Friday, February 06, 2009



We have discussed many times how strong Strasbourg are at La Meinau, in their last 49 starts at this level, they are 35-12-2, conceding just 21 goals, those are incredible figures, winning over 71% and allowing only 0.42 goals per game.

It is simply a very intimidating place to go and teams arrive expecting either a goal less draw, or a defeat. I do not know how Brest will approach this, they are without a draw away from home all season (4-0-6), so the stats indicate that they will look for the win, what is beyond debate however, is that once they concede, a second and or third goal usually follows, they have lost their last three, without reply.

There is no doubt that the hosts are struggling a little and they have not really fired since late November. Having said that, they have had horrendous injury problems, which have cleared up a little and two key players who returned last week, Pele and Marcos, will strip much fitter this evening and should give Racing the boost that they need to kick on. They are still in the hunt for a promotion spot, sitting just three points off the pace, but three points today are seen as essential and if they get an earlyish goal, they could run away with this.

RCS: Cassard, Gurtner;
J-A. Fanchone, Paisley, S. Pelé, Szelesi;
Bah, Cohade, Gargorov, Lacour, Shereni;
Dja Djedje, J. Fanchone, Marcos, K. Traoré, Zenke.

6.5 points Strasbourg -3/4 ball 2.03 asian line.

Good Luck.

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