Metz vs Lille Prediction, 4/9/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Lille
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+250) Lille (+105)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the venue where Farid Boulaya and Metz (11-9-11, 9th in Ligue 1) will play Lille (19-9-3, 1st in Ligue 1) on Friday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Mike Maignan for Lille. Lille OSC are at at +105 while Metz are at +250. The total has been set at 2.25.
Metz played Monaco in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 4-0. Metz tried 18 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 14 of those attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In regard to passing, they earned a 85.7% received passes rate by connecting on 288 of the 336 pass attempts in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Metz finished at a 16.7% rate by putting 1 shot on target out of 6 total shots. Metz has an average of 1.13 goals per 90 (35 total goals) and are sitting with 24 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Farid Boulaya is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Metz. Boulaya has started 108 matches in his career and he has earned 0.18 goals per 90. The forward from France has accumulated 20 goals in 9,817 mins played. He has totaled 18 assists while accumulating 18 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Aaron Leya Iseka, the forward representing Belgium. Iseka has been on the pitch for 4,911 mins in 48 starts and has earned himself 8 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 2 times during his soccer career and he has scored 16 total goals. He scores 0.29 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has seen the field for a total of 12,908 mins and has 299 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.07 (154 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of 72.5%. The goalkeeper hailing from France has faced 418 shots attempted against him in 144 career starts. Oukidja (64-41-39 mark during his career) has recorded 48 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 33.3% clean sheet rate.
In their last outing, Lille walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against PSG. They wrapped up this outing by completing 269 of the 343 passing attempts for a percentage of 78.4%. Lille ended the game with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. Lille converted 3 shots on target out of their 3 shots attempted which had them at a 100.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 49 goals and 32 assists in all their matches, Lille sports an average of 1.58 goals and 1.03 assists per 90.
Burak Yilmaz should provide solid play for Lille. The forward representing Turkey has accumulated 29,029 mins while scoring 215 goals. He has tallied 89 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. He is currently averaging 0.67 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 331 contests during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jonathan Bamba, the forward hailing from France. He has earned 33 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 27 different times. Bamba has been handed 11 yellow cards in 12,983 minutes played (146 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.23.
Mike Maignan will reside in front of the goal for Lille. Maignan has 53 shutouts and defended 482 shots against him in 12,618 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of 73.2% and his shutout rate is 37.9%. He has surrendered 1.02 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 70-29-41. Thus far in his career, Maignan has allowed 143 goals while earning 359 stops in 140 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Metz (+250)
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