Metz vs Angers Prediction, 3/3/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Angers
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+171) Angers (+176)
John Boye and Metz (11-8-8, 5th in Ligue 1) play Angers (10-6-11, 10th in Ligue 1) at Stade Saint-Symphorien on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers are Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Paul Bernardoni for Angers. The odds on this game have Metz priced at +171 and the Black and Whites are at +176. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Metz took the field against Bordeaux in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 74.4% rate by connecting on 323 of the 434 passing targets in their last match. Metz tried 22 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 13 of those attempts for a percentage of 59.1%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Metz finished the game at a 38.5% clip by hitting 5 SoT out of 13 total shots. Metz sports an average of 1.19 goals per 90 (32 total goals) and are sitting with 23 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
John Boye is a player who should impact this matchup for Metz. He has totaled 5 assists while earning 46 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Boye has been given a starting assignment in 192 games so far in his career and he scores 0.07 goals per 90 minutes. The defender who is from Ghana has earned 13 goals in 17,229 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Aaron Leya Iseka, the forward representing Belgium. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 16 total goals. Iseka has played 4,782 mins in 47 career starts and has been handed 8 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja (64-41-38 mark during his career) has recorded 48 shutouts, which has earned him a 33.6% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from France has seen 415 shots tried against him in 143 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.07 (153 goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.3%. Oukidja has seen the field for 12,819 minutes and has 296 stops in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Angers finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Lens. Angers finished the match with a 47.4% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by completing 222 of the 309 attempted passes for a percentage of 71.8%. Angers converted 2 shots on target out of their 5 shots attempted which gave them a 40.0% rate in their last outing. With a total of 32 goals and 20 assists for all their games, Angers has an average of 1.19 goals and 0.74 assists per 90 min.
Pierrick Capelle will be someone to watch for Angers. He scores 0.12 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 184 games in his career. The forward from France has 15,678 mins while earning 21 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. You should also keep an eye on Ismael Traore, the defender representing France. Traore has been handed a total of 28 yellow card cautions in 31,616 mins (358 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.04. He has scored 13 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 6 times.
Paul Bernardoni is expected to look after the goal for Angers. In his pro soccer career, Bernardoni has allowed 218 goals and has 441 stops in 150 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.46 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 52-38-60. He has earned a save % of 68.9% and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.7%. Bernardoni has accumulated 40 clean sheets while seeing 647 shots attempted against him in 13,454 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Metz (+171)
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