Reims vs Strasbourg
France – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims).
Strasbourg seem to be peaking at the right moment to defend their League Cup title. They may be on the road this Tuesday, but considering their form, it would be unwise to bet against them. However, due to this being the Quarter-Finals, and knockouts with no second leg as well, it looks a given that the hosts Reims will score at least once.
Reims vs Strasbourg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
- Six of the previous eight matches had over 2.5 goals.
- At this venue, Strasbourg are unbeaten since 2006.
- In the past decade, only once have a meeting at this ground failed to have goals from both teams.
Reims vs Strasbourg Match Preview
Strasbourg are the defending champions of the competition, and their triumph last season was astronomically significant for French Football.
Frankly, football in France was getting a bit stale due to the level of dominance PSG were displaying. Into that mix, the way a comparatively low-key team raising a domestic cup was a breath of fresh air.
Drawing confidence from that underdog title-run, several other teams have now started to believe, that they do have a shot at lifting these kinds of trophies. (The league still looks as if the property of the Parisians).
Reims vs Strasbourg Prediction
Reims were at home in the previous round, and had to register a 1-0 win over Montpellier, to progress further. In the meantime, Strasbourg were on the road for the Round of 16, and they triumphed over Nantes with a 0-1 victory.
This Tuesday, the upper hand slightly is in favor of Strasbourg. The reasons are manifold.
The first and obvious factor would be that they are the defending champions of the competition. They have the experience and confidence of making full use of their opportunities.
On top of that, Strasbourg are currently on a five-match winning run, and they have scored four or more goals in four of their last nine overall games. On the road, they are on a streak of three wins as well.
On the other hand, Reims are winless in their last two games, and in six of their previous nine match-ups too. And at home, they remained winless in seven of their last eleven fixtures.
Taking into account these observations, it’s expected that the reigning title-holders will try their best to avoid a loss in regular time.
However, understand that this is the Quarter-Finals of a major competition. Teams other than PSG consider this a rare opportunity to have a shot at silverware, and they will give their blood and sweat on the pitch to secure glory.
On top of that, Reims have the home advantage as well. They have scored at least a goal in 13 of their last 17 home fixtures, and are on a scoring streak in seven overall games.
Moreover, despite their current form, Strasbourg have had some problems on the road earlier in the season, and once they even went on a six-match losing run away from home.
In addition, teams at home registered six of the last seven wins, and at this venue, Strasbourg are yet to record a win in the previous 14 years. Also, only once have Reims failed to score here in the said period.
Considering all these observations, it’s argued that at least once will Reims score this Tuesday, and thus BTTS looks a very attractive bet.
Reims vs Strasbourg Betting Tips
Double Chance: Strasbourg or Draw @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).