Paris Saint-Germain vs Strasbourg
France – Coupe de France
Date: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Kick-off at 20.05 UK/ 21.05 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris).
The Parisians are lining up for another match. Need I say more?
The French superpower will be furious with themselves that they took their opponents lightly and missed out a chance to secure the domestic treble without much effort. The Coupe de la Ligue Quarter-final saw PSG going out against minnows Guingamp.
And good lord, they did settle scores. Ten days after the unexpected loss, Paris got their vanquishers exactly where they wanted them. Needless to say, it was painful to watch, from Guingamp’s perspective. From a neutral eye, or even better, from the French capital’s eye, it was a delight. Strike that. It was heaven. It’s not every day you take revenge with a 9-0 scoreline.
Le Racing has been on fine form and posted six wins in a row. They have been on song ever since mid-December, and someone from their camp must have thought – “We really are unstoppable”. Bet they won’t be saying that now.
PSG vs Strasbourg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six wins belong to Thomas Tuchel’s men.
- Six of the last seven games saw both sides netting goals.
- The Red and Blues have scored in their last eight straight appearances.
- The combined scoreline for the last eight fixtures at this venue is 21-7, in favor of the hosts.
- Parisians kept clean sheets in three of their last four home-ties.
- At this venue, the Red and Blues have a 100% unbeaten record.
PSG vs Strasbourg Prediction
The terrifying frontline of Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani will make mincemeat out of this tie, as they will not want to make another mistake of the gratitude of their exit to Guingamp in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Thomas Tuchel had to go through a lot of flak for the aforementioned exit, and he will not want another debacle against him, and that too in close proximity. Expect the game to be played with the sole aim of destruction by the hosts.
On top of all these factors, Le Racing has always struggled against this opponent at the Parc des Princes. Disregarding a 0-0 draw, back in 1998, the hosts have a 100% winning record against Thierry Laurey’s men.
The free-scoring home-team will easily lead to a match with at least two first-half goals and will find the net before and after the halftime whistle.
PSG vs Strasbourg Betting Tips
Paris Saint-Germain to Score in Both Halves @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 First Half Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).