Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Sunday’s football game at Stade de l’Aube pits together Troyes and Strasbourg, the two sides with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Troyes’ main goal is to secure the Ligue 1 survival, while le Racing are eyeing a spot in European competitions. The hosts aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Monaco, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Sunday’s clash.
Both Hyun-Jun Suk and Karim Azamoum are sidelined with injuries. Since Strasbourg are eager to melt Rennes’ advantage to only one point, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The likes of Kandil, Waris, Prcic, Thomasson, Doukoure, and Le Marchand are likely to miss the game with injuries for the visiting side. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Frédéric Guilbert):
Despite his modest height for a centre-back, Frederic Guilbert is a remarkably strong in aerial duels. Former France U21 international is a player of great positional awareness and tactical discipline who makes immense defensive contribution for his team.
A versatile defender who can play in various positions across the backline, Guilbert can also be deployed as a right midfielder where his speed and agility come to play. Born in Valognes, Frederic Guilbert spent all of his career playing in France although he has thus far failed to spend more than two seasons at a single club. Spells at Caen, AS Cherbourg, Bordeaux were insufficient for Guilbert to secure regular playing time and prove his worth, which he hopes would change at Caen.
Guilbert joined the Stade Michel d’Ornano based club on a permanent deal in 2017, after a season-long loan spell away from Bordeaux. He went on to play 42 matches across all competitions in his second season with Caen and has done well to announce himself as an important player for the French side.
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.