Metz vs Nimes Prediction, 5/9/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Nimes
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (-101) Nimes (+285)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the site where Farid Boulaya and Metz (12-10-13, 9th in Ligue 1) will play Nimes (8-8-19, 19th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Baptiste Reynet for Nimes. Nîmes are at at +285 while Metz are at -101. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Metz faced Dijon in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 5-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 90.1% passes received percentage by converting 435 out of their 483 targeted passes in their last outing. Metz attempted 17 dribbles in this game and converted 14 of the tries for a rate of 82.4%. Concerning shot accuracy, Metz wrapped this game up at a 42.9% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. Metz averages 1.14 g/90 (40 goals in total) and have earned 27 assists in all matches for the season.
Farid Boulaya is a player who should be able to impact this match for Metz. Boulaya has been given a starting assignment in 111 matches in his pro soccer career and has 0.18 G/90. The forward from France has earned 20 goals scored in 10,115 mins played. He has 21 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Aaron Leya Iseka, the forward born in Belgium. He has assisted on a goal 2 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 16 total goals. Iseka has totaled 5,128 mins in 51 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja (65-42-41 mark during his career) has totaled 49 shutouts, which gives him a 33.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from France has faced 440 shots tried against him in 148 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.09 (160 total goals given up) and his save percentage is 72.7%. Oukidja has been on the pitch for a total of 13,268 mins and has accumulated 316 stops in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Nimes earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against Reims. Nimes finished with a 72.2% successful dribble rate by completing 13 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 362 out of their 447 passing attempts earning a rate of 81.0%. Nimes converted 7 shots on goal out of the team's 18 shots attempted which had them at a 38.9% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 35 goals and 23 assists in all their contests, Nimes averages 1.00 goal and 0.66 assists per 90.
Renaud Ripart should provide a lift for Nimes. He averages 0.26 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 178 games in his career. The forward representing France has totaled 15,801 minutes and has scored 45 goals. He has 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 18 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Moussa Kone, the forward representing Senegal. Kone has been given 16 yellow cards in 6,588 mins played (73 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.45. He has accumulated 33 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 9 different times.
Baptiste Reynet is expected to look after the goal for Nimes. In his career, Reynet has allowed 472 goals while tallying 998 saves in 319 starts. He has surrendered 1.48 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 98-88-131. He holds a save percentage of 69.6% and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.5%. Reynet has racked up 78 clean sheets while seeing 1,443 shots tried against him in 28,742 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nimes (+285)
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