Strasbourg vs Bordeaux
France – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 30th January 2019
Kick-off at 17.45 UK/ 18.45 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg).
It’s the virtual final for the Coupe de la Ligue since PSG has already been knocked out and by Guingamp of all teams. The victor of this match would either face the 19th placed team in the Ligue 1, Monaco or the 20th placed Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men, leaving it easy to speculate from which half of the draw the eventual champion will be arriving.
In a thriller of a game, Le Racing overcame Lyon to open their doors to the semis of the tournament. The match which saw the scales tip in either direction finally sided with the team that had the nerves to negotiate an away tie, concede an easy penalty, and still go on to eliminate the home-team.
The Girondins had a comparatively easier draw to that of their final-four compatriots. With the support of the crowd behind them, the squad managed to pull off a 1-0 win against Le Havre. That the hosts had to wait till the 70th minute for the winner, against a second-division team, might say something about their overall form as of now.
Strasbourg vs Bordeaux Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five games in a row failed to have both teams together, on the scorecard.
- The last nine fixtures at the venue saw under 2.5 goals.
- Eleven of the last 14 overall fixtures ended with the same stat to show.
- The Club with the Chevron failed to score in three of their last five ties at the Stade de la Meinau.
Strasbourg vs Bordeaux Prediction
Thierry Laurey’s men have set themselves as one of the favorites for the final European spot available for the French league. Their counterparts, on the other hand, are the shadow of a team that they once used to be. Even in the Quarter Final of the tournament, they were lucky that the team was able to salvage a draw against a group from a lower tier.
The home advantage will greatly shift things in favor of Le Racing. Moreover, the reality that once this obstacle is over, the title is almost up for grabs, will make the players work extra hard in front of the home-fans since neither Monaco nor Guingamp would consider themselves favorites against the team from Alsace.
I expect the hosts to go through, and for them to exert their domination early on. The chance for a goalless first half is minuscule, considering the momentous occasion, and the current form of the team. They have won seven of their last eight games and were unbeaten in 16 of their last 18 home-ties.
Strasbourg vs Bordeaux Betting Tips
Strasbourg to Qualify @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).