Metz vs Strasbourg Prediction, 2/14/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Strasbourg
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+219) Strasbourg (+163)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the site where Aaron Leya Iseka and Metz (9-8-7, 7th in Ligue 1) will play Strasbourg (7-4-13, 16th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalies are Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Eiji Kawashima for Strasbourg. Metz are at +219 while Strasbourg are at +163. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Metz faced off with Saint-Etienne in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Metz attempted 17 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 9 of the dribbles for a rate of 52.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 80.7% rate by connecting on 385 out of their 477 passing targets last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Metz finished the game at a 0% rate by putting 0 SoT out of 9 total shots. Metz is averaging 1.13 goals per 90 (27 goals in total) and have accounted for 18 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Aaron Leya Iseka is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Metz. He has totaled 2 assists while tallying 8 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Iseka has been a starter in 46 matchups during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Belgium has earned 16 goals in 4,664 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is John Boye, the defender born in Ghana. Boye has accumulated 16,959 minutes in 189 career starting assignments and has been handed 46 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 4 times during his soccer career while he has scored 13 total goals. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja has played for 12,549 minutes and has earned 294 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.07 (149 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .727. The keeper born in France has faced 410 shots attempted against him in 140 career starts. Oukidja (62-41-37 mark in his career) has earned 48 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 34.3% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Strasbourg took a loss by a final score of 3-0 against Lyon. Strasbourg ended the game with a 61.5% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by converting 225 of the 301 passing attempts for a percentage of 74.8%. Strasbourg had 1 SoT out of their 8 shots attempted earning them a 12.5% clip in their last game. With a total of 32 goals and 15 assists for all their matches, Strasbourg averages 1.33 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Habib Diallo will need to provide a spark for Strasbourg. The forward born in Senegal has totaled 11,421 minutes and has scored 71 goals. He has 10 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. He scores 0.56 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 124 games so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ludovic Ajorque, the forward born in Réunion. Ajorque has been given a total of 22 yellow card warnings in 10,380 mins (119 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.40. He has 46 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 16 times.
Eiji Kawashima will be looking after the goal for Strasbourg. Kawashima has accumulated 63 clean sheets and has defended 983 shots tried against him in 19,490 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of .689 and his shutout rate is 29.0%. He has conceded 1.43 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 74-59-84. In his career, Kawashima has allowed 309 goals while totaling 677 saves in 217 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Metz (+219)
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