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Grenoble vs Strasbourg Prediction & Betting tips
In the 1 / 32th finals of the Coupe de France, Grenoble will face RC Strasbourg on Friday-evening. Does the second grader know how to stunt or does RC Strasbourg make its status?
After the first half of the season, Grenoble is in seventh place with only one point behind the three numbers three, RC Lens, Paris FC and Niort. In the last two games before the winter break, Philippe Hinschberger’s team did bad business by losing both against Paris FC and AJ Auxerre and thus dropping from the third to the seventh place. Nonetheless, the club’s performance, which was still playing in the Championnat National 2 two seasons ago and ended third in the Championnat National last season, is well above expectations this season.
Hinschberger has a reasonable selection at Grenoble, but it is clear that there is a qualitative difference between his front and rear guard. The team’s top scorer is Florian Sotoca, a former exponent of Montpellier’s youth academy, with six goals in nineteen games, but the 28-year-old striker has already finished five games in a row. In the back, thirty-year-old Pierre Gibaud is the most experienced player, but the former player of Le Mans has just one match experience at the highest French level, just like Sotoca.
Just like Friday night’s opponent, RC Strasbourg is in seventh place in the league, but a level higher. Moreover, the goal balance of the team from Strasbourg is slightly better and the team is closer to the right row than the top three of the Ligue 1. With eight points from the last five matches RC Strasbourg belongs to the seven best-performing teams in the Ligue 1 of the last five matches. In the eighth finals of the Coupe de la Ligue was also won by Olympique Marseille, allowing the team of Thierry Laurey to play next week in the quarterfinals of the other French cup tournament.
The brightest in the first half of Le Racing was South African Lebo Mothiba. The South African who made the transfer to Lille a year ago and impressed in the half of the season, already scored eight goals and an assist in the first half of the season. His main competitor for the spit position, Joia Nuno da Costa, seems to have lost the battle with the South African, with whom he already played at Valenciennes. Despite this, the Cape Verdean is also well on shot this season with four goals and three assists.
Grenoble vs Strasbourg head to head matches
08.02.18 COU Grenoble Strasbourg 0 : 3
11.05.13 CFA Grenoble Strasbourg 0 : 1
12.01.13 CFA Strasbourg Grenoble 2 : 0
17.04.07 L2 Grenoble Strasbourg 1 : 1
13.10.06 L2 Strasbourg Grenoble 1 : 0