Metz vs Angers Prediction, 5/14/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Angers
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+173) Angers (+178)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the venue where Nicolas De Preville and Metz (5-13-18, 19th in Ligue 1) will play Angers (9-11-16, 14th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Marc-Aurele Caillard for Metz and Danijel Petkovic for Angers. Metz are at +173 while the Black and Whites are at +178. The total is set at 2.75.
Metz played Montpellier in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 84.1% received passes rate by completing 359 of the 427 pass attempts in their last match. Metz attempted 24 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 15 of those attempts for a rate of 62.5%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Metz wrapped this game up at a 29.4% clip by putting 5 SoT of 17 total shots. Metz averages 0.83 goals per 90 minutes (29 goals in total) and have earned 20 assists in all contests for the year.
Nicolas De Preville is a player who should be able to impact this match for Metz. He has 38 assists while earning 46 yellow cards in his career. De Preville has been given a starting assignment in 240 outings during his career and has 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has 62 goals scored in 21,859 professional minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this match is Ibrahima Niane, the forward born in Senegal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times so far in his career and he has scored 24 goals. Niane has been on the field for 5,416 minutes in 57 starts and has earned himself a total of 3 yellow cards. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Metz will be Marc-Aurele Caillard. Caillard (19-29-37 record in his career) has tallied 22 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.2% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from France has had 343 shots tried at him in 84 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.49 (127 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 65.9%. Caillard has seen the pitch for a total of 7,662 minutes and has accumulated 224 stops in his career.
In their last game, Angers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Monaco. They wrapped up this contest by converting 465 out of their 541 passing attempts earning a percentage of 86.0%. Angers finished the match with a 41.7% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 24 dribbles they attempted. Angers had 5 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 45.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 35 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, Angers sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Stephane Bahoken will be someone to watch for Angers. The forward who is from France has been on the pitch for 9,499 mins while scoring 39 goals. He has collected 21 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He is currently averaging 0.37 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 107 outings so far in his career. You should also watch out for Ismael Traore, the defender representing France. He has accounted for 17 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 times. Traore has been given a total of 30 yellow card warnings in 35,302 professional minutes (400 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.04.
Danijel Petkovic will be residing in front of the goal for Angers. During his career, Petkovic has surrendered 107 goals and has earned 253 saves in 90 starts. He has given up 1.20 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 33-24-32. He has earned a save percentage of 74.6% and his shutout rate is currently at 30.0%. Petkovic has 27 clean sheets while he has seen 347 shots attempted against him in 8,055 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Angers (+178)
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