Metz vs Rennes Prediction, 3/20/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Rennes
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+150) Rennes (+170)
Benjamin Bourigeaud and Rennes (11-8-10, 8th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Saint-Symphorien on Saturday where they'll take on Metz (11-9-9, 7th in Ligue 1). The goalies protecting the net will be Marc-Aurele Caillard for Metz and Romain Salin for Rennes. Metz are at +150 while the Red and Blacks are at +170. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Metz faced off with Lens in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 84.0% received passes rate by completing 358 out of their 426 pass targets last game. Metz attempted 20 dribbles in this matchup and completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Metz finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 3 SoT out of 6 total shots. Metz is averaging 1.17 goals per 90 minutes (34 goals in total) and have racked up 23 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
John Boye is a player who should be able to impact this game for Metz. Boye has been given a starting assignment in 194 outings in his career and scores 0.07 goals per 90 mins. The defender who is from Ghana has 13 goals in 17,409 professional minutes played. He has totaled 5 assists while tallying 47 yellow cards during his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Aaron Leya Iseka, the forward who is from Belgium. Iseka has accumulated 4,853 minutes in 48 starts and has been handed 8 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times during his soccer career while scoring 16 goals. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Metz is Marc-Aurele Caillard. Caillard has seen the field for a total of 6,210 mins and has accumulated 177 saves during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.41 (97 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 65.9%. The goalkeeper hailing from France has seen 270 shots tried at him in 68 starts. Caillard (17-24-28 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 18 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.5% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Rennes earned three points by winning 1-0 against Strasbourg. They finished this game by converting 398 out of their 470 passing tries earning a percentage of 84.7%. Rennes finished with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Rennes landed 2 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted giving them a 18.2% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 33 goals and 27 assists for all their games, Rennes averages 1.14 goals and 0.93 assists per 90 minutes.
Benjamin Bourigeaud will be counted on for Rennes. The forward representing France has totaled 15,959 mins while scoring 32 goals. He has tallied 32 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 181 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Adrien Hunou, the forward who represents France. Hunou has earned himself 11 yellow cards in 10,027 minutes (107 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.33. He has totaled 37 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 8 different times.
Romain Salin will be residing in front of the net for Rennes. In his career, Salin has conceded 210 goals and has 490 stops in 160 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.33 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 55-39-63. He holds a save percentage of 70.1% and his shutout rate sits at 25.0%. Salin has racked up 40 shutouts while defending 699 shots against him in 14,214 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rennes (+170)
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