Foot Predictions shows the Ligue 1 clash on Sunday between Strasbourg and Angers, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Strasbourg to assume Annoys in Ligue 1 on Sunday, with the hosts able to stay three points behind their next opponent on the table with a win.
Angers have not won any of the last three league games, with Strasbourg stepping out of danger with three crucial points over the past weekend.
Indeed, the surprising 2-1 win at Metz was a major victory in the Strasbourg season, putting the team six points clear of 18th place Nantes.
With only the first three Ligue 1 teams having a stronger defensive record than Metz so far this season, Thierry Laurey must have feared the worst when Thomas Delaine gave the hosts the advantage after just 17 minutes.
However, a Adrien Thomasson The game turned upside down, with Strasbourg appearing to have more than enough in the tank to stay in France’s top flight for another season.
Much of this is due to Ludovic Ajorque, Habib Diallo and Thomasson scoring for fun since the turn of the year, with a much improved defense behind them allowing Laurey’s attacking players to express themselves with greater freedom. He expects that to be the case again against Angers on Sunday.
If Angers has the performance it has been doing in recent weeks, there is every chance that Strasbourg will move further away from the relegation zone, with Stephane MoulinThe team has only scored four points in the last seven matches.
To be fair, there is likely to be a legitimate case that the first half of the Angers season flattered them, with the Moulin team’s goal difference now being the sixth worst in the league.
In fact, Thomasson’s two goals for Strasbourg led him to five league goals in this campaign, which would be enough to make midfielder Angers the best scorer on the team Stephane Bahoken. Still, the Cameroonian international has not scored in the league since November and is currently injured, leaving Moulin desperately away from a threat of attack.
Things are also not much better at the other end, now, with six goals conceded in consecutive defeats against Nice and Nantes. Moulin expects a more balanced performance against Strasbourg on Sunday.
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All news from the teams
Strasbourg is without Kevin Zohi, Sanjin Prcic, Mohamed Simakan, Lebo Mothiba and Matz Sels due to injury.
Former Sunderland defender Lamine Kone will be waiting for a start in defense.
Angers, for his part, will travel to Strasbourg without Ibrahim Amadou, Rachid Alioui, Enzo Ebosse and Bahoken due to injury.
Jimmy Cabot hopes for a better moment after being replaced, having only entered as a reserve at the beginning of the defeat to Nantes.
Strasbourg possible starting lineup:
Kawashima; Guilbert, Mitrovic, Djiku, Caci; Aholou, Sissoko, Lienard, Thomasson; Diallo, Ajorque
Irritates possible initial lineup:
Bernardoni; Manceau, Traore, Thomas, Doumbia; Coulibaly, Mangani; Capelle, Fulgini, Boufal; Diony
Probability: Strasbourg 2-1 Angers
We expect Strasbourg to beat Angers, with the home team presenting a much better offensive quality.
Angers just don’t seem to be a very good team at the moment, with a loss here that will likely cause them to fall to the second half.
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