Strasbourg Koenigshoffen - Clermont Foot
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Strasbourg-Koenigshoffen vs Clermont Odds and Tips
This is should be one of the most lopsided matches in the French Cup this season, as the lesser-known team from Strasbourg is meeting a Ligue 1 side.
- 1 Strasbourg-Koenigshoffen vs Clermont Odds and Tips
- 2 Predicted Lineups, Preview, and Team News about Strasbourg-Koenigshoffen vs Clermont
- 3 Facts and Notes about Strasbourg-Koenigshoffen vs Clermont
Over 3.5 Goals
Clermont will be the overwhelming favorite, not only to win the match but also to register a high-value victory. That goes for their goal-scoring record which should be in the foreground of the team's tactics. Of course, the visitors will give all the respect that their hosts deserve, but Clermont is playing in a top league, while Strasbourg-Koenigshoffen is an amateur side without proper competition.
Both Teams to Score – No
Every team can score a goal in the right circumstances, but it seems that this time around the outcome will be decided in the way Clermont is controlling the game. It is expected that coach Pascal Gastien will rest some of his best players after a tough week of action in Ligue 1, but his team has enough quality all around to subdue their opponents.
Predicted Lineups, Preview, and Team News about Strasbourg-Koenigshoffen vs Clermont
Not much is known about this team that comes from Strasbourg. Of course, when we talk about this city, it's about their Ligue 1 team, so that might be a bit confusing for the followers of the French Cup competition. This is a club that has been around since the start of the last century. They were founded in 1906, but don't have any relevant results. During the 1970s and 1980s, the highest competition level they played was in Division 3 of the French league system. They play the national Cup competition quite often and managed to get into the round of 64 on multiple attempts. To get to this stage of the season, meeting a Clermont team, they won two rounds. They had the fortune of playing both games at home, so they took advantage of that fact beating Gandrange 1-0, and in their final match of the calendar year, in the latter part of November, Louhans Cuiseaux by the score of 2-1. They have a squad size of 23 players with an average age of 28.3 years. What is curious is that they also have only one foreign player, and that man comes from Croatia. It's 32-year-old Ivan Herceg who plays in the central defense. They play their matches in a 1.000 seat stadium Stade Charles Frey, a small venue in Koenigshoffen, a district in Strasbourg.
Predicted lineup: Bahloul, Latreche, Herceg, Mouakit, Donzelot, Tine, Toure, Ly, Weiss, Boujaafar, Sidow.
Clermont, as the Ligue 1 team, is starting their Cup campaign in this phase of the competition. Considering their opponent, it is going to be refreshing to relax a little bit before the league continues next week. They have done very well this season keeping their place inside the top ten in the rankings. They didn't accumulate many wins, six in 17 games, but they are doing their job in securing their safety from being relegated. Currently, they have a nine-point advantage over Brest, who are the first team under the relegation line. Last year they barely survived finishing the season in 17th place, which is as close as you can get and not getting relegated. They don't have any relevant trophies on the record, they won a couple of National championships which is the Third Division in France. The last time that happened was in the season 2006-07. Since then, they have mostly played in the Ligue 2 before being promoted to the highest level of the league system in France. Komnen Andric and Muhammed Cham are their best scorers with four goals each, both of them also top their assists ranking.
Predicted lineup: Diaw, Seidu, Wieteska, Ogier, Allevinah, Gastine, Magnin, Neto Borges, Cham, Rashani, Andric.
Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.
Player to Watch: Komnen Andric
The Serbian center forward arrived from Dinamo Zagreb during last summer's transfer window and proved he belongs in the team. He has played in every league match this season contributing with four goals and two assists. He is a 27-year-old attack-minded player who mostly played in Croatia, but has experience from Lithuanian and Portuguese championships as well.
Facts and Notes about Strasbourg-Koenigshoffen vs Clermont
- Where is the match venue? – Stade Charles Frey, Strasbourg
- When is the kick-off? – 14:30 BST, 15:30 CET
- How many goals did Clermont score this season? – Clermont scored 20 goals