Montpellier vs Metz Prediction, 5/1/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montpellier vs Metz
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Montpellier (-147) Metz (+385)
Nicolas De Preville and Metz (4-12-18, 20th in Ligue 1) head to Stade de la Mosson on Sunday where they'll take on Montpellier (12-6-16, 12th in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Jonas Omlin for Montpellier and Marc-Aurele Caillard for Metz. The Paillade are at -147 while Metz are at +385. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Montpellier faced off with Lyon in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 5-2. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 90.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 454 out of their 501 pass attempts last match. Montpellier attempted 10 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 5 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Montpellier wrapped this game up at a 60.0% rate by hitting 6 SoT of 10 shots. Montpellier is averaging 1.32 goals per 90 min (45 total goals) and are sitting with 28 assists in all matches this year.
Florent Mollet is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Montpellier. Mollet has been given a starting assignment in 218 matches thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in France has earned 43 goals scored in 18,431 minutes played. He has accounted for 27 assists while accumulating 49 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Teji Savanier, the forward representing France. Savanier has been on the field for 23,396 minutes in 269 career starting assignments and has been handed 85 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 67 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 47 goals. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Montpellier is Jonas Omlin. Omlin has defended the goal for 15,054 mins and has tallied 458 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.20 (200 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.1%. The goalkeeper born in Switzerland has faced 641 shots attempted at him in 169 starting assignments. Omlin (73-39-57 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 39 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.1% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Metz took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Brest. They finished the match by completing 428 out of their 498 passes they attempted earning a rate of 85.9%. Metz had a 40.0% successful dribble rate by converting 8 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. Metz had 1 shot on target out of 10 shots attempted giving them a 10.0% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 18 assists in all competitions, Metz sports an average of 0.79 goals and 0.53 assists per 90.
Nicolas De Preville should provide a lift for Metz. The forward born in France has played 21,791 professional minutes while he has scored 62 goals. He has totaled 46 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 38 times. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 and has started 239 outings during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ibrahima Niane, the forward representing Senegal. He has 24 goals in his career while helping on a goal 3 times. Niane has been given 3 yellow cards in 5,416 mins played (57 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.40.
Marc-Aurele Caillard will reside in front of the net for Metz. So far in his career, Caillard has allowed 125 goals and has accounted for 220 saves in 83 starts. He has allowed 1.49 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 19-28-37. He has a save percentage of 65.9% and his clean sheet rate is 26.5%. Caillard has tallied 22 clean sheets and has defended 337 shots against him in 7,572 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Metz (+385)
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