Metz vs PSG Prediction, 4/24/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs PSG
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+500) PSG (-227)
Farid Boulaya and Metz (11-10-12, 9th in Ligue 1) play PSG (22-3-8, 2nd in Ligue 1) at Stade Saint-Symphorien on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Sergio Rico for PSG. The odds on this contest have Metz coming in at +500 and PSG are at -227. The O/U is set at 3.
Metz played Lille in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Metz tried 20 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 8 of those attempts for a rate of 40.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 79.4% received passes rate by completing 355 out of their 447 pass targets in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Metz ended this match at a 35.3% clip by landing 6 shots on target of 17 shots. Metz is averaging 1.06 g/90 (35 total goals) and have earned 24 assists in all matches for the season.
Farid Boulaya is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Metz. Boulaya has been a starter in 110 contests during his career and he tallies 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from France has recorded 20 goals scored in 9,997 mins played. He has 18 assists while tallying 18 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Aaron Leya Iseka, the forward born in Belgium. He has helped on a goal 2 times in his career while scoring 16 total goals. Iseka has 5,061 minutes in 50 starting assignments and has been given a total of 8 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.28 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Metz is Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has seen the pitch for 13,088 mins and has earned 309 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.07 (156 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 72.8%. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 430 shots attempted at him in 146 starts. Oukidja (64-42-40 record in his career) has recorded 49 shutouts, which gives him a 33.6% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, PSG took home the win by a final score of 3-2 against Saint-Etienne. They finished this game by completing 634 of the 722 passing attempts for a percentage of 87.8%. PSG finished the match with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 15 of the 20 dribbles they pursued. PSG had 4 shots on goal out of their 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 74 goals and 48 assists in all their matches, PSG sports an average of 2.24 goals and 1.45 assists per 90.
Kylian Mbappe should provide solid play for PSG. He is averaging 0.93 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 109 outings in his career. The forward from France has been on the field for 9,947 mins and has scored 103 goals. He has tallied 14 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times. You should also watch out for Angel Di Maria, the forward who represents Argentina. Di Maria has been given 46 yellow card cautions in 26,685 minutes played (312 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.28. He has accumulated 84 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 142 different times.
Sergio Rico will be residing in front of the net for PSG. Rico has racked up 48 clean sheets and has defended 692 shots against him in 13,779 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 69.8% and his clean sheet rate is 32.0%. He has allowed 1.43 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 69-27-54. So far in his career, Rico has conceded 219 goals and has totaled 482 saves in 150 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Metz (+500)
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