While the battle for the championship in France is not really full of excitement due to the dominance of Paris Saint Germain, things are very different in the race for the international places. With Lille and Lyon there are two teams who have earned slight advantages in the duel for the Champions League places.
In the fight for the Europa League are still some teams in the race well. With St. Etienne and Strasbourg, two of these teams meet in a catch-up match of the 23rd matchday. The winner of the duel can advance to fourth place at least until the next matchday.
Betting Tips of the Day St. Etienne vs Strasbourg
With St. Etienne and Strasbourg meet the current numbers six and nine of the league. Because of the tight table situation, however, both teams still have contact with the international places. However, in both teams, the games on the weekend in the pants. They each conceded a defeat and now have the chance to retrieve the lost points in this catch-up game again. In the game St. Etienne vs Strasbourg attract odds of 4.00 for the tip on the guests. The kick-off at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard will take place on Wednesday evening at 19:00. Read all important facts about this game in our analysis.
St. Etienne – Statistics & Current Form
A look at the table does not make it clear at first what a difficult situation Saint Etienne currently is. With a record of ten wins, seven draws and six defeats, the Greens have so far recorded 37 points in their account. So they are currently in sixth place, tied with the fourth-placed from Montpellier and two points ahead of the opponent from Strasbourg. That looks good at first, but the southern French have been waiting for a sense of achievement for four competitive matches. Only in Nantes could the team of coach Jean-Louis Gasset win a point. In the French Cup they retired after a bitter 3-6 home defeat against Dijon and also the dress rehearsal on Sunday went bad in the pants. In Rennes, La Verts clearly lost 3-0 and slipped two places in the table. In the last season, the Green-Whites have narrowly missed the European competition. At the same time they had to give Girondins Bordeaux the lead. In order not to fall behind again this season, there is an urgent need to score in the match against Strasbourg. And the best threefold!
So far, the Greens could rely on their home strength. Eight victories have already been recorded in the home Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Only in the last home game against Olympique Lyon, the southern French had to accept the first home defeat in the current championship round with 1: 2. However, this was their second home defeat in a row after losing to Dijon in the Cup. One of the most well-known players in the St. Etienne squad is Tunisian international Wahbi Khazri, who is the top scorer in the Greens with 12 goals, and Neven Subotic, who spent years in the Bundesliga at Borussia Dortmund. Now he is organizing the defense of the Gasset-Elf. Having missed the game in Rennes, Khazri is one of the hopefuls in the game against Racing. However, Romain Hamouma, who saw the yellow-red card in the last game, will not be available.
Best scorers in the league:
Wahbi Khazri 12 goals
Expected formation of St. Etienne:
Ruffler – Perrin, Subotic, Kolodziejczak – Debuchy, Monnet-Paquet, Ait Bennasser, Gabriel – Diony, Cabella, Khazri
Last matches of St. Etienne:
- 10.02.2019 – Rennes Vs. AS St. Etienne 3: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 30.01.2019 – FC Nantes vs. AS St. Etienne 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 23.01.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. FCO Dijon 3: 6 (Coupe de France)
- 20.01.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Lyon 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 16.01.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Marseille 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
Strasbourg – Statistics & Current Form
After a one-year interlude in Ligue 2, the second French league, Racing Strasbourg scored in 2017 directly the re-emergence in Ligue 1. As promoted the Blue played until the end of the last season against relegation and finished in 15th place in the table and saved, with one point ahead of the relegation place, the league affiliation. This season, the fans of RC can experience much more relaxed. After 23 games, they have a record of nine wins, eight draws and six defeats. Strasbourg has a good ninth place in the table and thus still has contact with the European places. Of the last seven away games, Racing has lost only the game in Reims with 1: 2. Two goals have been scored in their last two encounters at Monaco (5-1) and Toulouse (2-1). Now the team of coach Thierry Laurey goes to St. Etienne to land there the next away coup.
With 39 goals scored, there are only two teams in the highest French league, who have scored more goals so far. Apart from the offensive power of PSG, Lille could once again overcome the opposing goalkeeper. The best scorer in the Blue is with eight goals scored by the South Africans Lebo Mothiba. With 27 conceded on the other side of the RC Strasbourg has only an average defensive, but just in the last league games we could get the impression that Racing has stabilized here. At least until the last weekend. On Saturday, after four wins in a row, there was a surprising home defeat. The SCO Angers they lost in the Stade de la Meinau with 1: 2.
“Angers has been compact on the defensive and it was hard for us to break the bulwark” – Sanjin Prcic after his opening goal against Angers
Nevertheless, we expect RC good chances for the upcoming game in the south of France. In the game St. Etienne vs Strasbourg, the odds for the prediction on the double chance X / 2, a rate of 1.83. Good for coach Laurey is that he can build in the next few years on the top performer Kenny Lala. He extended his contract in the last days until the year 2021. Racing still has the chance of winning the title this season. In the Coupe de la Ligue, after the championship and the Coupe de France, the third most important title in France, the Blues have moved into the final and meet there on Guingamp.
Best scorers in the league:
Lebo Mothiba 8 goals
Expected deployment of Strasbourg:
Sels – Caci, Martinez, Mitrovic, Kone, Lala – Thomasson, Prcic, Sissoko – Ajorque, Mothiba
Last matches of Strasbourg:
- 09.02.2019 – Strasbourg vs. Angers 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 30.01.2019 – Strasbourg vs. Girondins Bordeaux 3: 2 (Coupe de la Ligue)
- 26.01.2019 – Strasbourg vs. Girondins Bordeaux 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 23.01.2019 – PSG Vs. Strasbourg 2: 0 (Coupe de France)
- 19.01.2019 – AS Monaco vs. Strasbourg 1: 5 (Ligue 1)
St. Etienne vs Strasbourg Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
If we scroll through the annals of the statistics, we find a total of 17 games between the two teams. In four games, the winner was St. Etienne, seven times the teams drew up a draw and Strasbourg had six times the better end for themselves. Of the last four games, three ended in a draw. All other duels are more than ten years ago and therefore not relevant for our St. Etienne Vs. Strasbourg prediction. The first leg at the Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg ended differently, peacefully with a 1-1 draw. St. Etienne lost more than 70 minutes to a run-off after a red card for ex-Dortmund player Neven Subotic, scoring the much-acclaimed equalizer in the 88th minute. In the second leg between St. Etienne and Strasbourg, our tip is at least one point win for the guests.
St. Etienne vs Strasbourg Our Betting Tips Explained
The strong Strasbourg had on Saturday, although a setback in the fight for the international places accept, but certainly not without a chance to the troubled AS Saint-Etienne. The Greens are after four competitive games without a victory under the greater pressure to re-enter a sense of achievement again. The team of coach Jean-Louis Gasset is still two points ahead of the opponent and the goal is certainly to extend the lead again, or at least to hold. The bookmakers also assign the favorites role to them. In the match between St. Etienne and Strasbourg, odds of 2.00 are paid to the home side.
Key Facts – St. Etienne vs Strasbourg tips
Strasbourg have won the last two away games
St. Etienne has not won the last four competitive games
Strasbourg is the third best offensive in the league with 39 goals
However, we see in this game a realistic chance for the guests to take something countable home with them. With two home bankruptcies in a row, the home-nimbus of green-whites seems to lose its shine. That’s why in St Etienne’s match against Strasbourg we predict that guests will not go home empty-handed. Alternatively, we are more likely to start from a goal-scoring game, so that the St. Etienne vs Strasbourg tip on a game with over 2.5 goals to betting odds of 2.00 can be played.
Insider Tips: Double Chance X2