Strasbourg – Paris SG SOCCER PICKS
Strasbourg and PSG meet at Stade de la Meinau, in a match for the 16 th round of League 1. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 17-02-2018, ended with PSG’s victory by (5-2). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Strasbourg presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 21 points won, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Nîmes, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Rennes, by (1-4). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 7 home league matches Strasbourg has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 21 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (3 out of 7 matches). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches played in this competition, they got the comeback in 2 of the 6 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 9 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Strasbourg enter this day motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 1-4, in the visit to the land of Rennes: the goals were scored by Thomáson, Martin (2) and Martinez. It is important to remember that the locals remain at the top of the leaderboard. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 3-4-1-2, favoring a more direct style of play. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Mothiba and Nuno da Costa: the first is the best finalist of Strasbourg, with 6 goals. For this game the local coach can not count on Mitrovic, suspended, in addition to Saadi and Grimm, for being injured.
After 14 wins and 1 draw, the away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 43 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Toulouse, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Bordeaux, by (2-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at their stadium, with 47 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 7 away league matches PSG has a record of 6 wins and 1 draw, so they have won 19 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 7 away matches. Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 20 of the last 30 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games for League 1, of these 12 came to the break in advantage in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: he scored 14 of his 40 goals between minutes (76′-90’).
Paris Saint-Germain reached this unmotivated day, after a draw, 2-2, in the displacement to Bordeaux, placing an end to an excellent series of 14 wins in a row in the French championship: the goals were scored by Mbappé and Neymar. Outside the home, visitors record 6 wins in 7 games played. The French Mbappé is the most offensive reference of the visiting club, being its strongest point the finalization. In the wings, the Paris club can count on the speedy Neymar and Di Maria, both being very strong in the hand to hand and in the offensive transition. The outsider team usually adopts a ball possession game, attacking preferably through the central corridor. Kurzawa, Meunier and Rabiot will not be available due to physical problems.