Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Toulouse will be looking to build on a 3-2 win over Angers when they take on Strasbourg in the Ligue 1 round 12. Les Pitchouns are eyeing their fourth consecutive win on home soil, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but forward Rhys Healey remains on the sidelines with injury.
Le Racing, on the other hand, dropped to the relegation zone following a 3-0 loss to Lille, and given their shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the in-form hosts. All Karol Fila, Nordine Kandil, and Ludovic Ajorque are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. In their last encounter in the French top flight Strasbourg defeated Toulouse thanks to Waris Majeed’s goal, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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.