Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Monaco will be aiming to climb to the Champions League berth when they take on Strasbourg in the Ligue 1 round 29. Les Rouges et Blancs did well to beat Ajaccio 2-0 before the international break, with the team keeping their Champions League hopes alive, but they need to keep on winning on a regular basis if they are to meet the goal. Breel Embolo is a major doubt after missing Switzerland’s EURO 2024 qualifying matches with injury, while all Kevin Volland, Aleksandr Golovin, and Ismail Jakobs remain in the recovery room.
Le Racing, on the other hand, picked up vital three points from the Auxerre game, but given their poor away record in the 2022/2023 season, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Monaco’s party at Stade Louis II. As for the visiting side, Alexander Djiku is banned for the match, while both Maxime Le Marchand and Eiji Kawashima remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Breel Embolo):
Born in Younde, Cameroon on February 14, 1997, Breel Embolo is a striker who plays for Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Embolo began his youth career at Nordstern back in 2008, but two years later he moved to Old Boys.
In 2010 the Switzerland international joined Basel and he continued playing for the RotBlau at senior level. After scoring 21 goals in 61 appearances for the club in the Swiss Super League, Breel Embolo signed a five-year deal with Schalke 04 in June, 2016 for a fee of €20 million.
The Schalke striker made his Bundesliga debut on August 27 in a 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Speaking of his international career, Breel Embolo has four caps for Switzerland U21 team and he made his senior debut on March 31, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with United States of America. Embolo is very powerful striker, he is technically strong, he has explosive pace and a composed finisher.
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.