Metz vs Saint-Etienne Prediction, 10/30/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Saint-Etienne
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+129) Saint-Etienne (+175)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the site where Dylan Bronn and Metz (1-3-7, 19th in Ligue 1) will take on Saint-Etienne (0-5-6, 20th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Stefan Bajic for Saint-Etienne. The odds on this contest have Metz priced at +129 and Saint-Étienne are at +175. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Metz faced off with Lens in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 4-1. Metz attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 4 of the attempts for a rate of 40.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 83.1% passes received percentage by connecting on 345 of the 415 passing attempts last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Metz walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 10 total shots. Metz is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (11 total goals) and have accounted for 7 assists in all contests this season.
Dylan Bronn is a player who can be a difference maker for Metz. Bronn has had a starting assignment in 146 outings during his soccer career and tallies 0.09 goals per 90 minutes. The defender born in France has 14 goals in 13,302 minutes played. He has accounted for 37 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Nicolas De Preville, the forward born in France. De Preville has totaled 20,522 minutes in 223 career starts and has been handed a total of 44 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 37 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 59 goals. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has defended the goal for 14,525 mins and has 348 stops during his career. His GA/90 is 1.18 (191 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.6%. The keeper born in France has faced 497 shots attempted against him in 162 career starts. Oukidja (66-46-50 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 49 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.2% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Saint-Etienne were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Angers. They wrapped up this match by converting 496 of the 581 passing attempts for a percentage of 85.4%. Saint-Etienne finished with a 44.4% successful dribble rate by converting 16 out of the 36 dribbles they pursued. Saint-Etienne converted 6 shots on target out of their 16 shots attempted earning them a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 11 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Saint-Etienne sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.45 assists per 90 minutes.
Denis Bouanga will need to be on top of his game for Saint-Etienne. The forward born in France has totaled 13,784 minutes while earning 53 goals. He has collected 25 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has started 155 games during his career. You should also keep an eye on Mahdi Camara, the midfielder born in France. He has scored 3 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 times. Camara has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards in 5,141 minutes played (57 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.05.
Stefan Bajic is expected to look after the goal for Saint-Etienne. In his career, Bajic has surrendered 15 goals and has earned 11 stops in 4 starting assignments. He has given up 2.90 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 0-1-3. He has a save % of 44.0% and his shutout rate sits at 0.0%. Bajic has racked up 0 clean sheets and has defended 25 shots tried against him in 465 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint-Etienne (+175)
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