Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Clermont will be aiming to put an end to their three-game losing run when they face Strasbourg in the Ligue 1 round 25. Clermont suffered a dip in form, but their elite division status is not yet in great danger. Midfielder Saif-Eddine Khaoui is back from suspension, while both Alidu Seidu and Johan Gastien are sidelined with injuries. Le Racing, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Angers.
Strasbourg, though, have been struggling on the travels this season, and we do not believe that they are capable of picking up more than one point from Sunday’s clash. A man to watch in the away team will be Habib Diallo, who scored a brace at the weekend, while all Diarra, Nyamsi, Bellegarde, Kawashima, and Delaine are sidelined with injuries. Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou has yet to serve his ban.
Highlighted Player (Adrien Thomasson):
A midfielder with a keen eye for a precise pass, Adrian Thomasson is a French international who plays for Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. Thomasson is a versatile asset who can be equally deployed in a number of different positions up front, including a holding position at the centre of the park.
He began his professional career at Evian in 2012 and spent three years with Les Roses before moving to Nantes in 2015. One league match shy from entering the 100-game club, Adrien Thomasson scored nine goals for the Canaries before joining Strasbourg in the summer of 2018.
As a player who likes to hold on to the ball and build play from behind, Thomasson boasts impressive passing ability. Albeit an attacking midfielder who can play on both wings and in advanced midfield position, this French footballer also makes quite a contribution in defense.
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.