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.
Recommended bet 1 unit: Over 2.25 goals @1.84
Player importance explanation: K =Key, X =Regular XI starter, B = Bench player