Strasbourg – Toulouse : Preview & Prediction
Strasbourg and Toulouse face each other at the Stade de la Meinau in a match for the 18th matchday of Ligue 1. There have been no direct clashes between these two teams in the last three years. The last confrontation was played on 23-01-2008 and ended with the result: Strasbourg (2-0) Toulouse. In this meeting the house factor could play an important role, since Toulouse presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Review of Strasbourg
The home team is currently in 12th place with 21 points, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate game, won at home against PSG by (2-1). In the latter, he won out against Bordeaux by (0-3). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played, for the Coupe de la Ligue, lost with PSG at home by (2-4). In the last 8 home games for the league, Strasbourg has 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 24.
For this competition, you have not lost in your stadium for 5 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 8 of his last 10 matches but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home games for this competition there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as 6 in 8 have finished with over 2.5 goals in the scoreboard. In 17 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to return to the result.
Strasbourg enter this unmotivated day after a home defeat by 2-4 in the reception to PSG, to count for the French League Cup. The home club usually plays on a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side aisles. Strasbourg know they will have a relatively difficult match as their opponents appear to be motivated by the record of the recent games. For this game the home coach should not be able to count on Abdallah Ndour for being injured.
Analysis of Toulouse
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is in 16th place, having won 19 points. In the last game, they beat Caen at home (2-0), after having lost in the previous game in a game against Lille (1-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win at home with Bordeaux by (2-0). For the championship, Toulouse won 5 points in 27 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 9 games they played as a visitor. His attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 17 games in this event, he only achieved 1 turnaround in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Toulouse enter this motivated round after a 2-0 win at home to Bordeaux in the French League Cup: Gradel and Toivonen signed the “goals” of the win. The visiting club usually plays on a tactical system in 4-4-2, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side aisles. Toulouse are a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the goal of trying to surprise their opponents through counter-attack. When he invests in the offensive process, he usually does it through the right aisle, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by side Yago. For this game coach Pascal Dupraz will not be able to count on Durmaz and Steven Fortes for being injured.
Strasbourg – Toulouse : Betting Tips
Strasbourg – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70