Metz vs Nantes Prediction, 1/24/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Nantes
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+166) Nantes (+185)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the site where Aaron Leya Iseka and Metz (7-7-6, 9th in Ligue 1) will take on Nantes (3-9-8, 17th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Alban Lafont for Nantes. The moneyline on this contest has Metz coming in at +166 and Nantes are priced at +185. The total opens at 2.
Metz faced Lyon in their last match and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Metz tried 15 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of those tries for a percentage of 60.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 79.3% passes received rate by connecting on 253 of the 319 pass targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Metz finished at a 23.5% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 17 total shots. Metz sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (20 goals in total) and have earned 14 assists in all competitions for the season.
Aaron Leya Iseka is a guy who can be a difference maker for Metz. He has totaled 2 assists while accumulating 7 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Iseka has been a starter in 44 games so far in his career and he scores 0.30 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Belgium has tallied 15 goals scored in 4,549 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is John Boye, the defender representing Ghana. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 13 goals. Boye has totaled 16,637 mins in 185 starts and has earned himself 45 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Metz is Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has seen the field for a total of 12,189 minutes and is sitting with 287 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.07 (145 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .729. The goalie born in France has had 399 shots attempted against him in 136 career starting assignments. Oukidja (60-40-36 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 47 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.6% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Nantes earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Lens. Nantes ended the game with a 53.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 280 out of their 369 passes they tried for a percentage of 75.9%. Nantes had 1 shot on goal out of their 8 shots attempted earning them a 12.5% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 20 goals and 11 assists in all their games, Nantes has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.55 assists per 90 min.
Renaud Emond should provide solid play for Nantes. The forward hailing from Belgium has earned 10,736 professional minutes while scoring 54 goals. He has accumulated 14 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He averages 0.45 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 118 matches in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Ludovic Blas, the midfielder hailing from France. He has totaled 16 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 12 different times. Blas has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards in 9,557 professional minutes played (102 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.15.
Alban Lafont will be looking after the goal for Nantes. Lafont has recorded 51 shutouts while seeing 694 shots against him in 16,049 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of .720 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.5%. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 49-57-73. So far in his career, Lafont has given up 223 goals and has tallied 496 saves in 179 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Metz (+166)
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