Racing Strasbourg vs. AS Monaco – betting tip, prediction, odds for the Ligue 1 match (13.03.2022, 15:00 CET)

The 28th matchday in the French Ligue 1 takes place this weekend. Here, Racing Strasbourg vs. AS Monaco constitutes one of the fixtures on Sunday at 15:00. Thus, the fifth and the eighth will play against each other in the Stade de la Meinau. The teams from Alsace and the Principality collected 46 and 41 points respectively so far. Eric Wattellier will be in charge of the match.

Racing Strasbourg are unbeaten in five league games. However, Julien Stéphan’s team most recently experienced three draws in a row. After two 1-0 at home against Nantes and at SCO Angers, RCS didn’t get beyond a 2-2 draw at fourth-last-place Saint-Étienne. Thereafter, there were a 0-0 home draw against second-placed OGC Nice and a 1-1 at 13th-placed Stade Reims on Sunday.

Unlike the home side in the Racing Strasbourg vs. AS Monaco match, ASM competed in the last sixteen of the Europa League on Thursday. Here, Philippe Clement’s team lost 0-2 at Sporting Braga. On Thursday, the return match against the Portuguese is on the agenda. Before that, the team from the Principality returned to winning ways on Sunday with a 1-0 at third-placed Olympique Marseille. Following a 2-0 home win over Olympique Lyon, the Red and Whites, for example, initially drew 0-0 with Lorient and 1-1 at last-placed Girondins Bordeaux.

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What speaks for Racing Strasbourg?

  • Playing in front of their home crowd
  • Unbeaten in five league games
  • Don’t appear in any European Cup matches and can therefore focus on the championship

What speaks for AS Monaco?

  • Returned to winning ways on Sunday with an away win over third-placed Olympique Marseille
  • Opponents are without a victory in three league appearances

Our betting tip:

  • Tip: Under 2.5 goals
  • Bookmaker: 1xBet
  • Odds: 1.83

Expert analysis Racing Strasbourg

The home side won five of their six league games between early January and mid-February. Here, a 3-4 away defeat to bottom side Girondins Bordeaux represented the only loss of points. Racing Strasbourg then benefited from the international break to bounce back. After all, Julien Stéphan’s team first prevailed 1-0 against sixth-placed Nantes and then at 14th-placed SCO Angers.

However, the Alsatians suffered another setback a week later. Because: They only reached a 2-2 at fourth-last Saint-Étienne. This was followed by a 0-0 home draw against second-placed OGC Nice and a 1-1 at 13th-placed Stade Reims on 6 March. Jean-Ricner Bellegarde gave Racing Strasbourg the lead in the 69th minute before the home side equalised in the 84th minute. In the encounter against the Red and Whites, less than 2.5 goals were scored for the fourth time in five RCS championship matches.

From today’s perspective, Stéphan will certainly must do without a player for the Racing Strasbourg vs. AS Monaco match. Because: Centre-back Maxime Le Marchand suffers from back problems. In contrast, another centre-back, Ismaël Doukouré, attacker Majeed Waris and goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima should return to the contingent.

Expert analysis AS Monaco

For AS Monaco, the away game against Racing Strasbourg comes between their Europa League appearances against Sporting Braga. Here, ASM suffered a 0-2 defeat in the first leg on Thursday. Philippe Clement’s side clearly had more ball possession (62% vs. 38%), but they couldn’t capitalize much in terms of attacking play. Finally, the Portuguese won thanks to goals in the 3rd and in the 89th minute. The return match will take place on 17 March.

Anyway, the team from the Principality returned to winning ways in the Ligue 1 with a 1-0 at third-placed Olympique Marseille on 6 March. In this Derby de la Mediterranée, Gelson Martins scored the winning goal in the 58th minute. Thus, AS Monaco ended a negative streak of three winless championship matches.

After a 2-0 home win against Olympique Lyon, Clement’s team initially had to settle with a 0-0 home draw against third-bottom Lorient. Afterwards, the ASM additionally dropped points with a 1-1 in Bordeaux and a 1-2 home defeat against Stade Reims. Consequently, for example, in four of AS Monaco’s last five Ligue 1 appearances so far, less than 2.5 goals were scored.

As things stand, Clement will be without two players for the away game against Racing Strasbourg. While the right-winger Krépin Diatta is out of action with a cruciate ligament rupture, the centre-back Jean Marcelin has a training deficit. On the other hand, the central midfielders Youssouf Fofana and Cesc Fàbregas could return. Fofana missed the away match against Sporting Braga due to suspension.

Head-to-head comparison Racing Strasbourg – AS Monaco

The first clash of the season between Racing Strasbourg and AS Monaco took place on 28 November. Here, the encounter in the Principality ended in a 1-1. Previously, in the 2020/2021 Ligue 1, Racing Strasbourg experienced against AS Monaco a 2-3 away defeat and a 1-0 home win.

Our betting tip and the best odds

In the match Racing Strasbourg vs. AS Monaco, two teams that did not exclusively cover themselves with glory in the last week’s clashes. For the Alsatians, the year began promisingly with five wins out of six championship games. However, albeit in away matches, the home side dropped points against Saint-Étienne and Stade Reims.

A similar thing occurred to AS Monaco before their 1-0 win in Marseille against relegation candidates Lorient as well as Girondins Bordeaux and at home against Stade Reims. Furthermore, they lost 0-2 in Braga on Thursday. On balance, we recommend betting on a score of less than 2.5 goals. The fact that four of the last five championship matches involving RCS and ASM so far saw two or fewer goals underpins our tip.

Racing Strasbourg vs. AS Monaco – betting tip: Under 2.5 goals, odds 1.83 at bookmaker 1xBet

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