France Ligue 1 – Troyes v Strasbourg Preview (4/11/17)

Match Preview

The bookmakers can’t separate either side here and in some places Strasbourg are slight favourites. This is wrong in my opinion, Troyes do deserve some sort of favoritism, between a DNB and -0.25 handicap. Both teams are newly promoted and should fancy their chances of winning here. This fixture ended 4-0 last season and it could be a good opportunity for Troyes to win again. Neither outfit has looked great defensively of late and the step up a division is maybe taking is toll on everyone. But I would expect both will enjoy this game as a chance to flex their wings a bit and open up, leading to an end to end type fixture. I fancy the overs based on current form and match situation. The goal line looks generous with a 2.25 line offered around the 1.85 mark. Here is one of those type of games where anyone could win and a high scoring draw can’t be ruled out, so I’m happy to strike with the overs.

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet 1 unit: Over 2.25 goals @1.84

 

Player importance explanation: K =Key, X =Regular XI starter, B = Bench player