Toulouse vs Strasbourg
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019
Kick-off at 16.00 UK/ 17.00 CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal (Toulouse).
Strasbourg really turned around a new leaf last month after a series of bad results. The team started winning and managed to improve their offensive threat too. As of now, they are just four points away from securing a Europa League spot.
Toulouse recorded a comprehensive win over Nice in their Coupe de France fixture last weekend, which came as a surprise to most fans. The team had been trying to get into a good stretch for weeks, and though nothing is set in stone yet, it looks like Les Violets are starting to get the gist of things.
Le Racing has always performed well against the team from Toulouse. The psychological advantage easily lies with the hosts as they have always been a greater offensive threat between the two teams, and has recorded more head-to-head wins.
Toulouse vs Strasbourg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven h2h matches saw both teams getting on the scoring sheet.
- The sides hosting the matches have found the back of the net in the last nine h2h ties in a row.
- The last four h2h wins belong to Thierry Laurey’s men.
- Les Pitchouns have recorded just one win in their total of seven h2h attempts at home.
Toulouse vs Strasbourg Prediction
Goals came from both sides in four of the last five h2h games at this venue and in six of the last seven overall h2h ties. The home sides have scored goals in the last nine straight games that involved both these groups, and the away sides managed to do so in six of the last seven.
Adding to this, Le Racing has scored in their last seven matches, and in nine of their last ten games on the road. It’s safe to assume that this tie will see defensive breaches on either end of the pitch.
Four of the last five overall matches of Les Violets, and likewise, four of the last five overall games of the team from Alsace has had over 2.5 match goals. Taking into account that the last three home games of Toulouse and the last four away ties of Strasbourg had the same stat, backing the Over 2.5 Match Goals option seems the optimal choice.
Toulouse vs Strasbourg Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).