⚽️ Competition: League Cup
🗓 Date: 07 January 2020
💡 Betting Tips: 1
📈 Odds: 2.2
💳 Stake: 6/10
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A total of eight teams are still in the fight for the French League Cup. We are looking for the successor to Racing Strasbourg, who surprisingly won the title last year by beating Guingamp in the final. The top favorite is of course Paris St. Germain, who won the crown five times in a row from 2014 to 2018.
Reims vs Strasbourg Free Betting Tips and Odds
The first of four quarter-finals will be played by Reims and defending champion Strasbourg on Tuesday evening. According to the odds of the bookmakers, the chances for the home team to progress are significantly better, which may be due to the fact that the kickers from northeastern France have been playing a strong season so far and are difficult to beat at home.
Even though the current sixth in Ligue 1 lost 1: 2 in Monaco at the beginning of the major national cup competition, the Coupe de France, the favorite role for the team of coach Guion is understandable, especially since the red and white of ten home games in the only one lost in the current season.
On the other hand, an opponent comes to the Racing Club in the Auguste Delaune Stadium, who is preparing to start a cup run similar to 2018/2019 in 2019/2020. Whether the success from the previous season is sufficient to risk a prediction of the away win between Reims and Strasbourg should be critically examined. In our eyes, the hosts have the advantages on their side.
Reims – statistics & current form
Did you know that Stade Reims has been French champion six times? In the period after the Second World War, the Red and Whites were among the best football clubs in the Grande Nation and also regularly participated in the European Cup.
Although the heyday has been over for several decades, the former flagship of Champagne is obviously on the best way to return to the top of the national league. After the promotion in 2017/18, the team of coach Guion achieved a strong eighth place in Ligue 1 in the comeback year.
In the current season, those responsible are even hoping for an increase. Stade de Reims currently ranks sixth. 28 points after 18 match days once again correspond to a satisfactory result, especially since the gap to position four is only three points and the red and whites also have a game in hand.
The Guion team impressed like no other club with a combination of a stable defensive and offensive efficiency. The goal difference of 16:10 speaks volumes. No other French first division club conceded fewer goals than the sixth-placed. However, only two league competitors scored even less than the champion, who has the best shooter in Boulaye Dia (five goals).
The red-whites are very uncomfortable to judge in front of a home backdrop. Only three of the ten previous matches in front of their own fans were won in Ligue 1, but only one was lost. Six games ended in a draw, four of them goalless.
The latest performances at the Kehraus in 2019 were positive, as Reims remained unbeaten six times in a row and beat St. Etienne (3: 1) at home or scored a point against Lyon (1: 1). Only the dress rehearsal for the upcoming League Cup quarter-finals was lost in Monaco at the Coupe de France this weekend.
The focus was on the upcoming match anyway on Tuesday, so that coach Guion, among other things, did not bring his best goal scorer from the start. Due to injury, the 52-year-old coach only has to do without Arber Zeneli during the week. However, this does not change the fact that in our eyes between Reims and Strasbourg the tip on the host brings value.
Probable lineups of Reims:
↪ Rajkovic – Kamara, Abdelhamid, Disasi, Foket – Munetsi, Chavalerin – Cafaro, Doumbia, Oudin – Dia
↪ Trainer: Guion
Last games from Reims:
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – AS Monaco vs. Stade Reims 2-1 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Stade Reims vs. Lyon 1-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 12/17/2019 – Stade Reims vs. Montpellier 1-0 (Coupe de la Ligue)
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Toulouse vs. Stade Reims 0-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 08.12.2019 – Stade Reims vs. AS St. Étienne 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
Strasbourg – statistics & current form
The Coupe de la Ligue has been a top priority for Racing Strasbourg since last season at the latest. The Alsatians were surprisingly successful in 2018/2019 and thus posted the first title since 2005. The Frenchman was not able to top it off, however, because in the subsequent qualification for the Europa League, Racing famously failed due to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The team of coach Thierry Laurey would very much like to repeat the success from the previous year, although it remains to be seen whether Paris St. Germain will give up again and leave early. In order to do your own homework and move on to the semi-finals, you need to progress in Champagne on Tuesday.
If we believe the odds of the betting providers between Reims and Strasbourg, the guests only go into the match as outsiders. This is probably due to the expandable away balance of the Eastern French. In fact, the table twelfth has only been able to record seven points abroad so far. Two wins face a draw and six losses.
What is interesting here is the fact that Racing did not score in seven of the nine Ligue 1 appearances. Conversely, this also means that if the Laurey team scored a goal away, they always left the field as the winner. It is doubtful whether the second weakest away offensive by top scorer Ajorque will be able to undo the best home defensive.
Consequently, it might make sense on the one hand to venture between Reims and Strasbourg to predict that a maximum of two hits will be scored. On the other hand, in our eyes, the bet on a “zero success” for the home side must be seen as a value bet, and even though the guests won five competitive games in a row, so did the dress rehearsal in the Coupe de France against the underclass club Le Portel (4: 1).
Serious failures are not known, so that the coach Laurey, who has been in office since 2016, can draw on the full. The best possible formation for the Alsatians can therefore be expected.
Probable lineup of Strasbourg:
↪ Sels – Caci, Mitrovic, Koné, Lala – Fofana, Dijku, Sissoko – Thomasson – Mothiba, Ajorque
↪ Trainer: Laurey
Last games from Strasbourg:
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Le Portel vs. Strasbourg 1: 4 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Strasbourg vs. AS St. Étienne 2-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 12/18/2019 – FC Nantes vs. Strasbourg 0-1 (Coupe de la Ligue)
⚽️ 15.12.2019 – Girondins Bordeaux vs. Strasbourg 0-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Strasbourg vs. Toulouse 4-2 (Ligue 1)
Reims vs Strasbourg direct comparison
Since the Reims promotion in 2017/2018, the two teams have met three times in Ligue 1. The home team prevailed in 2018/2019. Racing Strasbourg won the home game 4-0, Stade de Reims 2-1. The first leg at the August Delaune Stadium ended in a goalless draw this season. Incidentally, there has never been a duel at the cup level.
Reims vs Strasbourg Free Betting Tips and Odds Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
Before the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals on Tuesday evening between Reims and Strasbourg, the betting odds are slightly in favor of the home side, who are thus pressed into the favorites role. Before the kick-off only one thing seems really clear: there will definitely be a decision this evening. If there is a tie after 90 minutes, there is first the extra time and then a penalty shootout.
Key facts – Reims vs Strasbourg tips
💫 Reims only suffered a defeat in ten games at home
💫 The best home defensive meets one of the harmless away offensives
💫 The game in the first leg of Ligue 1 ended goalless
We would tend to conform to the bookmakers’ assessment. As the sixth of Ligue 1, the red-whites have had a great season so far and only suffered one defeat in ten home games. In addition, Stade has an outstanding defensive, which will pose problems for the harmless offensive of the Alsatians (seven zero numbers in nine away games).
We therefore decide between Reims and Strasbourg for the tip on the home win after regular time. If you want to increase the prices a bit, you can combine the bet, for example, with the Guion team winning zero or a maximum of two hits.