Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
Strasbourg play host to Le Havre at their Stade de la Meinau in the Coupe de France last 16. Le Racing aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to PSG and they are likely to fight tooth and nail in Wednesday’s encounter. Saidou Sow is back from international duty, while all Kevin Gameiro, Ismael Doukoure, Jeremy Sebas, and Lebo Mothiba remain in the treatment room.
Le Club Doyen, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team extending their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions thanks to a 1-1 draw with Monaco. Le Havre and Strasbourg seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Strasbourg.
Highlighted Team (Strasbourg):
Founded back in 1906, Strasbourg is a professional football team that compete in French Ligue 1. Le Racing did remarkably well to win the 1979 Ligue 1 trophy and that is considered the biggest success in the history of the club. Strasbourg won Coupe de France on three occasions (1951, 1966, 2001) and they have three Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well (1964, 1997, 2005). Strasbourg’s main rivals are Metz and the two teams face each other in the Derby de l’Est (The Eastern derby).
Le Racing recorded their biggest victory over Valenciennes (10-0) in the 1937-1938 season, whilst they suffered their biggest loss to Limoges (0-8) in the 1959/1960 season. Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who is well known for his free-kick abilities, played for the club from 2000 to 2003, but he failed to score in a league match during his spell with the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Speaking of Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg’s home ground was opened back in 1914 and the capacity of the venue is 29,320.