Reims vs Metz Prediction, 4/18/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Reims vs Metz
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France
TV: Viaplay Denmark
Odds/Point Spread: Reims (+122) Metz (+205)
Boulaye Dia and Reims (9-13-10, 12th in Ligue 1) host Metz (11-9-12, 10th in Ligue 1) at Stade Auguste-Delaune on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Predrag Rajkovic for Reims and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. The moneyline on this contest has Reims coming in at +122 and Metz are at +205. The O/U is set at 2.
Reims took the field against Nice in their last game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 95.8% passes received percentage by completing 361 of the 377 pass targets last match. Reims tried 11 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Reims finished the game at a 10.0% rate by landing 1 shot on target 10 shots. Reims averages 1.09 goals per 90 (35 goals in total) and are sitting with 19 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Boulaye Dia is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Reims. Dia has had a starting assignment in 58 matchups in his career and tallies 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has tallied 24 goals scored in 4,979 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 2 assists while accumulating 4 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Arber Zeneli, the forward hailing from Sweden. He has helped a teammate on a goal 32 times during his soccer career and he has scored 34 total goals. Zeneli has been on the field for 11,681 mins during 135 starts. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Reims is Predrag Rajkovic. Rajkovic (43-32-21 record in his career) has recorded 41 clean sheets, which gives him a 42.3% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Serbia has seen 326 shots attempted against him in 97 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.85 (82 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 76.1%. Rajkovic has seen the pitch for 8,640 mins and has accumulated 247 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Metz took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Lille. They finished this game by completing 355 of the 447 passing attempts for a rate of 79.4%. Metz finished with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 of the 20 dribbles they pursued. Metz had 6 shots on target out of the team's 17 shots attempted which had them at a 35.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 35 goals and 24 assists for all their games, Metz is averaging 1.09 goals and 0.75 assists per 90 minutes.
Aaron Leya Iseka will need to provide a lift for Metz. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 49 outings in his career. The forward from Belgium has totaled 5,001 mins while earning 16 goals. He has accumulated 8 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. Be sure to watch out for Farid Boulaya, the forward representing France. Boulaya has earned himself 18 yellow card cautions in 9,907 minutes (109 career starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.18. He has accounted for 20 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 18 times.
Alexandre Oukidja will reside in front of the net for Metz. Oukidja has accumulated 48 shutouts and has seen 424 shots tried against him in 12,998 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of 72.4% and his shutout rate is currently 33.1%. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 64-41-40. So far in his career, Oukidja has surrendered 156 goals and has accumulated 303 stops in 145 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Metz (+205)
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