Saint-Etienne vs Metz Prediction, 3/6/2022 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint-Etienne vs Metz
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint-Etienne (+110) Metz (+235)
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is the site where Wahbi Khazri and Saint-Etienne (5-7-14, 19th in Ligue 1) will take on Metz (4-10-12, 18th in Ligue 1) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Paul Bernardoni for Saint-Etienne and Alexandre Oukidja for Metz. Saint-Étienne are at +110 while Metz are at +235. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Saint-Etienne stepped onto the pitch against PSG in their last game and took a loss by a score of 3-1. Saint-Etienne attempted 18 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 10 of those dribbles for a rate of 55.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 86.8% received passes percentage by converting 329 of the 379 passing targets in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Saint-Etienne walked away from the pitch at a 46.2% rate by hitting 6 SoT out of 13 shots. Saint-Etienne averages 1.00 goal per 90 (26 total goals) and have earned 17 assists in all contests for the season.
Wahbi Khazri is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Saint-Etienne. Khazri has been in the starting lineup in 274 outings during his career and has 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Tunisia has earned 83 goals in 23,753 professional minutes played. He has 43 assists while accumulating 78 yellow cards in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Mahdi Camara, the midfielder who represents France. Camara has been on the pitch for 6,284 minutes during 70 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times so far in his career while he has scored 4 goals. He currently averages 0.06 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Saint-Etienne will be Paul Bernardoni. Bernardoni has played for 16,244 mins and has 507 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.46 (263 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.2%. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 752 shots tried at him in 181 career starts. Bernardoni (61-46-74 record during his soccer career) has recorded 48 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.5% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Metz finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Nantes. Metz finished with a 52.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 393 of the 442 pass attempts for a rate of 88.9%. Metz landed 0 shots on target out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 0.0% rate in their last game. With a total of 23 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, Metz averages 0.88 goals and 0.54 assists per 90 minutes.
Ibrahima Niane will need to provide a lift for Metz. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 55 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Senegal has been on the field for 5,212 minutes and has scored 24 goals. He has collected 3 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. You should also watch out for Nicolas De Preville, the forward representing France. He has tallied 61 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 38 times. De Preville has been handed a total of 44 yellow card cautions in 21,164 mins played (231 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.26.
Alexandre Oukidja will look after the net for Metz. In his career, Oukidja has given up 202 goals and has accounted for 364 stops in 169 starts. He has allowed 1.20 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 67-50-52. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.2% and his clean sheet rate is currently 30.8%. Oukidja has racked up 52 clean sheets while defending 523 shots attempted against him in 15,155 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Metz (+235) and under the total goals
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