Strasbourg and Guingamp meet at Stade de la Meinau, in a match for the 20th round of League 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 27-08-2017, Guingamp won at home by (2 -0). The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 11 th and 8 th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 10 th best team in home matches and the 14 th best in away matches.
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 24 points won. In their last match, they lost with Metz by (3-0), after in the previous match they won (2-1) at home, in a match against Toulouse. This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 15 points, against only 9 in his away matches. The team comes to this match after a home win against Dijon FCO by (3-2), at the end of the extra time. For the championship, Strasbourg won 15 points out of 27 possible points, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 9 home matches.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 6 games ago. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 9 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback.
Strasbourg saw their series of 6 games without losing to finish on the last day and is looking for a recovery to go back up on the French championship qualifying table. The home team is characterized by a reasonable attack, which scored 24 goals and is the sixth best national, while the defense is leaving quite to be desired, suffered 31 goals and is the fourth worst, showing the imbalance between the offensive and defensive sectors . Playing at home, as in this Friday’s match, Strasbourg has only 2 losses in 9 games and it is important to point out that in 6 of their last 7 home games they scored and suffered goals. For the confrontation against Guingamp, the coach Thierry Laurey has the return of Seka, who served a suspension in the last game.
The away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 26 points won, after 7 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Caen, by (0-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Saint-Étienne, by (2-1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he won 19 points, against only 7 in his away matches. In the last match that they played, for the Coupe de France, they beat Niort at home (1-0). In the last 9 away league matches Guingamp has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 27 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (5 out of 10 matches). In 19 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 10 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
The Guingamp is going through a good phase in the French championship, does not lose 5 games and is looking for another positive result to continue dreaming of a place in the next edition of the Europa League. The team has medium numbers, both in the offensive and in the defensive system, since it scored 21 goals, being the tenth best attack of the national championship, and suffered 24, having the ninth best defense, evidencing that a better performance is necessary in both the sectors to fight higher in the classification. The Guingamp conquered only 1 victory in its last 8 games and it is important to underline that it is the sixth team that suffered the most goals in the visiting condition. For the match against Strasbourg, coach Kombouare must repeat the starting line-up of the last day, when he beat Saint-Étienne.
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