RC Strasbourg Alsace
L
League Position 20
Goals Scored 0
Goals Conceded 4
VS
13/8/2017 13:00
OSC Lille
W
League Position 2
Goals Scored 3
Goals Conceded 0
20 League Position 2
0 Goals Scored 3
4 Goals Conceded 0
Strasbourg host Lille at the Stade de la Meinau after a heavy opening-day loss at the hands of Olympic Lyon. Strasbourg are among the three newly promoted teams in the Ligue 1 2017/18 campaign. After finishing top of Ligue 2, Strasbourg have been promoted automatically to the top division. Lille finished in the bottom half of the table in the 2016-17 campaign after picking up only 46 points, but the start to the current campaign has been much more positive.

RC Strasbourg Alsace vs OSC Lille – Betting Tips for the game

The pre-season was reasonably positive for Strasbourg after achieving wins over the likes of Nancy. Yet, they were completely overwhelmed by Lyon in the opening match.

Lille had a brilliant start to the season after achieving a 3-0 win over Nantes in the opening game. The team dominated possession and all three goals came in the second half.

The previous meeting between the two clubs was in 2008 when Strasbourg were in the top division. Back then, Lille managed a 1-0 win at the Stade de la Meinau courtesy of a goal from Antonio Mavuba. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Lille.

RC Strasbourg Alsace vs OSC Lille – Match odds

Strasbourg are placed at 13/5 for a win. However, we do not anticipate their victory despite being the home team. Lille started the campaign in brilliant fashion and they look strong in front of goal. The significant additions to the squad over the summer have made them one of the strongest outfits in Ligue 1 17/18. Strasbourg, meanwhile, conceded four in the opening game against Lyon and were dominated in terms of possession. Our preview is confident about going with a win for Lille, and it is priced at 11/10 with Bet365.

RC Strasbourg Alsace vs OSC Lille – Correct Score odds

The heavy away defeat is unlikely to worry Strasbourg a lot, as the club will target the maximum points in the home games. Lille appeared to be a brilliant attacking team with the additions of players like Thiago Maia and Nicolas de Preville. Strasbourg did not lose much at home last season, as just three of their nine league defeats in the Ligue 2 came at home. Even though Lille can be backed to win, it is unlikely to be a huge win. Our correct score prediction is to go with a 2-0 win for Lille, which is placed at 19/2 with BetVictor.

RC Strasbourg Alsace vs OSC Lille – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

Lille averaged less than a goal per game on the road last season. Strasbourg conceded 19 goals in the 19 home matches in the 16/17 campaign. The significant strengthening of the Lille team is a reason behind backing the away team to secure a win. At the same time, Lille are expected to get a 2-0 win. Our total goals prediction is to back under 2.5 goals in this game at 4/6 with Paddy Power.

RC Strasbourg Alsace vs OSC Lille – First Goalscorer odds

Nicolas de Preville scored 14 goals in the league last season, and he is already off the mark with a penalty against Nantes. De Preville registered three shots in the game, and he is expected to have the bulk of opportunities against Strasbourg. Our first goalscorer prediction is to back Nicolas de Preville at 6/1 with Unibet.

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