Metz vs Troyes Prediction, 9/12/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Troyes
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+134) Troyes (+208)
Yoann Touzghar and Troyes (0-1-3, 20th in Ligue 1) go to Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday where they'll take on Metz (0-3-1, 15th in Ligue 1). The starting goalkeepers will be Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Gauthier Gallon for Troyes. The moneyline on this matchup has Metz priced at +134 and the ESTAC are at +208. The total is set at 2.25.
Metz played Clermont Foot in their last match and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 2-2. Metz attempted 11 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 4 of those attempts for a percentage of 36.4%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 76.3% passes received percentage by completing 286 of the 375 pass attempts last contest.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Metz walked away from the pitch at a 27.3% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 11 total shots. Metz is averaging 1.25 goals per 90 min (5 goals in total) and have accumulated 3 assists in all games this season.
Ibrahima Niane is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Metz. Niane has been given a starting assignment in 41 games during his soccer career and has 0.47 G/90. The forward born in Senegal has racked up 22 goals in 4,175 minutes. He has 2 assists while accumulating 2 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Vagner, the forward who is from Cape Verde. He has assisted on a goal 5 times during his soccer career while he has scored 17 total goals. Vagner has totaled 3,981 mins in 43 starts and has been handed a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.38 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja (65-46-44 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 49 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.6% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 465 shots tried against him in 155 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.13 (174 total goals allowed) and his save % is 71.8%. Oukidja has played for 13,898 mins and is sitting with 332 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Troyes took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Monaco. They finished the match by completing 402 of the 483 passing tries for a percentage of 83.2%. Troyes ended the game with a 48.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 out of the 27 dribbles they attempted. Troyes connected on 3 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 2 goals and 2 assists in all their contests, Troyes averages 0.50 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 min.
Yoann Touzghar will be counted on for Troyes. The forward hailing from Tunisia has 19,774 minutes while scoring 82 goals. He has accumulated 7 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times. He is averaging 0.37 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 231 games during his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Florian Tardieu, the midfielder representing France. He has totaled 17 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 17 times. Tardieu has earned himself 64 yellow cards in 23,513 professional minutes played (263 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.07.
Gauthier Gallon will reside in front of the goal for Troyes. Gallon has earned 49 clean sheets and has defended 393 shots against him in 13,392 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of 69.7% and his clean sheet rate is 32.9%. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 65-35-49. So far in his career, Gallon has allowed 185 goals while tallying 266 stops in 149 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Metz (+134)
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