Metz vs Rennes Prediction, 10/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Rennes
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+277) Rennes (+114)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the venue where Ibrahima Niane and Metz (1-3-5, 18th in Ligue 1) will play Rennes (3-3-3, 11th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. Metz are at +277 while the Red and Blacks are at +114. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Metz faced off with Angers in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 3-2. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 89.8% passes received percentage by converting 370 of the 412 passing targets last match. Metz tried 16 dribbles in this match and were successful in 10 of those attempts for a rate of 62.5%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Metz wrapped this game up at a 100.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 2 total shots. Metz is averaging 1.11 goals per 90 (10 goals in total) and have accounted for 7 assists in all contests this year.
Ibrahima Niane is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Metz. He has accounted for 2 assists while tallying 2 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Niane has been in the starting lineup in 46 games so far in his career and scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Senegal has earned 22 goals in 4,499 professional minutes.
Someone else who should impact this match is Nicolas De Preville, the forward born in France. He has assisted on a goal 37 times during his soccer career and he has scored 58 goals. De Preville has been on the field for 20,353 minutes in 221 starts and has been given a total of 44 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.26 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Metz is Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja (66-46-48 mark during his career) has totaled 49 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper from France has had 484 shots attempted at him in 160 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.16 (185 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 71.1%. Oukidja has defended the goal for a total of 14,348 minutes and has tallied 342 stops during his career.
In their last outing, Rennes earned three points by winning 2-0 against PSG. Rennes finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 of the 26 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by completing 255 of the 323 passes they tried earning a rate of 78.9%. Rennes connected on 4 shots on goal out of their 12 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% clip in their last game. With a total of 12 goals and 9 assists in all matches, Rennes averages 1.33 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Benjamin Bourigeaud will be counted on for Rennes. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 17,433 minutes while scoring 33 goals. He has accumulated 35 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times. He has an average of 0.17 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 199 contests thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Sehrou Guirassy, the forward representing France. Guirassy has earned himself a total of 16 yellow card cautions in 9,879 minutes (104 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.40. He has scored 44 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 7 times.
Alfred Gomis will reside in front of the net for Rennes. During his pro soccer career, Gomis has conceded 252 goals while earning 658 saves in 227 starts. He has conceded 1.12 goals per 90 while earning a record of 75-67-80. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.4% and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.2%. Gomis has accumulated 73 shutouts and defended 896 shots tried against him in 20,298 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Metz (+277)
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