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Bitesize Prediction: Angers vs Strasbourg – 13/02/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 12 Feb 2022

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Strasbourg win

Odds: 5/4 @ 888sport

Hoping to widen their buffer in the top-four chase this weekend, Strasbourg will make the trip to a struggling Angers on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Angers might find themselves still within touching distance of finding a route back into the top-half, Gérald Baticle’s men are in the midst of what has been a sluggish run of form. Putting in a nightmare display last time out, Les Scoïstes were hit with a 5-2 drumming against Marseille on the road and they have the feel of a side really seeking a boost. Suffering back-to-back Ligue 1 defeats and continuing to slip down the standings, the former Lyon coach has seen his side win just one of their last seven matchups across all competitions, a run that stems back to December 5th. Facing what should be a stern test in western France this weekend, it’s also worth highlighting that Angers have lost three of their last four contests at the Stade Raymond Kopa, a run highlighted by defeats against St. Etienne and Clermont.

As for the visitors, while Strasbourg might have spent the majority of last season battling it out at the foot of the Ligue 1 table, they have only continued to shock many across Europe this time around. Opening this weekend’s fixtures sat fourth in the table and sat in pole position to claim a maiden Champions League spot this year, Head Coach Julien Stéphan should find the mood in his squad at a high. Last seen picking up a 1-0 win against Nantes on home soil, Le Racing have won four of their last five matchups across all formats. With their recent purple patch highlighted by a 2-0 win against Clermont last month, Strasbourg should be smelling a golden chance on the road. Likewise, it should also be noted, Sunday’s hosts have collected 15 points on their travels this season, the fourth-best tally in Ligue 1.

Bet: Strasbourg 5/4 to beat Angers in Sunday’s Ligue 1 matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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