Metz vs Lyon Prediction, 5/8/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Lyon
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+467) Lyon (-190)
Stade Saint-Symphorien is the venue where Ibrahima Niane and Metz (4-13-18, 20th in Ligue 1) will take on Lyon (15-11-9, 7th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Marc-Aurele Caillard for Metz and Anthony Lopes for Lyon. The Kids are at at -190 while Metz are at +467. The total has been set at 3.
Metz played Montpellier in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. In regard to passing, they ended with a 84.1% passes received rate by connecting on 359 of the 427 pass attempts in their last outing. Metz attempted 24 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 15 of those attempts for a percentage of 62.5%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Metz wrapped this game up at a 29.4% clip by putting 5 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Metz sports an average of 0.83 goals per 90 (29 total goals) and have tallied 20 assists in all matches this year.
Ibrahima Niane is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Metz. Niane has been in the starting lineup in 57 outings thus far in his career and scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Senegal has recorded 24 goals scored in 5,416 mins played. He has accounted for 3 assists while accumulating 3 yellow cards in his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Nicolas De Preville, the forward representing France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 38 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 62 total goals. De Preville has 21,859 mins during 240 career starts and has been handed 46 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.26 G/90 for his career.
The man defending the goal for Metz will be Marc-Aurele Caillard. Caillard (19-29-37 mark during his career) has earned 22 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.2% clean sheet rate. The goalie from France has seen 343 shots attempted against him in 84 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.49 (127 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of 65.9%. Caillard has seen the pitch for a total of 7,662 mins and has earned 224 saves so far in his career.
For their last outing, Lyon went home victorious with a score of 3-0 against Marseille. They finished the match by connecting on 283 out of their 335 passing tries for a percentage of 84.5%. Lyon finished the match with a 42.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Lyon landed 5 shots on target out of 12 shots tried which had them sitting at a 41.7% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 58 goals and 39 assists in all their contests, Lyon averages 1.66 goals and 1.11 assists per 90 minutes.
Moussa Dembele should provide a lift for Lyon. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 151 outings in his career. The forward born in France has been on the field for 14,172 minutes while scoring 90 goals. He has accumulated 21 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Paqueta, the midfielder representing Brazil. He has collected 29 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 different times. Paqueta has been handed 33 yellow card cautions in 10,472 professional minutes played (122 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.25.
Anthony Lopes will look after the goal for Lyon. Lopes has accumulated 106 shutouts and has seen 1,194 shots tried against him in 27,943 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 73.2% and his shutout rate is currently at 34.0%. He has surrendered 1.11 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 160-73-77. So far in his career, Lopes has given up 345 goals and has racked up 881 saves in 312 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Metz (+467)
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