Metz vs. Paris Saint-Germain 9/22/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Metz vs. Paris Saint-Germain
September 22, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -200, Under 2.5 +162
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Metz is hosting Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Saint Symphorien in round 7 of the French Ligue 1. Metz is the weakest team in the league right now, and they have already conceded 13 goals this season. PSG is on a 6-game winning streak in Ligue 1, and they have already scored impressive 18 goals.

Nothing works for Metz at the moment, and even though they scored 6 goals so far, that is simply not enough for Metz to compensate for a terrible defense. In their last game against Strasbourg, Metz has had 54% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. Once again Metz’s defense has failed them, and they have conceded 3 goals in the first half. Metz has lost this match 3-0. Centtonze is the leading goalscorer for Metz with 2 goals. Only Cabit and N’Doram are injured for Metz, but there are quite a few more players who are still questionable for this game. Metz is the biggest favorite to get relegated at the moment, and unless they shape up and start playing better defense, they will get relegated.

As I’ve mentioned, PSG is on a 6-game winning streak in Ligue 1, and with 18 points, 18 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, PSG is now at the top of the standings, and it’s unlikely they will lose that spot. Mbappe has scored 5 goals and added 4 assists so far, and he will once again lead PSG’s offense in this game. Messi is once again on the injury list, and he will miss this game alongside Bernat and Ramos. PSG was hosting Lyon in their latest game, and they have had 54% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a high 91% of the correct passes. We saw a lot of chances in the first half, but no goals. In the second half, Lyon has scored first, but PSG quickly tied the score, and they scored another goal in the 94th minute. With a result of 2-1, PSG has won this game. In Ligue 1, PSG won’t have a lot of trouble, but the Champions League is a different story, and PSG will need to step up in that competition.

I’m looking at this game, and I immediately think Metz doesn’t stand a chance here, even without Messi. I was hoping Messi will finally get on the scoreboard in this game, but I guess we will need to wait. PSG is in better form, and they are a much better team. I’m taking PSG.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: PSG and over 2.5 -125

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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