Metz vs Nice Prediction, 10/8/2023 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Metz vs Nice
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
Location: Stade Saint-Symphorien in Longeville-lès-Metz, France
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Metz (+350) Nice (-129)
Metz (2-2-3) are hosting Nice (3-4-0) at Stade Saint-Symphorien on Sunday. Metz are priced at +350 while Nice are priced at -129. The over/under is 2.5. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alexandre Oukidja for Metz and Marcin Bulka for Nice.
The Maroons have a rank of 18th concerning expected goals having 5.2, and the expected goals against sit at 11.1. The Maroons have allowed 13 goals while surrendering 1.86 goals per 90 min, and the other team are sitting with 46 shots on target against them. Their differential on goals is -6 with the help of 7 goals scored as well as 13 goals given up. They have accounted for 2 clean sheets, giving them a rate of 28.6 for the year. Metz has tallied 33 saves and also have a save% of 71.7 for the year. Metz has recorded 10 yellow cards for the year and 1 red card. On the year, the club has put together an average of 1.14 pts/match (8 pts) and have a rank of 13th in the league with 5 assists.
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The Eagles are sitting with an average of 1.9 points per match while sitting with 6 assists. The Eagles have earned a CS% of 57.1 over the course of the season and 14 yellow card warnings. Nice sits at 5th for goals given up with 4, and their difference in goals is at 4. Over the course of the season, the Eagles have a save rate of 75.0 (16 shots on target against), and also are 3rd in soccer with 13 points. The club's goals against per 90 is 0.57 in addition to 10 saves, and they have accumulated 4 clean sheets. Nice has accumulated 8 goals and this squad's xG so far this year sits at 10.3.
The man who will defend the goal for Metz will be Alexandre Oukidja. Oukidja (88-64-61 mark in his career) has totaled 69 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.4% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Algeria has faced 783 shots attempted at him in 213 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.13 (238 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.2. Oukidja has seen the field for a total of 18,979 minutes and has 547 saves during his pro soccer career.
Marcin Bulka is expected to look after the goal for Nice. Bulka has 8 clean sheets and has defended 91 shots attempted against him in 2,160 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 80.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.3%. He has surrendered 0.96 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 5-9-10. Thus far in his career, Bulka has given up 23 goals while tallying 66 stops in 24 starts.
Simon Elisor is a guy who could help decide the outcome for Metz. He has accounted for 2 assists while tallying 7 yellow cards in his career. The forward hailing from France has 10 goals in 2,727 mins. Elisor has been a starter in 27 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.33 goals per 90 mins.
Nice has a playmaker in Terem Moffi, who pesters opposing defenses. He scores 0.50 G/90 and has started 104 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Nigeria has accumulated 8,582 minutes while scoring 48 goals. He has tallied 7 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nice (-129)
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