On Friday, there is a very interesting betting offer, and this time we have analyzed the French Ligue 1 duel, in which Strasbourg will host PSG on their home ground. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9 PM.
Strasbourg: Fantastic Performances Lately!
Strasbourg was founded in 1906, and this team has only once won the French championship title, which was in 1979. In addition, they have three trophies in Ligue 2 and three in the French Cup, with the last victory occurring in 2001 when the blue and whites defeated Amiens in the grand final. Strasbourg is currently in an impressive tenth place in the league, with a nine-point lead over the teams in the relegation zone. So far, the former representative of France in the Europa League has accumulated 25 points, having achieved six victories, seven draws, and six losses in nineteen matches played. Recently, this team has been playing at a very high level, as evidenced by the fact that the tenth-placed team last experienced a defeat in the league at the beginning of December when they were beaten away by Reims with a score of 2:1.
Of course, in the last five matches in France’s top football tier, this team has not known defeat, achieving three victories and two draws, both in the last two rounds. First, the team coached by the legendary Patrick Vieira drew in a tough away game against Marseille, ending 1:1 with a goal in stoppage time, followed by a draw in the last round away at Clermont, also 1:1, with a goal rightfully disallowed for the home team after VAR intervention. Regarding home performances, Vieira’s men have played nine matches at their stadium, securing four victories, three draws, and only two defeats, noting that the blue and whites last experienced failure at their stadium at the beginning of October against Strasbourg, with a score of 1:2, indicating that the league leader will not have an easy time in this away match.
In the last five head-to-head matches against Parisians, Strasbourg managed to draw twice, the last time in the French championship at the end of May last year, ending 1:1. The last victory of the blue and whites against the team from Parc des Princes was back in 2017, with a score of 2:1, and everyone at the club hopes that their favorite team might surprise the Saints again, who stumbled in their last round at their stadium against Brest, with that duel in the French capital ending 2:2.
PSG: Parisians Facing a Tough Test!
Last season, PSG clinched another trophy in Ligue 1, as the club from the French capital finished with just a one-point lead over the unexpectedly second-placed Lens, who also secured direct qualification to the Champions League. Speaking of this competition, it’s worth noting that the Parisians once again did not excel in it last season, and it’s well-known that for years, their primary goal has been to win the “big-eared” trophy.
During the summer, we witnessed a major reconstruction at Parc des Princes, with Neymar and Messi among those leaving the club. Luis Enrique was appointed as the new coach at the start of the season, and it seems that this was a great move by the Paris team’s leadership.
Currently, the reigning French champions are at the top of the Ligue 1 table with a six-point lead over second-placed Nice, which is a significant advantage. If the early signs are anything to go by, it’s very likely that the Saints will defend their French championship title.
In their last five Ligue 1 matches, Luis Enrique’s men have achieved three victories and two draws. In the last round, PSG drew at their stadium against Brest in a fantastic match that ended 2-2. Despite leading by two goals at halftime, the most pleasant surprise of the season’s championship responded skillfully in the second half.
On away grounds, PSG has played nine matches so far and is still undefeated, with six wins and three draws in that period. PSG also managed to qualify for the Champions League round of 16, finishing second in their group with a three-point lead over the group leader, Borussia Dortmund, who somewhat unexpectedly topped the group, which included teams like PSG, Milan, and Newcastle.
For the round of 16, the French representative drew Real Sociedad as their opponent, and it seems that the Saints are the big favorites to progress further. As we have already mentioned, the Champions League has been the priority for the wealthy Parisians for many years.
Our Betting Suggestions
If we take a look back at the previous head-to-head matches between Strasbourg and PSG, we can conclude that Strasbourg has been an uncomfortable opponent for the Saints, and it’s quite possible that the wealthy Parisians won’t win this match. Therefore, we advise you to focus on the double chance 1X bet for which betBonanza has prepared odds of 2.55.
Moreover, the traditional encounters between Strasbourg and PSG tend to be high-scoring, and it’s likely that we can expect something similar tonight. Thus, we suggest you try the GG (Both Teams to Score) bet, for which betBonanza has set odds of 1.72.
Finally, for the same reason, we recommend you place a bet on the Total OVER 2.5 goals market, which betBonanza is offering at an odds of 1.60.