Strasbourg host Troyes at the Stade de la Meinau in Ligue 1 on Monday, looking to pick up their second win of the season. With 11 points from 16 games, Julien Stéphan’s side are second from bottom in the league table, having won just once in their campaign so far – a 3-2 win over Angers on matchday 10 in October.
Troyes, meanwhile, haven’t covered themselves in glory either, winning just two more games and collecting four more points than Strasbourg. Since beating Clermont Foot 3-1 in September, Patrick Kisnorbo’s side are winless in their last eight games, drawing five times and losing thrice.
Neither team have covered themselves in glory so far this season, accounting for just four wins between them in 32 combined games.
Strasbourg will be confident of their chances considering their record against Troyes but their current form doesn’t hold them in good stead.
A third consecutive draw between the sides seems likely.
Prediction: Strasbourg 1-1 Troyes
This match will start from 7:30 pm
This match will take place on 2 January, 2022
Strasbourg were due to be without Alexander Djiku for their trip to PSG after the Ghanaian defender was caught up in a wide-scale betting scandal, but he stepped out onto the turf as captain after his ban was overturned.
Les Couriers did not sustain any fresh concerns in the loss to the champions, but Colin Dagba, Eiji Kawashima, Dimitri Lienard, Maxime Le Marchand, Nordine Kandil and Thomas Delaine are all struggling with injuries and could miss out again.
Right-back Ronael Pierre-Gabriel will be back from a suspension of his own and will expect to displace Ismael Doukoure in the rearguard, while Habib Diallo’s fresh legs could be preferred to Kevin Gameiro in attack given the short turnaround.
As for Troyes, key attacker Mama Balde is serving the second of his two-game suspension and will not be available for the visitors here, meaning either Renaud Ripart or Ike Ugbo will spearhead the charge.
Sels; Pierre-Gabriel, Nyamsi, Djiku, Perrin; Bellegarde, Prcic, Aholou; Thomasson; Diallo, Ajorque
Lis; T. Balde, Salmier, Palmer-Brown, Conte; Kouame, Chavalerin; Bruus, Lopes, Odobert; Ripart
Checking out the betting prices for the game in the full-time result market, putting your money on Strasbourg can be had for 1.91, betting on the draw is 3.75 & betting on the winning team to be ESTAC gets 4. They are the most competitive bets on offer as of now.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match.
Tip 1 – Result: Draw
Tip 2 – Goals over/under 2.5: Under 2.5
Tip 3 – Both teams to score: Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Strasbourg win with a probability of 51.59%. A draw has a probability of 25.7% and a win for Troyes has a probability of 22.71%.
The most likely scoreline for a Strasbourg win is 1-0 with a probability of 13.09%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 2-0 (10.06%) and 2-1 (9.32%). The likeliest drawn scoreline is 1-1 (12.12%), while for a Troyes win it is 0-1 (7.88%).
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Strasbourg vs Troyes a great match to watch, Strasbourg will win