Grbic has been on the pitch for 5,661 mins in 55 starts and has been given a total of 10 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times in his career while he has scored 32 total goals. He has an average of 0.51 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Lorient will be Paul Nardi. Nardi (74-46-59 mark during his career) has earned 43 shutouts, which gives him a 24.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has seen 600 shots attempted against him in 179 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.28 (228 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 73.5%. Nardi has played for a total of 16,091 mins and has 440 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Metz took a loss by a score of 3-0 against Nimes. They finished the match by connecting on 497 of the 552 passing attempts for a rate of 90.0%. Metz earned a 59.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 16 out of the 27 dribbles they tried. Metz converted 2 shots on target out of 11 shots tried earning them a 18.2% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 40 goals and 27 assists in all their games, Metz is averaging 1.11 goals and 0.75 assists per 90.
Aaron Leya Iseka should be someone to watch for Metz. He currently averages 0.28 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 51 games during his career. The forward hailing from Belgium has 5,128 mins while he has scored 16 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 2 times. Make sure to watch out for Farid Boulaya, the forward representing France. Boulaya has been handed 18 yellow card cautions in 10,174 minutes played (112 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.18. He has tallied 20 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 21 times.
Alexandre Oukidja will reside in front of the goal for Metz. During his career, Oukidja has allowed 163 goals and has 318 stops in 149 starts. He has given up 1.10 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 65-42-42. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.5% and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.9%. Oukidja has recorded 49 clean sheets and has defended 444 shots attempted against him in 13,358 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lorient (+114)
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