Metz vs Clermont Foot Prediction, 4/17/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Clermont Foot
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+167) Clermont Foot (+166)
Ibrahima Niane and Metz (4-11-16, 20th in Ligue 1) host Clermont Foot (7-7-17, 17th in Ligue 1) at Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Marc-Aurele Caillard for Metz and Ouparine Djoco for Clermont Foot. The Lancers are at at +166 while Metz are at +167. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Metz stepped onto the pitch against Bordeaux in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. Metz tried 8 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 3 of the tries for a percentage of 37.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 79.7% passes received rate by connecting on 244 out of their 306 targeted passes in their last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Metz finished the game at a 22.2% clip by landing 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Metz sports an average of 0.84 g/90 (26 goals in total) and are sitting with 17 assists in all games for the year.
Ibrahima Niane is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Metz. He has accounted for 3 assists while tallying 3 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Niane has had a starting assignment in 56 games in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.41 G/90. The forward who is from Senegal has totaled 24 goals in 5,316 professional minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Nicolas De Preville, the forward representing France. De Preville has been on the field for 21,557 mins during 236 starts and has been given 46 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 38 times during his career and he has scored 61 total goals. He is averaging 0.25 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Metz is Marc-Aurele Caillard. Caillard has seen the pitch for 7,563 minutes and has earned 219 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.49 (125 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 65.8%. The goalie from France has faced 336 shots tried against him in 83 starts. Caillard (19-28-37 record in his career) has tallied 22 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Clermont Foot took a defeat with a final score of 6-1 against PSG. They finished the match by connecting on 364 out of their 404 passes they attempted for a rate of 90.1%. Clermont Foot finished with a 27.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 3 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. Clermont Foot connected on 4 shots on target out of 10 shots attempted giving them a 40.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 29 goals and 22 assists in all their contests, Clermont Foot sports an average of 0.94 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Jodel Dossou will be counted on for Clermont Foot. The midfielder who is from Benin has totaled 5,555 mins while scoring 20 goals. He has accounted for 6 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times. He has an average of 0.32 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 63 games in his career. Be sure to watch out for Mohamed Bayo, the forward representing Guinea. Bayo has been handed a total of 2 yellow card cautions in 5,028 professional minutes played (56 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.57. He has 32 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Ouparine Djoco will reside in front of the goal for Clermont Foot. Djoco has accumulated 4 shutouts while defending 85 shots against him in 1,756 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 65.9% and his shutout rate is currently at 21.1%. He has given up 1.59 goals per 90 while holding a record of 5-3-11. So far in his pro soccer career, Djoco has conceded 31 goals and has accounted for 57 stops in 19 starts.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Metz (+167)
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